Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Oliver Zybok. Text by Giovanni Carmine.
These works by Swiss artist Valentin Carron (born 1977) tackle the issue of original and copy, of what tradition and identity can be. By reproducing familiar objects from his home country using new materials, he allows space for both their iconic meaning and for irony: for example, a pristine white edelweiss is exposed as pristine white kitsch.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Giovanni Carmine. Text by Julien Maret.
In this new artistís book Swiss artist Valentin Carron (born 1975) presents a series of collages mixing recent sculptures, details of backgrounds and Photoshop effects, all specially realized for this volume.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Andrea Bellini, Christy Lange, Fabrice Stroun.
Valentin Carron's sculptures mark a three-dimensional renewal of appropriationism, through the re-employment of vernacular forms that are neither authentic nor kitsch. His objects play with the ambiguities of fake wood, concrete and bronze, and with the iconography of power and authority in public sculptures or commemorative monuments. This volume offers an overview.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Nicolas Pages.
Neither authentic nor kitsch, readymade nor traditional craft, the works of Swiss artist Valentin Carron (born 1975) play with material ambiguity--fake wood, fake concrete, fake bronze--to unpack the iconography of power and authority. Learning from Martigny offers photographic source material intertwined with images of his sculptures and paintings.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Fabrice Stroun. Essays by Katya Garcia-Anton and Mai-Thu Perret.
This first monograph for a promising Swiss artist arrives during the year of his first New York and London solo shows. Carron's sculptures have been said to mark a renewal of appropriationist discourse. Neither authentic nor kitsch, readymade nor craft, these objects enjoy ambiguity (fake wood, bronze and concrete) and an iconography of power and authority (in traditional forms like public sculptures and commemorative monuments). Along with a group of new Swiss artists speeding through the early stages of critical recognition, including Andro Wekua, Vidya Gastaldon and Mai-Thu Perret, Carron's rise marks the emergence of a new Swiss scene.