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MEMENTO MORI: TESTAMENT TO LIFE -- PHOTOGRAPHS AND ART BY ERIKA DIETTES. George F. Thompson Publishing, Staunton, 2015. Two volumes. Vol. 1 (Installations/Instalaciones): 188 pp. with 451 ills. (351 col.). Vol. 2 (Plates/Placas): 76 pp. (2 foldout) with 106 ills. (86 col.). 31 x 22 cm. LC 2015-943009 ISBN 9781938086328 Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Publisher's descsription: A poignant memorial to the victims of Colombia's ongoing, armed conflict, the images in Memento Mori: Testament to Life are at once majestic, accessible, and deeply moving. The book presents four bodies of work in two volumes housed in a transparent slipcase. The first volume contains the hauntingly beautiful images of installation shots of the work as shown in cathedrals, churches, museums, exhibitions, and memorials in Latin America, Europe, Australia, and the United States. The second volume contains the plates of the three series: Drifting Away, images of articles of clothing of "the disappeared," photographed in water and embedded in huge glass plates framed in steel; Sudarios or shrouds, photographs printed on linen of women who have witnessed atrocities committed against their loved ones; and Relicarios, three-dimensional works of transparent polymer containing mementos and personal effects of the victims. A moving artist statement, as well as an essay by renowned Mexican scholar Ileana Dieguez on "Images in Mourning," and an insightful conversation between Diettes and Anne Tucker, the former curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explore the social, political, and personal implications of the work.
Artist(s):Diettes, Erika
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Colombia — Post-2000 — Several Media, Installation Art — Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169685
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