Reference monograph, collecting the past 10 years of Marcos Lutyens' research and career, with two essays and detailed introductory texts for each project.
The publication presents the work of Marcos Lutyens through the description of a selection of 16 projects that the artist realized in the last 10 years. The book consists of an introductory text written by Stefanie Hessler, followed by a presentation of the artist's work written by Davide Daninos. The two author's texts are followed by 16 projects, divided into four chapters: Psycho-Social, Environ-mental, Psycho-Inductive, Sensory-synesthetic. These correspond to the four zones of state of consciousness that Marcos Lutyens outlines throughout his work. Ranging from a more intimate scale to a broader relationship with the environment, the organization into four chapters creates a link between the graphic and editorial project and the artist's desire to inscribe the latter in the heart of his work.
Born 1964 in London, Marcos Lutyens lives and works between Los Angeles and Gloucestershire. His singular creative practice has universal resonance at this defining moment. Lutyens believes that social and emotional awareness as well as consciousness and environmental
justice are key factors in the art of today. "Gone are the days when artists can sit in their studios making work that is purely aesthetic," he says; "art needs to be in the world and of the world. The artist needs to be vital and active, fostering resourcefulness, contemplation, and community action." Lutyens is wellversed in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, artificial and animal intelligence, ecological systems, bacterial interaction, and many kinds of indigenous knowledges of the world at large. Fluent in three languages, he has an uncanny ability to empathize and to tap into the most receptive parts of the human spirit. Lutyens' talents are multidimensional and, in many ways, mysterious. Lutyens' artistic practice also targets the psychic and emotional well-being of his audiences by skillfully leading participants in meditative and hypnotic exercises that affect the deepest levels of their psyches. His works take form in installations, sculptures, drawings, short films, writings and performances.
Lutyens has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including the Havana Biennial (2019); as keynote artist invited by the Guggenheim at Culture Summit Abu Dhabi (2019); the Frye Museum, Seattle (2018); Miró Foundation, Barcelona (2018); Main Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2018); 33rd São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo (2018); the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); The Armory Show, New York (2017); Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2017); Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); La Monnaie de Paris, Paris (2017); Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2017); 57th and 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Venice (2013 & 2017); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2014); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010 & 2014); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010); 7th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice (2000).