Art work, Artist's book, Artists' writings, Monograph First Edition Softcover 64 pages Texts in English and Japanese   Good condition       EUR 60 ORDER

Mike Kelley, Mike Kelley. Photographs Sculptures., Wako Works of Art, 2009

Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition Mike Kelley: Photographs / Sculptures at Wako Works of Art in Tokyo, this catalogue features full color illustrations of six never before shown photographic series and a new body of sculptural works. A number of self-portraits from 1987 mimic turn-of-the-century spiritualist photography, and depict Kelley exuding "ectoplasm" in the form of cotton and smoke from different parts of his head. A subsequent series of photographs shot through a Vaseline-coated lens features dancer and choreographer Anita Pace enveloping her nude body in scarves embellished with Irish-American and Heavy Metal iconography, a reference both to Vaseline's function as a sexual lubricant and to the soft-focus, romantic symbolism of early pictorialist photography. These are followed by a 1996 series depicting sinister-looking amorphous globules and puddles, photographs that Kelley sees as "overt attempts at applying the aesthetics of of painterly biomorphic abstraction to photography". Kelley's new body of sculptures, entitled "Kandors", recreates different versions of the futuristic city rendered in the Superman comic books. Also featured is an essay written by Kelley to accompany the exhibition, and a number of poetic texts printed alongside the photographs.

Art work, Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Softcover 240 pages Texts in Deutsch         EUR 45 ORDER

Ana Mendieta, Ana Mendieta. Traces., Hatje Cantz, 2013

Voller Einfallsreichtum und Provokationslust schuf Ana Mendieta (1948 1985) während ihres kurzen Lebens ein innovatives und radikales Werk, in dem sie ihren Körper mit elementaren Stofflichkeiten wie Blut, Feuer, Erde oder Wasser verband und in Performances zu organischen Skulpturen formte. Leben, Tod, Wiedergeburt und spirituelle Wandlung sind zentrale Sujets im Schaffen der Künstlerin, die, in Kuba geboren, früh nach Amerika geschickt, an den Brüchen des Exildaseins und kultureller Heimatlosigkeit litt. Ihre »earth-body works« sind von mysteriös-poetischer Anmutung. In der Symbiose mit der Natur wird ihr Körper zur gespenstischen Silhouette aus tobenden Flammen oder schäumenden Wellen. Gottheiten erscheinen in Sand gemalt, auf Stein geritzt oder in Erde gezeichnet. Neben Zeichnungen, Foto- und Filmarbeiten werden erstmals Schriften und Originaldokumente der Künstlerin veröffentlicht. Ausstellung: Hayward Gallery, London 24.9. 15.12.2013 | Museum der Moderne Salzburg 29.3. 6.7.2014

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