Published by The Power Plant. Edited by Julia Paoli. Introduction by Julia Paoli. Foreword by GaŽtane Verna. Text by Barbara Clausen, Oliver Husain, Jacob Korczynski.
Draw the Line critically examines an exhibition by Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert (born 1975), realized at The Power Plant in Toronto. The central focus is a commissioned performance piece that explores the gestures, marks and effects produced by the moving or performing body.
PUBLISHER THE POWER PLANT
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 65 pgs / 14 color / 5 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 177
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Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Naomi Beckwith, Marie de Brugerolle. Interview by Ian White.
This catalogue accompanies the first large-scale solo U.S. exhibition of the work of BrusselsĖbased artist Jimmy Robert (born 1975). One of Europeís most dynamic younger artists, Robert works in a range of media, including photography, sculptural objects, film, video and collaborative performances. What unites these different threads is a concern for the body and a guiding interest in the poetic potential of ephemeral materials such as paper and tape. Creating form through gesture, Robert draws inspiration from such artists as Yvonne Rainer and Yoko Ono. His exploration of folding bodies, crumpling paper and filmed repetitive gestures has come to define him as an artist of touching: the act of tearing tape from skin, a hand stroking hair, fingers rubbing a text. Jimmy Robert includes multiple paper stocks and sizes, is spiral-bound and features the artistís newest work.