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DESCARTES' DAUGHTER. Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, 2014. Published in association with Sternberg Press, Berlin. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 112 pp. with 12 col. ills. 19 x 13 cm. ISBN 9783956790423 In English.
Publisher's description: Descartes' Daughter documents the critically lauded 2013 exhibition that took as its starting point a historical account of French philosopher Rene Descartes' animatronic effigy of his deceased young daughter. The space between the mind-body, conceptual-expressive split is the subject of both the show and the five essays included in this compelling reader. Walker Art Center curator Fionn Meade elegizes Rene Descartes, placing his ideas and the discussion around them at the center of this book. New York Artist's Institute director and curator Jenny Jaskey writes on scale and the subjective, metabolic qualities of "human." Past director of the Swiss Institute Piper Marshall asks how one can curate a feminist art exhibition, firmly merging the discussions. Features works by Malin Arnell, Miriam Cahn, John Chamberlain, Hanne Darboven, Melanie Gilligan, Rochelle Goldberg, Nicolas Guagnini/Jeff Preiss, Rachel Harrison, Charline von Heyl, Lucas Knipscher, Jason Loebs, Ulrike Muller, Pamela Rosenkranz, Karin Schneider and Sergei Tcherepnin.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 73,75,66,68
Worldwide Number: 081583
Paperbound $24.00    

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