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.
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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 ► centre.ch/publication #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.