Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSSpartacus Chetwynd
Paperback, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 296 pgs / 195 color / 146 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Raphael Gygax, Heike Munder.
The UK-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd is known for her baroque, surreal performances that humorously bring together multiple visual references from art history and pop culture. One of Chetwynd's 2007 site-specific performances, sponsored by New York's Creative Time, was titled: "Soylent Green, King Kong, Kasuma & Paul Auster Improvs." She liberally mixes references like Yves Klein's Anthropometries and Hieronymous Bosch characters with heavy metal and Michael Jackson's Thriller, somehow producing a unified whole that is evocative of how our culture disseminates information. As well as performances, Chetwynd who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MFA in painting, produced a series of small canvases in 2004 and 2005 entitled Bat Opera. They also quote pop culture, while featuring obscure bits of Romanticism gleaned from art history and literature. A well-designed introduction to this emerging artistís work, this volume is printed on 12 differently colored papers.
Paperback, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 296 pgs / 195 color / 146 bw.
Pub Date 3/1/2008
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 141
ISBN 9783905770827 SDNR30
List Price: $65.00 CDN $75.00