Il catalogo edito da Skira della mostra «Scrivere Disegnando» [Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève]

Editors: Andrea Bellini, Sarah Lombardi
Collection: Arte contemporanea. Cataloghi
Publisher: Skira
Category: Previews, Catalogues, Contemporary art
Language: English | French
Year: 2020
Isbn: 885724350
Dimensions: 21 x 30 cm
Pages: 288
Colour illustrations: 200
Binding: Cartonato

Il catalogo –edito da Skira– della mostra «Scrivere Disegnando. When Language Seeks Its Other»Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (dal 29 gennaio – 23 agosto 2020).

A book about writing and its shadow side. It examines a number of practices, from the early 20th century to the present day, in which writing leaves behind its communicative function and moves toward the sphere of the illegible and unspeakable.

Writing by Drawing sets out to explore the tension inherent in script, the way it hovers between the genuinely semantic realm and the uncharted territory of mere arabesques, automatisms, repeated marks, and scribbles.
All of the works presented inhabit a special terrain vague in which the act of writing is more about “trying to say” than “saying” itself, more about potentialities of meaning than about signification. Such writing has transcended communication, becoming a trace of existence and affirmation of self but also an element of fancy, a metaphor for the mysterious weft of the world. Our investigation centers on this ancient human impulse to move past the communicative side of writing toward the unfettered, absolute reclamation of the mark, with its wealth of imaginative possibilities.

Andrea Bellini is an Italian and Swiss curator and contemporary art critic based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2012 he is director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and artistic director of the Biennial of moving images.
Sarah Lombardi, art historian, has been appointed Director of the Collection de l’Art.

Il Catalogo

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[Scrivere Disegnando] 📖 Le catalogue de l’exposition «Scrivere Disegnando» intitulé «Écrire en dessinant» est arrivé !! 📖 Avec près de 300 pages richement illustrées par @skiraeditore en éditions FR et EN, le catalogue rassemble les textes d’Andrea Bellini et Sarah Lombardi (@cablausanne), les oeuvres d'environ cent artistes d’art contemporain et d'Art Brut, ainsi que des essais commandés spécialement à des curateurs, critiques et philosophes autour des questions d’écriture asémique et écritures plurielles. — Through the work of nearly a hundred contemporary artists and Art Brut personalities, the exhibition "Scrivere Disegnando" and the catalogue "Writing by Drawing" explore writing’s shadow side. This 300-page catalogue is published in EN and FR editions by Skira, and brings together essays specially commissioned from curators, critics and philosophers on the questions of asemic writing and plural writings. Information ► #ScrivereDisegnando #centredartcontemporaingeneve #geneve #geneva #catalogue #exhibitiontext #CollectionArtBrut #ArtBrut #AndreaBellini #lausanne #SarahLombardi #mediation #exhibition #artcontemporain #langage #ecriture #writing #Skiraeditore #Skira #publication #SusanHiller #JeanDubuffet #GianfrancoBaruchello #SteffaniJemison #HeleneSmith #TomasoBinga #IrmaBlank #AlighieroBoetti #ChiaraFumai #RobertWalser etc.

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La mostra

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Scrivere Disegnando (“Writing by Drawing”) is an exhibition about writing and its double. Its aim is to look back over a number of practices, from the early twentieth century to the present day, in which writing leaves the function of communication behind and moves into the sphere of the uncommunicable, the unsayable. It sets out to explore the tension inherent in script, the way that it hovers between the genuinely semantic realm and the uncharted territory of mere arabesques, automatisms, repeated marks and scribbles. All of the works on view inhabit a special terrain vague in which the act of writing is more about “trying to say” than “saying” itself, more about potentialities of meaning than about signification, to paraphrase Giorgio Agamben. It is a kind of writing that sometimes verges on delirium; it is carried beyond meaning to become an existential self-affirmation, but it is also a fanciful metaphor for the world and its mysteries.

As the very first collaborative project between the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, this exhibition brings together a diverse range of personalities: from “outsider” artists, some of whom carried out their work while institutionalized, all the way to “official” artists, some of whom played key roles in twentieth-century avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements. [read more | continua la lettura]


Immagine dalla mostra “Scrivere Disegnando” a cura di Andrea Bellini e Sarah Lombardi. Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. [Mariangela Guatteri, Asemic Erdkunden 01-02-03].

With works by: Vincenzo Accame, Rosaire Appel, Tchello d’Barros, Roland Barthes, Gianfranco Baruchello, Tomaso Binga, Irma Blank, Nick Blinko, Alighiero Boetti, Marcia Brauer, Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré, Elijah Burgher, Axel Calatayud, Gaston Chaissac, Laura Cingolani, Guy de Cointet, Aloïse Corbaz, Dadamaino, Betty Danon, Hanne Darboven, Michel Dave, Michael Dean, Mirtha Dermisache, Emmanuel Derriennic, Jean Dubuffet, Giordano Falzoni, León Ferrari, Chiara Fumai, Pepe Gaitán, Jill Galliéni, Ryan Gander, Anne-Marie Gbindoun, Marco Giovenale, Rafael González, Josef Grebing, Mariangela Guatteri, Gustav, Elisabetta Gut, Brion Gysin, Emma Hauck, Takanori Herai, Joseph Heuer, Susan Hiller, Steffani Jemison, Carlo Keshishian, Annalies Klophaus, Maria Lai, Fabio Lapiana, Louise Lavallée-Tournay, Jürg Lehni, Dwight Mackintosh, Kunizo Matsumoto, Viviane Van Melkebebeeke, Reinhold Metz, Henri Michaux, Miriam Midley, Bruno Munari, JB Murray, Francis Palanc, Giulio Paolini, Luca Maria Patella, Enzo Patti, Jean Perdrizet, Nathalie Perrin, Laure Pigeon, Renata Prunas, Justine Python, Svetlana Rabey, Carmen Racovitza, Judit Reigl, Jane Ruffié, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Salome Schmuki, Greta Schödl, Luigi Serafini, Jeremy Shaw, Hélène Smith, Ivana Spinelli, Martina Stella, Lina Stern, Laurence Sterne, Barbara Suckfüll, Jenna Sutela, Cecil Touchon, Jeanne Tripier, Pascal Vonlanthen, August Walla, Robert Walser, Galaxia Wang, Melvin Way, and Adolf Wölfli.


When Writing Has No Meaning

August 8, 2020

Scrivere Disegnando is an exhibition of more than 300 works produced by 93 artists whose subject is imaginary language.



Informazioni su mariangela guatteri

Scrittore e artista visivo, insegnante di Yoga e allenatore, è redattore di alcuni siti dedicati alla ricerca letteraria e artistica e co-curatore di una collana di prosa e poesia, oltre che di eventi e iniziative culturali. La sua ricerca indaga e utilizza ‘grammatiche’ dei vari linguaggi indipendentemente dai confini disciplinari entro i quali vengono solitamente recepiti e letti. L’indagine punta alla realtà e tenta di rilevare le modalità e i meccanismi condizionanti, per la mente e l’agire umano, in cui tanto il pensiero quanto il linguaggio sono fortemente implicati. § Tra le varie attività ha ricoperto per diversi anni il ruolo di docente presso la scuola pubblica, di consulente presso il Polo Universitario Reggiano e di imprenditore nell’area Information Technology. Ha pubblicato interventi teorici, riflessioni critiche, prose e poesie in riviste e libri. In ambito didattico ha pubblicato un libro di testo per la scuola superiore. § Nel 2011 ha vinto la XXV edizione del Premio Lorenzo Montano (raccolta inedita). Alcuni suoi testi sono stati tradotti e pubblicati in francese, inglese, serbo, greco e svedese. ☞ Bibliografia completa delle pubblicazioni di Mariangela Guatteri in []
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