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 - Legend
Catalogue of an exhibition which assembles the recent work of 50 international artists who interrogate the artificiality of the current world and render up intensified visions of it.
Traditionally, all legends are conveyed through fables and stories based on secrets, lies, manipulations, and exaggerations of historical and popular truths. Legend is archaic speech that circulates in close connection with images. As such, it comes close to the imaginary. Lodged in a distant past, legend seems initially to have nothing in common with this era's perpetual present. And yet, the present produces its narratives too. Today's stories are digital carriers of information, strung out on “dot-com hysteria” and fifteen seconds of fame. But because this present only exists through the hypothetical future we grant it, and because we can barely process the records it incessantly extrudes, its history is becoming increasingly impossible to write: we walk on the edge of legend.
This book accompanies the eponymous exhibition at the castle of Chamarande in France (25 May – 28 September 2008), which assembles the recent work of thirty international artists who interrogate the artificiality of the current world and render up intensified visions of it.
Works by David Altmejd, Dan Attoe, Matthias Bitzer, Shannon Bool, Ulla von Brandenburg, Anne Collier, Peter Coffin, William Daniels, Andreas Dobler, Michaela Eichwald, Dee Ferris, Aurélien Froment, Guiseppe Gabellone, Ellen Gronemeyer, Uwe Henneken, Roger Hiorns, Benedikt Hipp, Karl Holmqvist, Dorota Jurczak, John Kleckner, Armin Kramer, Bernd Krauss, Klara Kristalova, Skafte Kuhn, Rannvà Kunoy, Paul Lee, Chris Lipomi, Fabian Marti, Jason Meadows, Alan Michael, Melvin Moti, Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau, Carter Mull, David Musgrave, Philip Newcombe, Olivia Plender, Karin Ruggaber, Markus Schinwald, Gedi Sibony, Matthew Smith, Tomoaki Suzuki, Naoyuki Tsuji, V/Vm, Erika Verzutti, Laurent Vicente, Pae White, Jordan Wolfson, Lisa Yuskavage.
Edited by Alexis Vaillant.
Texts by Jean-Philippe Antoine, J. G. Ballard, Craig Buckley, Yoann Gourmel, Will Holder, Karl Holmqvist, Raimundas Malašauskas, Shimabuku, Alexis Vaillant, Tris Vonna-Michell.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
12 x 18 cm (softcover)
184 pages (62 color & 7 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-1-933128-44-3
EAN : 9781933128443
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