Du 12 octobre 2010 au 31 octobre 2010


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.