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John Armleder, Ana Jotta, William Kentridge, Teo Schifferli - 2/5
Four artist's posters.
The 2/5 series falls into the artist's publications category published by Captures. Four guests per year work within the same space of an open A2 format sheet (420 x 594mm), giving rise to various proposals depending on how the sheet is folded. The four titles are distributed together in an envelope at the end of each year.
One of the most important and admired artists of the last decades of the 20th century and of the 21st, John M Armleder (born 1948 in Geneva) has created multiple and fertile bodies of work spanning all artistic disciplines, from his distinctive Furniture Sculptures to his Fluxus performances within the Écart collective, from his diverse painting series to his drawing practice, from his striking installations and wall paintings to his numerous works created in collaboration with artist friends.
Having exhibited regularly since the 1980s, Ana Jotta (born 1946 in Lisbon) has developed a completely unique body of work which has warranted her clear recognition both within a national context and, especially over the last decade, internationally. Known for her cutting irony and criticism about the concepts of authorship or originality, extraordinarily diverse and heteroclite in her conception, formulation or presentation, her work occupies a space of freedom, using techniques as varied as painting, collage, performance, drawing, assemblage, photography, installation, sculpture, sound, video, embroidery, engraving, writing or appropriation of objects from various sources.
A native of South Africa, William Kentridge (born 1955 in Johannesburg) has gained international recognition as one of the greatest artists of his generation. One of the last twenty years' most prolific creators, he explores all mediums with consummate ease, including drawing, engraving, sculpture, tapestry, animated film, performance and video installation.
After graduating from ECAL in 2012, Swiss graphic designer Teo Schifferli joined the Maximage and NORM agencies before setting up his own office in Zurich in 2014. His style is distinguished by the mathematical harmony he establishes between images, color and typography. He has produced a series of books for the art and architecture space STUDIOLO in Zurich, published with Editions Patrick Frey. He has thus designed the graphics for six books that have won awards at the Most Beautiful Swiss Books Awards, as in 2016 for Legislating Architecture Schweiz. In parallel, Schifferli works with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich, for which he is in charge of visual communication. He also founded the experimental magazine Periodico with Marc Asekhame.
2021 (publication expected by 1st quarter)
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