ZeichenSetzung I BildWahrnehmung. Toba Khedoori: Gezeichnete Malerei (German Edition)
Evoking a Sign | Perceiving an Image Toba Khedoori : Drawn Painting (English Edition)

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How do images achieve meaning and relevance? Using the large-format drawings by artist Toba Khedoori as a basis, Monika Leisch-Kiesl’s study explores the tension between semiotic and phenomenological theorems. The author investigates the specific qualities of drawing in an examination of the 1990s and 2000s and asks: “How does an image become a sign?”

This permits, or even evokes, a contextualization with manifold social and cultural correlations. Her second question—“How does a sign become an image?”—implies a specific form of attention. Jacques Derrida’s concept of ‘brisure’—’hinge,’ as he introduced it in “De la grammatologie”—leads to a conversation between the images of Khedoori and the texts of Derrida and opens up an area of reflection “in the blank space of the inter-text” / “dans le blanc de l’entre-texte.”

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EditorMonika Leisch-Kiesl
TextsMonika Leisch-Kiesl
DesignSibylle Ryser, Basel
LanguageGerman and English Edition available
DetailsHardcover, 26 x 21 cm, 348 pages, 14 ills. in color
Publication date11/2016 (German Edition) & 01/2021 (English Edition + English E-Book)
ISBN (GERMAN EDITION)978-3-903131-29-3
ISBN (ENGLISH EDITION)978-3-903796-44-7
ISBN (ENGLISH E-BOOK)978-3-903796-45-4 (via
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