Published by Actes Sud/Grenoble Museum. Text by Guy Tosatto.
This volume presents a broad range of works by Arte Povera sculptor and installation artist Giuseppe Penone (born 1947), including his most recent pieces that continue his explorations of the relationship between nature and humanity. The volume accompanies his retrospective at the Musée de Grenoble.
Published by Whitechapel Gallery. Edited and with interview by Achim Borchardt-Hume. Foreword by Iwona Blazwick. Text by Douglas Fogle.
This publication documents Italian artist Giuseppe Penone’s sculpture “Spazio di Luce” (“Space of Light”), installed at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. “Spazio di Luce” is a bronze cast of the thick layer of wax surrounding a 40-foot-tall larch, with a radiant goldleaf interior that spreads dramatically across the columned gallery. The work references and augments a 1969 work of Penone’s titled “All the Years of the Tree plus One,” for which he also cast a tree in wax. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this volume brings together previously unpublished drawings, photographs of historic actions and recent sculptures and a selection of the artist’s own writings. It also includes an interview between Achim Borchardt-Hume and the artist and an essay by art critic and scholar Douglas Fogle focusing on Penone’s work with trees, alongside color documentation of the exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Published by The Drawing Center. Edited by Catherine de Zegher. Essays by Michael Newman, Briony Fer, Ruggero Penone, and Kathryn A. Tuma.
The artists of the Italian Arte Povera movement took as their common goals the use of simple, humble materials; an appreciation of the processes of daily life; and the blurring of the boundaries between art and nature. Giuseppe Penone, the youngest member of the group, which began in the 60s, explores these principles primarily through the act of drawing. Penone's poetic and indexical approach to this simple act finds him extending his fingerprint through hundreds of lines painstakingly handrawn in concentric rings, millimeter by millimeter. Or enlarging the lines of his forehead and eyelids in related gestures and techniques. The Imprint of Drawing examines large- and small-scale works created over the past 25 years, accompanied by essays and an interview with the artist by The Drawing Center Director Catherine de Zegher.
Published by Hopefulmonster. Essays by Costantino D'Orazio, Ludovico Pratesi and Giorgio Verzotti.
In older works created in the 1970s and new ones made especially for a related exhibition, Penone demonstrates his desire for a union between man and nature. Amongst the selection represented here, four large paintings, titled Brain Landscapes, present the complex structure of the human cranium as similar to that of a tree.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 92 pgs / 16 color / 60 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 1/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788877571755TRADE LIST PRICE: $33.00 CDN $40.00
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