This fall season Labirinto della Masone welcomes a major exhibition dedicated to the novelist Orhan Pamuk (Nobel Prize for Literature 2006) and his unpublished graphic creations.
For more than a decade Pamuk has been writing and drawing daily in the legendary Moleskine notebooks, 12 of which will be exhibited and commented on in an inspiring journey through the exhibition rooms of the Labyrinth Gallery.
A spectacular display of the notebooks featured in the exhibition, along with a multimedia experience that will immerse visitors in the world of the artist-writer Orhan Pamuk.
The earliest of these illustrations date back to 2009; the latest are from this year. The pages of the notebooks are small masterpieces in which visual poetry, dreamlike atmospheres and travel notes "filtered" from his inner world alternate. His need to write and draw combined, which often fills the space of each page, is the premise of his instinctive artistic practice, in which literature, thought and drawing complement each other.
Drawings and words become fundamental elements of the composition, including in the depiction of a landscape or environment. Cascades of words, compositions of waves, colors, sounds, lines and dots, letters...
On the occasion of the exhibition of Orhan Pamuk's signature notebooks, Moleskine - in collaboration with Franco Maria Ricci - celebrates the thoughtful and reflective gesture of running a pen across a blank page through a special, limited edition. A "conceptual catalog" of the exhibition, which everyone can fill in themselves, using handwriting, a universal yet highly personal gesture.
Orhan Pamuk, Words and Images
A cura di Edoardo Pepino
Multimedia Project NEO (Narrative Environments Operas)
Labirinto della Masone di Franco Maria Ricci Fontanellato (PR)
November 18, 2023 - March 17, 2024