lundi 6 avril 2009

Mel Bochner, Spéculations – Ecrits 1965-1973

Mel Bochner, Spéculations – Ecrits 1965-1973
Traduit par Thierry Dubois, édité par Christophe Cherix et Valérie Mavridorakis.
2003, 22 x 24 cm, 322 pages (66 ill. noir et blanc)
Ed. Mamco
ISBN : 978-2-940159-29-1

"Ce premier volume des écrits de Mel Bochner constitue un double évènement. Il révèle dans toute son ampleur une dimension décisive d'un artiste-clé de la scène new-yorkaise des années soixante dix en même temps qu'il rassemble un dossier critique - théorique et plastique - d'une alacrité et d'une lucidité exemplaires, désormais indispensable à toute étude de cette période si déterminante de l'histoire de l'art."

Mel Bochner, Solar System & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965–2007
Foreword by Yve-Alain Bois
"Bochner began testing the boundary between writing-as-criticism and writing-as-visual-art. Solar System & Rest Rooms collects both Bochner's writings on art and his writings as art, offering more than fifty pieces—reviews, art criticism, theoretical texts, interviews, catalog statements, notecards, and his groundbreaking "magazine interventions"—many reproduced in facsimile.Bochner is a leading figure in conceptualism; his 1966 installation at the School of Visual Arts Gallery Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art is considered to be the earliest exhibition of conceptual art. Solar System & Rest Rooms chronologically documents the work and ideas of this important artist over a span of forty years, as well as providing a unique perspective on the conceptual and post-minimal art scene in New York. This book offers a rare insight into what it means to be an artist whose visual practice is inseparable from the sustained practice of writing."
May 2008, 235 pp., 120 illus.
http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11412

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