Medium
Linotype on paper
Dimensions
Image: 508 x 629 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P01357

Display caption

Map Not to Indicate is one of a series of three prints created by the collective Art and Language, which play with the conventions of marking the world’s geographical boundaries. The extensive title lists all the geographic areas that the artists have removed from the map. Only Iowa and Kentucky are outlined and labelled but, floating like islands, they lose geographical relevance, metaphorically cast adrift from their cartographic moorings.

Gallery label, July 2006