Wim Delvoye: Scatalogue
Essays by Peter Bexte and Pierre Sterckx. Foreword by Thierry Prat. Introduction by Jean-Hubert Martin.
Scatalogue, a combination of catalogue and scatology--scatology being the study of fecal excrement and an obsession with excretory functions--is a fitting title for a publication devoted to Wim Delvoye's latest work. A smelly hit in its new and improved version at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York this past year, and an equally natural sensation in Antwerp, Dusseldorf, Lyon, Milan, and Pori, Finland, Cloaca, Delvoye's perfect shit making machine, constitutes a major shift in the artist's oeuvre. Scatalogue also features art works from the rest of Delvoye's world, including shovels, gas cans, concrete mixers, and caterpillars, as well as X-rays and stained glass.