Essays by Omar-Pascual Castillo, Román Gubern, Octavio Zaya. Interview with Udo Kittelmann

Throughout Fabian Marcaccio’s prolific career, spanning from the beginning of the nineties to the present, his extraordinary work appears as a field of experimentation, research, and analysis on the capability, the will, and the perseverance of the traditional medium that is “painting” to survive in today's context. By this, we mean the technological innovations of this computing-saturated digital era, all of which have modified deeply our way of perceiving and articulating the world in which we live.

Variants attempts to bring us closer to the variants of Marcaccio’s generative and multifaceted universe, a universe in constant change, which the artist has developed step by step, conceptually, physically, and visually, as a response to pictorial entropy. He has developed a challenging and rigorous practice that ranges from transfer prints and digital and industrial techniques to the pictorial processes involved in spatial representation and their extension into the realms of sculpture and architecture.

The result is a painting practice that is in constant expansion: sometimes environmental, sometimes three-dimensional and clearly sculptural, sometimes in the form of animation, and, on many other occasions, as transition and mutation.

This is the first comprehensive monographs on the large-scale works and the writings by Fabian Marcaccio.

His works is currently on view at the main museums and collections: Sammlung Goetz (Munich), Daros Latinamerica (Zurich/Rio de Janeiro), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia), Museum of Modern Art (New York).

 
castellano/english. With the collaboration of Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM).
224pp./ 17x24cm./ 110il./ Hardback

ISBN:
9788434313231 bilingual

35.00€
 

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Catalogue of the exhibition On the road, curated by Gloria Moure. (Santiago de Compostela, 27 June – 30 November 2014 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Francis of Assisi’s trip to Santiago de Compostela) Artists:Francis Alÿs; Giovanni Anselmo; Jorge Barbi; Lothar Baumgarten;Joseph Beuys; Alighiero Boetti; Christian Boltanski; Marcel Broodthaers; John Cage; Mircea Cantor; Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller; Tacita Dean; Jimmie Durham; Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg; Félix González-Torres; João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva; Roni Horn; Annika Kahrs; Amar Kanwar; Yves Klein; Jannis Kounellis; Antón Lamazares; Richard Long; Aníbal López; Piero Manzoni; Anthony McCall; Mario Merz; Nam June Paik; Giuseppe Penone; Perejaume; Caio Reisewitz; Robert Smithson; Antoni Tàpies; Lawrence Weiner and Franz West.Francis of Assisi, constitutes the starting point for the research into contemporary art included in this publication. A central figure of European culture, he challenged the world he lived in. On the one hand, he represents a radical criticism of the dominant forces of his time and, on the other, an energetic response to the demands of the situation. His clashes with the hierarchy of his day render him an inevitable benchmark in many of the subsequent socio-cultural movements.The book’s structure is intrinsically bound to the ideas that drove the attitude of St. Francis of Assisi, which remain enormously relevant even today: human dignity in the face of poverty, the increased value of sensitive knowledge as opposed to the supremacy of a purely instrumental reason – entropy as a means of knowledge (the appreciation of nomadic life in a world rooted in a sedentary lifestyle), landscape as part of the human quality (appreciating reality, as a vast, complex and unstable link in which nothing can be external).• 35 contemporary artists present their works for this project.• The book includes specific works by Francis Alÿs, Tacita Dean, Jimmie Durham, Richard Long, Anthony McCall, Perejaume, and Lawrence Weiner, among others.• Beautifully designed and produced, the book includes some insertions specially created by the artists.

 

On The Road

Gloria Moure (ed)
Essay by José Luis Pardo With the collaboration of Xunta de Galicia
232pp./ 26x21cm./ 180il./ Hardback

ISBN:
9788434313385
9788434313323
Castellano
English

39.00€
 

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One of Brazil's leading contemporary artists, Caio Reisewitz (Sao Paulo, 1967) has produced a remarkable body of work during the past 15 years, concentrating almost exclusively on Brazilian topics. His large-scale color photographs explore the changing relationship of the city and the countryside in a period of feverish economic development.

Many of his photographs testify his fascination with the architectural heritage of Brazil's colonial period, as well as its innovative 20th-century modernist architecture. Other imposing works portray the pristine landscapes and dense forests around his hometown of São Paulo—areas that are now threatened by urban sprawl.

Also, Caio Reisewitz’s work sets out to establish connections between the construction of what is real and the recording of what is artificial through photography. 

In his photomontages –in which the curator Fernando Cocchiarale detects traces of the Dadaist legacy Hannah Höch and Joaquim Reis– human beings can be present, but then again their statute appears in transfigured form. 


>> Jean-Luc Monterosso is the founder and director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, which was inuagurated in 1996. Recently, he co-founded (along with Dominique Goutard) Arte Video Night, a TV magazine on artists’ videos broadcasted on ARTE.

>> Nanda van den Berg is the director of Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography in Amsterdam. Since joining the museum she has curated leading exhibitions such as Viviane Sassen: In and out of Fashion (2012/2013), The Rediscovery of the World (2013) and Dancing Light: Let it move you (2014). 

 

Caio Reisewitz

Disorder
Nanda van den Berg
Text by Nanda van den Berg/ Interview with Jean-Luc Monterosso
120pp./ 22x27cm./ / Cloth with jacket

ISBN:
9788434313491 English/Français

35.00€
 

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