Clth, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color / 50 duotone.
Pub Date 3/28/2023
Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 26
ISBN 9788793659575 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $62.00 GBP £40.00
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 07/14/22–01/08/23
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Alex Da Corte: Mr. Remember
Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, William Pym, Alex Da Corte. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner. Text by Bruce Hainley, Delia Solomons, Alex Da Corte, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Steven Zultanski, Derek McCormack, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, William Pym. Interview by Mathias Ussing Seeberg.
“A great and unlikely success story, Da Corte creates funny and therapeutic works in the hope of easing the ‘exquisite pain’ of modern life.” –New York Times
This comprehensive monograph celebrates the acclaimed Philadelphia-based installation artist Alex Da Corte (born 1980), famed for his show-stopping 2021 Roof Garden Commission for the Met, As Long as the Sun Lasts. Da Corte’s Day-Glo works are distinctly rooted in traditional American arts and culture—tellingly, as a teenager he planned to become an animator for Disney—and the artist himself often appears in his films, impersonating iconic figures such as Popeye, the Statue of Liberty, Fred Rogers or Eminem. Throughout, the pop flavor of Da Corte’s aesthetics is mixed with a satirical existentialism: his works often combine sadness and effortless play, connecting our sense of self with consumer culture—from the films we watch to the objects we buy, give and throw away.
Published for a major retrospective at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and documenting all of his major works to date, Alex Da Corte: Mr. Remember matches the artist’s high-production, ultra-chromatic sensibility in its gorgeous production, with a three-color cloth binding, silver foil on the cover, a paperback volume sewn into the book and an abundance of riotous color throughout, with more than 100 pages of installation views from previous exhibitions.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/25/2023
Featured spreads are from one of the more energizing new releases this week: Alex Da Corte: Mr. Remember, published on the occasion of the shape-shifting artist’s major recent retrospective at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Eye-popping color, uninhibited humor and a sense of playful, therapeutic inquiry combine inside this 320-page clothbound hardcover, foil stamped on the cover with a paperback supplement sewn into what’s already a very generous book. Many excellent texts round out the volume, including several chunks of interviews with the artist. “The need to dress ourselves up is something common like the need to eat,” he says to Louisiana curator Mathias Ussing Seeberg in one. “There’s a shared blank canvas that we all have in some capacity and when you start adding on things, be it a certain diet or a particular hat, you start changing that canvas. And you can start playing with that. And granted, day-to-day, most people don’t change that game. But they can. And then you understand—as everyone’s shaped differently—what that projection of oneself should be, and you notice it in others. You start wondering whether you have been costumed yourself. Who is reading me, and how am I being read? And how am I reading others? And when you understand that it is just a fresh coat of paint on an old house, you realize you can change. This is a way to say that one can be untethered, if one wants.” continue to blog
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