“If wall text leaves us feeling neither more informed nor more enthused, it’s just visual junk.”

At Frieze, Hayward Gallery curator Tom Morton considers museum wall text. “Major museums and galleries provide wall texts because of three problems – or, at least, what are perceived to be problems. The first of these is simply identification, which is solved by the classic ‘tombstone’ label, detailing a work’s author, title, date, dimensions (surely … read more… ““If wall text leaves us feeling neither more informed nor more enthused, it’s just visual junk.””

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