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Espoo, Finland
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 02/14/15-01/10/16

Paris, France
Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, 04/02/15-07/12/15

Turin
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Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino, 02/07/16-02/05/17

Dublin, Ireland
Museum of Modern Art Ireland 03/22/16-07/24/16

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The Passion According to Carol Rama

Edited with text by Paul B. Preciado, Anne Dressen, Teresa Grandas. Text by Lea Vergine, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Jack Halbertam, Ariana Reines, Elisabeth Lebovici, Pedro G. Romero, Maurizio Cattelan, Catherine Lord, Le Tigre, Luigi Ontani, Andrea Viliani, Mai-Thu Perret, Alexandra Wetzel, Bettina M. Busse, Melissa Logan, Alexandra Murray-Leslie, Valentín Roma, Maria Cristina Mundici, Corrado Levi, Filippo Fossati.

"Appassionata" (1939) is reproduced from "The Passion According to Carol Rama."Ignored for decades by official art-history discourses, Italian Carol Rama (1918-2006) can be considered today to be one of the essential artists for understanding 20th-century production. Through a selection of 120 works--mostly paintings--and essays by Paul B. Preciado, Anne Dressen and Teresa Grandas, in addition to the contributions of a selection of artists, writers and musicians, this clothbound volume proposes an attempt to recognize and restore a life's work--one markedly feminine and sexualized--still unknown but nevertheless slated to become classic.
This publication aims not only to explore the art of Carol Rama, but also to challenge the dominant narratives of art history through work that requires us to undo narratives and reformulate concepts. Almost forgotten by art history and the feminist movement, the work of Rama, stretching over seven decades, constitutes an anti-archive allowing a reconstruction of the avant-garde movements of the 20th century.

"Appassionata" (1939) is reproduced from "The Passion According to Carol Rama."

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Hyperallergic

Joseph Nechvatal

Living a solitary, eccentric existence far removed from fashionable movements, Rama (however winner of the Golden Lion at the 2003 Venice Biennale) has produced an astonishing, incendiary, lighthearted body of work that flickers with greatness.

Artforum

Anne Dressen

Rama was a real troublemaker, more than a troubled mind. Today, her oeuvre appears visionary.

The Passion According to Carol Rama

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/3/2015

The Passion According to Carol Rama

The Passion According to Carol Rama: Appassionata

The heretofore largely overlooked Italian painter Carol Rama (1918-2006) has been much in the news lately, with reviews for her 2014-2017 traveling retrospective in all of the major international art magazines and newspapers. We are pleased to announce the release, at last, of the remarkable book that accompanies the shows, in which Lea Vergine writes, "So, who is Carol Rama, really? She is a devilish angel, kind and wild; she is a supreme amateur; a survivor hunting for originality; she is a Manganelli's fool and a blazing kobold; she is an artifice, a perfect mise-en-scčne; a mosaic of ruins of rotten leftovers of the past; she is a character of literature, she is a poem by Sanguinetti and a passage from Baudelaire; she is exotic, erotic and heroic. Besides, she is 'damned and beautiful,' primitive and blasé, beaten and impermeable, strong and asthenic, sparkling and rascally, aristocratic and plebian, pervert and naďve, humorous and sorrowful, educated, shy and diligent, a wandering minstrel and a hermit. Is she Molly Bloom or Alice, Lady Ramsay or Pandora, Sisyphus or Icarus, Gorgon or Cagliostro, the Medusa or Eurydice without Orpheus? Nobody, absolutely nobody, can answer these questions. The artist gives and denies herself, cloaked in permanent mystery." Featured image is "Appassionata" (1943). continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/4/2015

The Passion According to Carol Rama

The Passion According to Carol Rama: Opera

"Opera n 18" (1939) is reproduced from The Passion According to Carol Rama, the fascinating new release published to accompany the current touring retrospective. Artist and essayist Mai-Thu Perret writes, "A savage little old lady tries on the panoply of modern art, from Fauvism to concrete abstraction to Art Informel and Surrealism. She sits in the intersection between movements, in the cracks of history. Art movements are like fashions that a woman can put on and distort, and spit back garbled and cut-up for more than seventy years from her apartment in Turin. Always producing her very own, very particular type of jouissance. Always refusing to behave. Her work teems with orifices. The places through which a body, in its singularity, connects and conjoins with other bodies. The places through which the outside enters in, through which one is penetrated, and penetrates. The mouths, the assholes, the vulvas, the ears, the eyes, of a machine sexuality where desire is the prime mover. There are dicks, feet, snakes, bicycle tires, mad cows, shoes, syringes, dentures and shit… It can be tragic, but it's also quite hilariously funny, in a fierce and merciless way. Pain has never been the opposite of pleasure." continue to blog


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CAROL RAMA

By Guido Curto.

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Carol Rama: Antibodies

CAROL RAMA: ANTIBODIES

Edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Helga Christoffersen. Text by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. Interview by Lea Vergine. Contributions by Danh Vő.

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