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The Argentine painter Mirtha Dermisache has written tens of volumes, hundred of covers and cards and countless lyrics. Dermisache uses inks and papers to invent a series of graphical tongues, each with its own specific encyclopaedic and syntactical texture, loaded with poetical and sometimes visceral allusions. A few fonts look like meshes or nodes or transcriptions and some are scribbled with apparent abandonment, while others are painstakingly colored in a subtle, almost musically rich font.
Dermisaches first US publication of Selected Witings contains sixteen lyrics and two full works from the early 1970s, a particularly abundant time for the musician. The dermisache wanted to publish, distribute and reread her works instead of exhibiting them as individual works of work. During her life she publishes her work in various publications, among them papers in Tabloid format and as (text) articles in magazines.
Selected Writings, in accordance with Dermisache's intention, is a wonderful piece that has a strong relationship to a volume of poems and allows the work to express itself. Commended by Roland Barthes in the early 1970s for the "extreme intelligency of the theoretic issues associated with her work in writing", Dermisaches Graphismen suggest both an abstract "essence of writing" and a specific democratisation of the scriptures - an extensive research of the opportunities for inks and pages to make a representative thought.
Each font is open to the uniqueness of each readership. Mirtha Dermisache's subtle and austere work - she writes without words, without text, without pictures - makes her an important performer - not only of Argentine but also of what we call global poeticism.
She was a fine artiste whose meticulous examination of the "essence of writing" led to a productive work that is at once profoundly experimentally, gastricly and persistently democratically as well. Their first large Retrospektive "Because I Write!" was shown in 2017 in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
"Mirtha Dermisache: Otherness of Writings" is now open at Henrique Faria Fine Arts in New York City and will run until January 20, 2018.