From 12 October 2010 to 31 October 2010

THE POETICS OF WRITTEN SPACE IN VENICE

The Poetics of Written Space – Handwriting and calligraphy
Venice, Museo Correr
from october 2, 2010 to october 31, 2010

Museo Correr and the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani propose an educational itinerary through handwriting which is the synthesis of both traditional and contemporary visual communication.

The exhibition, presented by Monica Dengo, includes handwritten documents from the Museum Correr Library, in particular materials documenting the private and daily use of handwriting over the centuries, along with contemporary artworks of art that have in common the practice of writing by hand as image, bundle of written marks capable of communicating per se.

The show is organized in four parts:

- Historical: manuals, letters and private documents with handwritings from the 1500′s to the 1900′s from the Correr Museum;

- Contemporary: artworks on paper and artist’s books by contemporary artists working with Western, Islamic and Eastern calligraphy. Artists: Kitty Sabatier (France), Benno Aumann (Italy-Germany), Satsuki Hatsushima (England-Japan), Adriana Seri (Italy), Xin Ye (France-China). Hassan Massoudy (France-Iraq), Torsten Kolle (Germany), Mari Bohley (Germany), Cinzia Ruggieri (Italy), Birgit Nass (Germany), Ewan Clayton (England), Brody Neuenshwander (Belgium-USA), Carlo Buffa (Italy), Monica Dengo (Italy-USA), Akar Abdallah (France-Tunisia), Laurent Rebena (France), Michaela Keller (Switzerland), Norio Nagayama (Italy-Japan), Dominique Pinchi (France-Italy);

- Installation by Monica Dengo: I invite you to make the text your own.
Text to touch, smell, listen and feel.

- Workshop: The works of students participating in the calligraphy workshop, held by Monica Dengo, will be exhibited in the show.

THE WORKS ON DISPLAY

Historical section

Luca Pacioli, Divina proportione …, [Venezia, Paganino e Alessandro Paganini, 1509]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Sallustio Piobbici, L’arte compendiata del bene, et leggiadramente scrivere …, [Venezia, Francesco Bodio, 1664]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Giovanni Battista Palatino
Libro di m. Giovambattista Palatino cittadino romano, nel qual s’insegna a scriver ogni sorte lettera, antica, et moderna, …, [Roma, Antonio Blado, 1553]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Sigismondo Fanti
Theorica et pratica perspicacissimi Sigismundi De Fantis ferrariensis in artem mathematice professoris de modo scribendi fabricandique que omnes litterarum species, [Venezia, Giovanni Rosso, 1514]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Giovanni Battista Verini
Elementorum litterarum, [Toscolano, Alessandro Paganino, 1527]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Giovanni Antonio Tagliente
Lo presente libro insegna la vera arte delo excellente scrivere, …, [Venezia, Francesco Rampazetto, 1560]
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Raccolta di Lettere, sec XVII ex.
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Violet Fenton Rava’
Quaderno, autografo dell’A., 1897
Venezia, Museo Correr, Archivio Ravà Fenton, Serie 4, Quaderni, taccuini e appunti di Violet Fenton

Violet Fenton Rava’
Ricettario, autografo dell’A., s.d.
Venice, Museo Correr, Archivio Ravà Fenton, Serie 4, Quaderni, taccuini e appunti di Violet Fenton,

Violet Fenton Rava’
Copialettere, autografo dell’A., 1940
Venice, Museo Correr, Archivio Ravà Fenton, Serie 4, Quaderni, taccuini e appunti di Violet Fenton, fasc. 2, n. 1

Gabriele D’Annunzio
La nave, autografo dell’A., 1908
mm 260×220
Venice, the Correr Museum Library

Contemporary section

Birgit Nass
Words from books, 2010
mixed technique, acriyl colours, collage on canvas, gouache
cm 15×15; 20×20; 50×30

Birgit Nass
The past – The future – Here and Now, 2010
handwritten pages bound in a hardcover book in a wooden box
cm 40x9x10

Birgit Nass
Words from Stones, 2010
handwritten pages bound in a hardcover book and writing on a stone
cm 42,5x16x4

Satsuki Hatsushima
Letter from Gingaso (a life at the japanese traditional house in the village of the mountain), 2009
bookbinding, watercolour
cm 97×62

Torsten Kolle
Mnemosyne (Part I), Book 1, 2010
chinese ink, graphite, collage, copper, Hahnemüleh-paper
cm 40×27,7

Torsten Kolle
Mnemosyne (Part II), Book 2, 2010
chinese ink, graphite, collage, copper, Hahnemüleh-paper
cm 40×27,7

Torsten Kolle
Mnemosyne (Part III), 2010
gouache, Graphite, Hahnemüleh-Paper
cm 108×78

Brody Neuenschwander
Trying to tell you, 2008
collage of rice paper and old documents on canvas, with whitewash and chinese ink
4 canvases
cm 60×60

Brody Neuenschwander
Which emotions do I accept, 2008
collage of rice paper on Rives BFK paper with whitewash, gouache and chinese ink cm 105×75

Brody Neuenschwander
East/West Dictionary, 2008
collage of rice paper and old dictionary pages on Rives BFK
paper, with whitewash, gouache and Chinese ink
cm 105×75

Brody Neuenschwander
The Prophet raves, 2010
collage of rice paper on Rives BFK paper with whitewash, gouache and chinese ink
cm 105×75

Dominique Pinchi
Chrysos – Tomo, 2006
mixed technique: lava, cardboard
cm 31x25x5; cm 31x17x8

Dominique Pinchi
Paroles labyrinthe, 2006
mixed technique: lava, pigments, cardboard
cm 47×53

Dominique Pinchi
Poeme de paroles, 2006
mixed technique: lava, pigments, graphite, cardboard
cm 52,5×46

Dominique Pinchi
D’avant le temps, 2006
mixed technique: lava, pigments, cardbord
cm 38,5×48

Mari Emily Bohley
The Old, 2010
book object with driftwood, coptic binding, mixed techniques on handmade paper
cm 31x13x10

Mari Emily Bohley
The New, 2010
book object with driftwood, concertina structure, mixed techniques on 28 canvases
cm 16×12,5×10

Laurent Rébéna
Traces et rythmes , 2010
Ink on paper
cm 15×46

Laurent Rébéna
Traits 11 – Traits 3
Traits 8 – Traits 5
Traits 4 – Traits 10, 2009
acrilyc on canvas
cm 50×50

Kitty Sabatier
Sans titre, 2010
pigments and acrylics on paper reinforced with fabric
cm 50×127

Kitty Sabatier
Sans titre, 2010
pigments and acrylics on paper reinforced with fabric
cm 50×127

Kitty Sabatier
Sans titre, 2010
pigments and acrylics on paper reinforced with fabric
cm 50×127

Abdallah Akar
D’un ciel à un autre, 2010
mixed technique on canvas
cm 100×65

Abdallah Akar
Helene, quelle pluie…, 2010
mixed technique on canvas
cm 117×74

Abdallah Akar
Le Chant des chants, 2006
mixed technique on paper
cm 150×130

Hassan Massoudy
Le bonheur, 2009
ink and pigments on paper
cm 75×55

Hassan Massoudy
La vie, 2002
ink and pigments on paper
cm 75×55

Hassan Massoudy
Le rềve, 2007
ink and pigments on paper
cm 75×55

Hassan Massoudy
Ibn Arabi, 2010
ink and pigments on paper
cm 37,5×27,5

Adriana Seri
Madre, 2006
chinese ink on
paper, Han character, cursive form Zhuan
cm 133,5×32,5

Adriana Seri
Sutra del cuore, 2008
chinese ink on paper, Han character
cm 135,5×33

Carlo Buffa
Sutra del cuore 1, 2008
ink on paper, glue, Tenshō writing
cm 70×136

Carlo Buffa
Sutra del cuore 2, 2008
ink on paper, Tenshōwriting
cm 70×136

Carlo Buffa
Collage, Frammenti di Tenshō, 2009
ink on paper, glue
cm 55×38

Carlo Buffa
Poesia Tang in Tenshō, 2008
ink on paper
cm 138×35

Norio Nagayama
Sensuale, 2009
ink and gold on paper
cm 80×120

Norio Nagayama
Uomo, 2007
ink on paper
cm 130×132

Cinzia Ruggieri
Alla stessa ora della stessa sera, 2010
pencil
cm 29 x 21

Michaela Keller
Traces, 2007
handmade paper watercolor, gouache
cm 26×33,5

Benno Aumann
Sketch1. The shadows of the ships, 2010
ruling pen, sumi and gouache on paper
cm 56,5×75,5

Benno Aumann
Sketch2. A long brown bar, 2010
ruling pen, sumi and gouache on paper
cm 56,5×75,5

Benno Aumann
Sketch3. Wavelets crumble, 2010
ruling pen, sumi and gouache on paper
cm 56,5×75,5

Benno Aumann
Lost, 2008-2010
ruling pen, sumi on paper, silhouette

Ewan Clayton
Boundaries, a garden in Kyoto, 2010
Text from Boundaries in The art of setting stones by Marc Peter Keane
sumi ink, metal pen on Zerkall paper, bound in handmade paper from Auronville, India
cm 27,5×62

Ewan Clayton
Yo Canto. A flood of tears for Ignacio Sanchez, 2007
A poem by Garcia Lorca
sumi ink, goose quill and the fingers and palms of both hands
cm 76×56

Ewan Clayton
Separation is also association, 2006
Text from Closing the Circle in The art of setting stones by Marc Peter Keane
royal Watercolour Society paper, antique pine soot, Japanese stick ink
cm 77×51

Ye Xin
Baudelaire, 1997
ink on paper
cm 42×28

Installation by Monica Dengo

Monica Dengo
I invite you to make the text your own, 2010
10 open pages, each one 66×97 cm; 1 / book in loose sheets 50×66 cm; 1 /photo in collaboration with the photographer Marco Ambrosi
paper, graphite, ink, photography
cm 70×100

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