Writing by Drawing. When Language Seeks Its Other


Out of print

Through the work of nearly a hundred contemporary artists and Art Brut personalities, the exhibition Scrivere Disegnando and the catalogue Writing by Drawing explore writing’s shadow side. A terra incognita where arabesques, reiterated marks, scribblings, compulsive writings produce “meaning” in a field outside of language by becoming axioms of the unspeakable, of what is unfathomable in the soul as well as in language. This catalogue brings together essays specially commissioned from curators, critics, artists, philosophers, and academics on the questions of asemic writing and walk the reader through these plural writings.

Skira editore, Milan-Paris-Geneva (with the support of Fondation Antoine de Galbert)
Edited by Andrea Bellini and Sarah Lombardi
Texts by Andrea Bellini, Derek Beaulieu, Federico Campagna, Vincent Capt, François Chastanet, Yann Chateigné, Sara De Chiara, Andrea Cortellessa, Sarah Lombardi, Pauline Mack, Morad Montazami, Joana Neves, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Guillaume Sorge, Marta Spagnolello, Michel Thévoz, Marina Yaguello
Published in june 2020
French edition
21 x 29 cm
312 pages
ISBN: 9788857243504