The Pantagruel Syndrome: T1 Turin Triennial Threemuseums

The Pantagruel Syndrome: T1 Turin Triennial Threemuseums

by Francesco Bonami, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
     
 

The title of the catalogue takes its inspiration from the French writer François Rabelais' character Pantagruel, the grotesque protagonist at the limits of absurdity. Here Pantagruel is a metaphor for contemporary society-characterized by a tension toward change and a healthy desire for knowledge, on the one hand, and fragility and fear on the other. Featuring…  See more details below

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The title of the catalogue takes its inspiration from the French writer François Rabelais' character Pantagruel, the grotesque protagonist at the limits of absurdity. Here Pantagruel is a metaphor for contemporary society-characterized by a tension toward change and a healthy desire for knowledge, on the one hand, and fragility and fear on the other. Featuring works by 75 young artists as well as an in-depth section that pays homage to two mid-career artists-Takashi Murakami and Doris Salcedo-the volume explores this "syndrome" through paintings, sculpture, photography, installation, video, performance, sound projects and collective and anonymous projects by artists from around the world who explore the excess of our Pantagruelian universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788876246319
Publisher:
Skira
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Francesco Bonami is the artistic director of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation and the senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is the chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. Her publications include Franz Kline 1910 -1962, Faces in the Crowd, and William Kentridge.

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