The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Scrivere Disegnando, Geneva, Switzerland

from 29/01/2020 to 03/05/2020

Scrivere Disegnando (“Writing by Drawing”) is an exhibition about writing and its shadow side. 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 illegible and unspeakable. 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.

Curators: Andrea Bellini and Sarah Lombardi
Documents section: Sara De Chiara
Public program: Work.Master students of the HEAD – Genève with Pierre Leguillon, artist and teacher
Cover image : Scrivere Disegnando. Quand la langue cherche son autre written in the typeface Set in Stone by Ryan Gander

Centre d'Art Contemporain
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
1205 Genève

T + 41 22 329 18 42

Link to the exhibition website