Artgenève 2020

29 January - 2 February 2020
Stand C21 and C23

Greta SCHÖDL is one of the most significant female artists working in the field of  poesia visiva (or visual poetry). Active from the 1960s, when the presence of female artists using text represented a minority, Schödl has spent the past six decades honing a unique visual language through a range of mythical compositions. Her work incorporates letters and symbols, obsessively repeated until rendered abstract, echoing the fervent repetition of Hanne Darboven or the symbolism of Tomaso Binga. Geometric forms and bold signs are interwoven with words, illuminated with gold leaf or embroidered with wire, and fused onto different surfaces: handmade paper, books, personal letters, maps and familiar items often associated with the home: ironing boards, pillow cases and bed sheets.