Asemic writing is a wordless semantic form that often has the appearance of abstract calligraphy. It allows writers to present visual narratives that move beyond language and are open to interpretation, relying on the viewer for context and meaning. Beyond works on paper, asemic writing enjoys a growing presence online and continues to evolve with new performance-based explorations and animated films.
Asemic Writing: Offline & In the Gallery, curated by Michael Jacobson, is the first large-scale exhibition of asemic art in the United States, featuring the work of over 50 international artists who together create an eclectic assemblage of inventing, designing, and dreaming. Artists on display include Luigi Serafini, Brion Gysin, Henri Michaux, Xu Bing, Max Ernst, Raymond Queneau, Jose Parlá, and Nuno De Matos.
Join us on March 25 from 7-9pm for a special reading by various asemic artists and scholars, and music by Ghostband. This event is sponsored by Rain Taxi, and is free and open to the public.
Opening reception: Friday, March 10; 6-9pm; Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit mnbookarts.org/asemic