Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Gregor Muir, Sophie von Olfers, Beatrix Ruf. Text by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.
From the earliest days of her career in the 1970s, Bay Area artist Lutz Bacher has consistently drawn upon fragmentary information from popular culture and her own life to produce works that play with the instability of identity and the mercuriality of images. Using media ranging from artistsí books, installation, sculpture and video to photography, painting and screen printing, Bacher deploys images and objects in a physical, visceral manner. While always remaining somehow elusive, her mixture of bodies and ideas, the popular and the personal, is particularly relevant to problems in art and culture today. With this publication, Bacher has compiled her work from 1975 to 2013 into a single hefty volume. Lutz Bacher: Snow is accompanied by a new essay by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.
Do You Love Me? arises from Bacher's videos of the same name, in which Bacher interviews colleagues, friends and family about Bacher the person and Bacher the artist. It combines interview transcripts with images of her artwork from the 1970s to the present, plus photos, letters and other ephemera.