ALFABETI DELLA MENTE:
Carlo Alfano, Irma Blank, Dadamaino, Hanne Darboven, Mirtha Dermisache, Leon Ferrari, Marcia Hafif, Anna Maria Maiolino, Edda Renouf, Antonio Scaccabarozzi, Jan Schoonhoven
from 22 October to 07 January 2012
1 of 29
The exhibition proposes a selection of Italian and international artists who started in the Sixties to use a repeated sign, an unconventional graphism, a mental non-coded alphabet in the form of illegible writing.
The subject of the exhibition is not Visual or Concrete Poetry, but Conceptual research at the boundary between writing drawings and drawing writing.
As Angela Madesani points out in the introduction to the exhibition, The French linguist Roland Barthes claimed that «writing need not be legible in order to qualify as writing». Moreover, between the Sixties and Seventies, there were many artists on the international scene who made declarations and proclamations, strongly marked by ideological, and even more frequently political, affiliations. The protest is clear, outspoken. An attitude that is more often than not easy, explicit and fashionable. The pieces exhibited here go against all of that, but without being preconceived. We stand before pieces, created with traditional techniques, mostly on paper, which display a profound social and historical awareness, and above all an awareness of language. Nothing is random or ephemeral and every signifier takes on a real, typically unconventional, meaning.
ARTRIBUNE - Lettere d'autore: scrivere per pensare - by CLAUDIO MUSSIOLink
LA REPUBBLICA - Gli alfabeti illeggibili del concettuale - by CHIARA PILATILink
CORRIERE DELLA SERA di Bologna - Gli alfabeti della mente - by VALERIO DEHO'
Alfabeti della mente - by FLAMINIO GUALDONILink
GIORNALE DELL'ARTE - Cari amici vi scrivo - by STEFANO LUPPI