rivane neuenschwander in ‘art and alphabet’ at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg, germany

21 July 2017
Art and Alphabet explores the relationship between writing and images in contemporary art. The basic components of writing - letters, symbols and alphabets - are analysed, manipulated and modified in the works of 20 international artists, including Rivane Neuenschwander's film ‘Erotisme', 2014. The work is based on the Surrealists' erotic hand signalling chart, a risqué adaptation of the standard American Sign Language manual alphabet.

The exhibition brings together works from the last 10 years, including pieces that have been made specially for the exhibition. A number of individual works from the 1960s and 1970s provide a historical perspective.

21 July - 29 October 2017

Rivane Neuenschwander at Hamburger Kunsthalle