Gianfranco Baruchello: Cold Cinema
Film and Video Works 1960–2015
Published by Mousse Publishing.
Edited by Alessandro Rabottini, Carla Subrizi. Text by Gianfranco Baruchello, Massimiliano Gioni, Philippe-Alain Michaud, et al.
Long celebrated for his delicate, diagrammatic box works and his writings on his close friend Marcel Duchamp, Gianfranco Baruchello (born 1924) has produced some of the most singular art of the postwar era, working since the ‘50s in media including painting, installation, assemblage, film, photography, writing and sound. But Baruchello has expanded his visual research far beyond traditional genres by introducing the practices of agriculture, anthropology and economics into his work, as forms of critical analysis of consumer society.
This volume brings together a broad selection of experimental films and videos that the artist started producing in the early 1960s, and also features prominent contributors including Massimiliano Gioni, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Alessandro Rabottini and Carla Subrizi.