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Monday, November 1, 2010

Dictionary of Contemporary Art in Italian Sign Language



The Dictionary of Contemporary Art in Italian Sign Language (Dizionario di Arte Contemporanea in Lingua dei Segni Italiana) is a new lexicon containing 80 new specific signs related to contemporay art.

Specifically developed for the deaf, this dictionary has been developed through a collaboration between the Education Department Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and the Turin Institute of the Deaf, where representatives of both institutions took the task of identifying a specific vocabulary related to contemporary art and not available in Italian Sign Language.

In order to permit a better compehension of the sign, the dictionary presents a summary of the term together with an exemplifying work of art.

Useful not only to deaf people but to everyone, namely cultural related individuals who are interested in understanding the relation between deaf people and art, thus obtaining and providing a more regarding experience, the Dictionary of Contemporary Art in Italian Sign Language (Dizionario di Arte Contemporanea in Lingua dei Segni Italiana) is an innovative project.

Written in italian and english, and published by Umberto Allemandi Editore, Turin, under the patronage of AMACI Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, it will be presented at Artissima 17, International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin, starting on the 5th of November 2010.

The book will be available in Italian bookstores by mid-June and sold online with the ISBN: 978- 88-422-1841-8.
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