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John Cornu -
First monograph.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition John Cornu, Assis sur l'obstacle at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in February 2011.
French artist John Cornu (born 1976) works with an aesthetic inherited from Minimalism and Modernism (monochromy, seriality, modularity, the primacy of the materials), while maintaining a strong relation to (historical, architectural, societal) context and a form of contemporary Romanticism (Dionysianism, erosion, blindness, references to different sonic universes, and entropy). With an interest for modern ruins, logics of power, and anthropological gaps, the artist imbues his productions with an atmosphere at once poetic, cathartic and without compromise. Whether sculptural, performative, or installation-based, they address paradoxical forces, setting up a multiplicity of meanings and readings.
Texts by Paul Ardenne, Daria de Beauvais, Christian Alandete.
published in March 2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
96 pages (b/w ill.)
20.00 10.00
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ISBN : 978-2-35864-030-5
EAN : 9782358640305
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