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This book is a veritable bibliographical landmark, due in equal measure to its intrinsic value and its special significance. Antoni Tàpies produced the suite of drawings between 1950-1951, the culminating moment of his oneiric period, when the hallmark of Surrealism and the consolidation of his own personality were crystallizing in works that reached extraordinary heights. Joan Brossa s prose poems, written at the same time as Tàpies was working on his drawings, comprise a parallel vision of the world expressed in literature, and contain a profound lyricism and originality that in themselves justify the prominent position that this poet holds in Catalan literature.

 

U no es ningú

Antoni Tàpies, Joan Brossa
500 copies. Limited edition, numbered and signed by the artist and poet.
104pp./ 34x24.5cm./ 48il./ Clothbound

ISBN:
9788434312265 Català

1,100.00€
 

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«The rest of my speech —he explained to his men—, you shall hear when I’ve leisure to speak it.
But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again,‘Tis your glorious duty to seek it!»

Lewis Carroll, THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, 1876. 

Taking the title of Lewis Carroll’s epic poem The Hunting of the Snark, considered a disconcerting, mysterious and meaningless work, the artists Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg shape this collector’s book.

4000 years ago a number of meteorites hit Campo del Cielo, a region located in the northeast of Argentina. «Since their fall on the distant planes of the Gran Chaco –claim its creators-, these iron masses have been the centre of a strange fascination, the search for answers and the site of constant pilgrimages [...], as well as the object of study and amazement of a long list of expeditionaries, scientists and enthusiasts.» The story of Campo del Cielo constitutes an enormous puzzle. Faivovich and Goldberg investigate and revisit this tale with voluminous documentation in an attempt to challenge the passage of time.

Apart from a foldout map and a card with the quote by Carroll, this facsimile edition also includes texts, articles and news from the end of the XIX century and early XX, to explain facts and a story in which the make-believe and imaginary devour the reality and the historic narrative. El libro Incluye mapa plegado y tarjeta con texto estampado.

 

Guillermo Faivovich (Buenos Aires, 1977)and Nicolás Goldberg, (Paris, 1978) focus their creative interest on the cultural and social impact of the meteorites of Campo del Cielo  (Argentina). Using this premise as a starting point, they trace texts to reconstruct and reinterpret the facts. Their work can be appreciated in the main art centres and their participation in Documenta (13) in Kassel in 2012 particularly stands out. They both live and work in Buenos Aires.

 

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, On the Road (Santiago de Compostela, June-November 2014)

 

La caza del Snark

Guillermo Faivovich, Nicolás Goldberg
Contains foldout map and card with printed text. Limited edition of 380 numbered copies.
64pp./ 21.5x28.4cm./ / Hardcover

ISBN:
9788434313453 Castellano

35.00€
 

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