Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Christine Macel, Karen Marta. Text by Simon Critchley, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) undermines the notion of the discrete, ownable, copyrighted artwork through collaborations with artists such as Douglas Gordon and Pierre Huyghe, performances, dialogue and the cultivation of exhibitions as real-time encounters. This superbly produced monograph, designed by M/M, offers the first substantial inventory of Parreno's work since the late 1980s, covering his multifarious production from film (such as the famous Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait, made with Douglas Gordon, 2006) to spectacle (Il Tempo del Postino, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007). It also includes critical and fictional texts by Maria Lind, Charles Arsčne-Henry, Enrique Juncosa and Simon Critchley, as well as an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.