søndag 20. mars 2011

Tangled Alphabets

In 2009 I visited the exhibition “Tangled Alphabets”  by Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel, at MoMA in New York.  Prior to the exhibition I wasn’t familiar with neither Ferrari nor Schendel, but it didn’t take long before I was a fan.

MoMAs description of the artists:
León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919–1988) are considered among the most significant artists working in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century. Their works address language as a major visual subject matter: the visual body of language, the embodiment of voices as words and gestures, and language as a metaphor of the worldly aspect of human existence through the eloquence of naming and writing.  

You can still get hold of the exhibition catalogue at MoMA Store.

Pix: Stephen Friedman Gallery, Humanismo and re-title

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