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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

30 May – 1 September 2013
Free

Exhibition installation supported by the
PF Charitable Trust

Recommend this exhibition

Highlight works from the exhibition

  • A Life, 1975. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    A Life, 1975. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • An Exhortatory Letter to the English, about 1969. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    An Exhortatory Letter to the English, about 1969. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Vernissage-Cocktail. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Vernissage-Cocktail, 1967. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Tree. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Tree, 1958. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Red Dancer of Moscow. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Red Dancer of Moscow, 1975. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • For Love (Robert Creeley). R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: First Series: Some Poets, 1966–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    For Love (Robert Creeley), 1966. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: First Series: Some Poets, 1966–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Coming of Age in Samoa. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life For the Most Part, 1969–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Coming of Age in Samoa. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life For the Most Part, 1969–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Nerves: Massage: Defeat: Heart, 1967. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol, 1964–7 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Nerves: Massage: Defeat: Heart, 1967. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol, 1964–7 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Plays for Total Stakes, 1968. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Plays for Total Stakes, 1968. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Yaller Bird, 1964. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Yaller Bird, 1964. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • La Lucha del Pueblo. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life For the Most Part, 1969–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    La Lucha del Pueblo. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). From the series: In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life For the Most Part, 1969–70 © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

  • Ezra Pound II. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

    Ezra Pound II, 1974. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007). © R.B.Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art