Published by Marsilio Editori. Edited with text by Fiammetta Griccioli, Vicente Todolí. Text by Merlin Sheldrake, Rachel Lee.
Korean American artist Anicka Yi (born 1971) creates sculptures and installations that subvert the concepts of natural and synthetic, generating hybrid and symbiotic entities through the employment of the bacteria and technological devices in her work. Yi has collaborated with a range of professionals, including engineers, chemists and other scientists, with whom she carries out ambitious projects aimed at investigating new possibilities of exchange and interaction between living organisms and artificial intelligence. Metaspore is the most extensive monograph ever devoted to the artist, published to coincide with her solo exhibition of the same name at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan. The volume examines her practice in detail, presenting a wide selection of installations created by Yi from 2010 to now. The catalog includes photographic documentation of the exhibition along with critical essays and thematic analyses.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Alise Upitis. Text by Johanna Burton, Caroline A. Jones, Anicka Yi, Alise Upitis.
South Korean artist Anicka Yi (born 1971) has embedded tempura-fried flowers, acrylic paint and vinyl tubing in glycerin soap and resin; floated a cow’s stomach in hair gel inside a transparent Longchamp handbag; and created a perfume from the bacteria of 100 women. Intertwining the seemingly permanent and the perishable, Yi’s work reorders the chemical and cultural forces that privilege containment over leakage, apathy over empathy, and elevate sight above all other senses. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the book includes an exchange between Caroline A. Jones and Yi on scent, ethnicity and symbiotic microorganisms; an essay by Johanna Burton on networks and extravisual means; and an essay by Alise Upitis on the irreducible ambiguity of Yi’s work. Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit is the artist’s first monograph.
PUBLISHER Mousse Publishing
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 9.5 in. / 106 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/26/2016 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 135
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788867491315TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95