Lonely at the top – Graphology chapter 2

Dean Hughes

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Title of Output : Lonely at the top – Graphology chapter 2
Author(s) : Dean Hughes/ MUHKA Antwerp www.muhka.be
Dates of output : 8/4/2011 – 13/6/2011
Location : MUHKA Antwerp, Leuvenstraat 32 2000 Antwerpen
Venue or Publisher: MUHKA
URL- www.muhka.be
Other details - In 2011 M HKA presents a series of four ‘pocket’ exhibitions that thematise the technique of drawing and its automation, in the technical and mental sense. Graphology focuses on the human hand as a seismograph of inner life, but with extra attention on the ‘mechanical unconscious of the machine’ imposing itself on the human eye. Examining how graphic techniques of reproduction start to live their own lives, this exhibition series situates itself at the crossroads of drawing, photography, printing, film and computer graphics.

Each chapter of Graphology presents the work of emerging and established artists in a historical framework. The second chapter explores the impact of typography. With the invention of printing, handwriting lost its monopoly. At the same time the automation of writing caused a substantial
process of individuation. From the Armenian alphabet over Nietzsche’s poems on the Schreibkugel: every text also became an autonomous image.

With works by a.o. Carl André, Stefaan Brüggemann, Mekhitar Garabedian, Dean Hughes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christophe Plantin, Simon Pummell and Salome Schmuki.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAntwerp
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2011


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    Hughes, D., 9 May 2012

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