This monograph offers a portrait of over a decade of work by international artist Andrea Galvani. It is a visual excavation into the rigorous research, scientific methodologies, and philosophical thought that underscore his practice. His most notable projects are examined through essays, field notes, calculations, cartographies… in support of a better understanding of a both demanding and fascinating work.
With over 400 pages of color images, handmade drawings, archival materials, essays and interviews by critics and curators, including an introduction by Giorgio Verzotti, this publication shifts between artist book, scientific journal, and historical encyclopedia—systematically combining fragments gathered and synthesized through different stages of his creative process. Focusing on a selection of Galvani's most notable and challenging projects, his practice is registered through studies, field notes, mathematical calculations, and intimate cartographies. Compiled through years of investigation and cross-disciplinary collaboration, this book depicts—for the first time—the intensive phases of planning and preparation, hours and exertions of physical and intellectual effort that constitute and define this artist's pursuits.
Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach that often draws upon scientific methodology, the conceptual research of Andrea Galvani (born 1973 in Italy, lives and works in New York and Mexico City) informs his use of photography, video, drawing, sculpture, sound, architectural installation, and performance.
Texts by Giorgio Verzotti, Anna Daneri, Andrea Galvani, conversations and interviews with Andrea Bruciati, Rebecca Rose Cuomo, Tim Hyde, Saul Melman, Alice Miceli, Isabella Paghera, Luca Panaro, Colin Snapp, François T, Niels Van Tomme.