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Typing (Not Writing), 2011 Series of Typewritten Texts on Paper Each 17 X 22.5 Cm, 5 Framed Pieces
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Curated by: Franz Thalmair

Istiklal Cad. No:8 34435 Beyoglu
34435 Istanbul
Turkey
March 19th, 2014 - May 17th, 2014
Opening: May 18th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Turkey
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10.30 - 19.30
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sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual

DESCRIPTION

This Page Intentionally Left Blank is the first in a series of exhibitions based on a wide-reaching research about writing. The original typewritten manuscript of Vilém Flusser’s essay  The Gesture of Writing provides its thematic and formal-aesthetic foundation. “To write,” says the philosopher about the basic requirements that should lead to a complete piece of writing, we need “a blank surface, for instance a white leaf of paper; an instrument which contains a matter that contrasts with the whiteness of the paper; the letters of the alphabet; the convention which gives a meaning to the letters; ‘orthography’ = correct writing; the rules which order that language, what is called ‘grammar’; an idea to be expressed in a language; and a motive to express that idea”.Understanding the act of writing as a broad culturally embedded gesture, the exhibition covers artistic, literary, as well as curatorial and editorial fields of action and combines them. 

 

 — based upon “The Gesture of Writing” by Vilém Flusser