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Dario Robleto

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The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto
MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART

A thematic appraisal of Robleto’s intertwined fascinations with the human heart and the cosmic boundaries of perception

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / 127 color. | 2/28/2023 | In stock
$39.99



Dario Robleto: Survival Does Not Lie In The Heavens
DES MOINES ART CENTER

Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 53 color. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
$35.00



Dario Robleto: An Instinct Toward Life
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DENVER

Hbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 92 pgs / 35 color. | 9/30/2011 | Not available
$19.95



The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario RobletoThe Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

Published by Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.
Edited with text by Michael Metzger. Text by Robert M. Brain, Daniel K.L. Chua, Patrick Feaster, Stefan Helmreich, Elizabeth A. Kessler, et al.

The prints, sculptures and films of Houston-based artist Dario Robleto (born 1972) explore the pathos and the speculative potential of scientific inquiry. Structured around three themes that run through Robleto’s art—heartbeats, wavelengths and horizons—this book traces his intertwined fascinations with the human heart and the cosmic boundaries of perception. Through contributions across the disciplines of musicology, anthropology, cardiology, engineering, history of science and art history, The Heart’s Knowledge offers an engaging companion to Robleto’s wide-ranging work. Richly illustrated with images, the volume includes selections from his 2017 portfolio The First Time, The Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854–1913), which transforms the pulse waves of early cardiography into a gallery of vanished souls, and the astral projections in such films as The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2020).



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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

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Dario Robleto: Survival Does Not Lie In The HeavensDario Robleto: Survival Does Not Lie In The Heavens

Published by Des Moines Art Center.
Edited and text by Gilbert Vicario. Text by Naomi Oreskes, Michelle White.

Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens looks at Dario Robleto’s ingenious adaptations of nineteenth-century folk traditions to explore mortality and memorialization. Robleto’s sculptural objects use the model of the folksy mantelpiece keepsake—the elaborately framed photograph, the trophy, commemorative embroidery—and counter their traditionally saccharine, sentimental appeal with brilliant conceptual gestures. Thus, paper pulped from soldier’s letters home (from various wars) are repurposed to create a keepsake of silk, goldleaf and seashells; a homeopathic treatment for “Human Longing” includes medicine made from a ground-up recording of Sylvia Plath; and a framed memorial to Marie Louise Meilleur, who died at the aged of 117, includes hair lockets made of stretched audiotape recordings of other supercentarians. Throughout these works, Robleto’s concern is with the human management of death through objects, affirming that the task of survival takes place here on earth.

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Des Moines Art Center

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Hardcover, 7 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 53 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 146   

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Dario Robleto: An Instinct Toward LifeDario Robleto: An Instinct Toward Life

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
Foreword by Adam J. Lerner. Text by Nora B. Abrams, Nathan E. Matlock.

Dario Robleto confronts the experience of war through its material remnants. Materials for his sculptures may include lead marbles used by Civil War soldiers, soldiers' letters to sweethearts and human bone dust. Robleto then expertly fashions these into improbably poignant, handmade objects such as a child's mourning dress, an audiotape and even a carafe of wine.

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

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Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 92 pgs / 35 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 149   

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