Hand Reading Studies
Look at your hand, that tool between a fin and a wing, which developed fingers, a thumb and now grasps and touches everything, real and imaginary. It images the real in its tactile rendering of objects, distances and shapes. It realizes the imaginary by gesturing, approximating thinking through space.
Dr. Charlotte Wolff (1897–1986) read the palms of André Breton, Man Ray, Maurice Ravel, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, Cecil Beaton and Aldous Huxley. She read their character in their hands and their palms also figure in her now rare and exceptional book Studies in Hand-Reading (1936).
But reading always happens between at least two: the reader and what is read – be it books, palms, objects, people, artworks. To engage in this kind of reading together is to engage in study. I propose to gather in the Studio, with books, hands, artworks, coffee and drinks, to read.
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Claudia Losi con Meike Clarelli
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Federico Cavallini, Daniel Maier-Reimer e Luca Vitone , Margherita Moscardini, Stefan Vogel
Andrew James Paterson
Sanna Marander & Niklas Tafra in collaboration with Claes Tellvid & Erik Hellsten
Hans de Vries
Daniele Maffeis, Takashi Sagishi
Susanne M. Winterling and Vivian Ziherl
Zbyněk Baladrán, Jiří Kovanda
progetto editoriale di Kunstverein (Milano)
Krist Gruijthuijsen & Marvin Taylor
Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar
Heman Chong, Andrea Wiarda, Katia Anguelova, Alessandra Poggianti
edited by Koen Brams & Krist Gruijthuijsen
Omar the Beggar