STEFANO BOCCALINI. THE REASON IN THE HANDS
1 avril 2021 - 27 juin 2021
De 11h à 18h, fermé le lundi
Maison Tavel / Musée d’Art et d’Histoire
Questioning the value of words is not only a linguist’s business,
it is also the artist’s approach. Stefano Boccalini devotes himself to it
by making them exist other than through writing. They become works,
materialized through the use of traditional manual techniques.
This change of status introduces new reflections, leading to a dialogue
between matter and meaning. Imprinted with humanity, the artist’s
enterprise calls for common values and specificities of the various
languages, just as much as it recalls the merit of what takes shape in the
hands of the craftsman.
Reason in the hands is embodied in the artist’s defining works,
through nine words defining intangible notions drawn from various
languages. Through embroidery, woodcarving, weaving and basketwork,
they then acquire materiality without losing their power of speech.
As an extension, for Tavel House whose spaces enter into dialogue with
these works, Stefano Boccalini also worked in the same terms on a
choice of nine words gleaned from Genevans who associate them with
their city. There is no doubt that the approach would have interested
Ferdinand de Saussure, the famous Genevan linguist.
Exhibition free of charge, without reservation
A project of the Comunità Montana du Val Camonica and Art for the World
Maison Tavel/Musée d’Art et d’Histoire
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