Lutz Bacher, The Gift, Secession, 2016
This artist’s book is published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘More Than This’ at the Secession, Vienna, and features the heterogeneous oeuvre of American artist Lutz Bacher. Over her 40-year career, Bacher has produced conceptual works that defy classification in a variety of formats, including videotapes, photographs, and other mixed media. Described as eclectic, rough, open-ended, and disturbing, many works incorporate elements from pop culture, personal artefacts, and found objects, and address questions of identity as expressed through sexuality and the human body. The book is filled with newspaper clippings, personal communications, and many images.