Dyslexic Spiders – Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel at the MoMA

An interesting link that I got from @fiammetta137 this evening. Apparently over on at the MoMA there is what appears to be an invasion of dyslexic spiders that take joy in mashing up alphabets of all languages and creating stunning visual pieces out of them. These “spiders” are none other than artists Leon Ferarri and Mira Schendel.  Here is a breif background of the two along with a description of the exhibition going on over at the MoMA starting tomorrow.

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. They produced their works in the neighboring countries of Argentina and Brazil throughout the 1960s and 1980s, when the question of language was particularly central to Western culture due to the central role taken by post-structuralism, semiotics, and the philosophy of language. Although their drawings, sculptures, and paintings are contemporary with the birth of Conceptualism, they are distinctively different, and have not yet been exhibited in their entirety in the United States.

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I highly suggest if you’re in the tri-state area to come drop by NYC and come to the MoMA for this exhibit.  You’ll notice if you’ve been keeping track of Creative Fluff’s design events that last week we had posted about Sun Kwak’s tape mosiac exhibition.  The MoMA seems to have great and innovate things going on so you should see it while the movement lasts!


Directions, dates, and times.

April 5, 2009–June 15, 2009

The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor

Directions: Click Here.


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