Written by Water – Publication


Marco Godinho – Written by Water

Ed. by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg and Marco Godinho
Published on the occasion of Marco Godinho’s exhibition Written by Water at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Luxembourg Pavilion, Arsenale, 11.05 – 24.11.2019

Text(s) by Léa Bismuth, Sally Bonn, Thierry Davila, Paul di Felice, Cristophe Gallois, Hélene Guenin, Béatrice Josse, Marco Godinho and an illustrated biography by Keong-A Song
Graphic design Marco Godinho with Studio Manuel Raeder

304 pages, softcover, 21 x 28 cm

Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN 978-3-7757-4814-8

"It is no longer we who cross the land, the border, the sea; they are the ones who cross us."

Marco Godinho’s exhibition Written by Water was an all-the-more impressive research how we move today in a world engaged with current migration issues and its relation with the sea. Written by Water is a geopoetic odyssey that takes the reverse path of today’s migratory routes across the Mediterranean, the cradle of modern society and birthplace of founding narratives that underpin our common heritage. The documentation of the exhibition is accompanied by seven essays, which are just as thought-provoking and a wide range of singular works and recent exhibitions of the last fifteen years.

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