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Maps and Legends
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  Maps and Legends
Edited by Luca Cerizza.
Texts by Jennifer Allen, Luca Cerizza, Paul Elliman, Tom Gidley, Joachim Koester, Anders Kreuger, Francesco Manacorda, Helen Mirra, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Raimar Stange.
published in 2007
bilingual edition (English / French)
14 x 18,5 cm (hardcover)
280 pages (66 colour & 13 b/w ill.)
€19.00 €10.00
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ISBN: 978-3-905829-13-6
EAN: 9783905829136
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A catalogue conceived as a reader, as a collection of different types of texts. Writers, critics, artists and scientists were asked to write pieces inspired by the artists' research or one of their specific works that form part of the BSI Art Collection. The narrative or conversly scientific dimension was favoured over art criticism or any form of aesthetic, sociological or political/economical analysis.
Artists works by Franz Ackermann, Alighiero Boetti, Marine Hugonnier, Joachim Koester, Deborah Ligorio, Jonathan Monk, Philippe Parreno, Kirsten Pieroth, Daniel Roth, Tomas Saraceno, and Christopher Williams.

The book is published by the commissioner, BSI (Banca della Svizzera Italiana), as part of their Art Program, relaunched in 2005 by the Italian curator and critic Luca Cerizza. Stemming from a program of site-specific commissions for the bank, the books in this series are conceived as individual monographs and catalogues on each artistís contribution. Gathering preparatory material, documentation on the works, and essays by critics or the artists themselves, these volumes contribute to the discussion around commissioning, the notions of public vs. private collection, and the relationship between artists and patrons.