Item description for Parkett #69 by Francis Alys...
Presenting unparalleled investigations and discussions of important international contemporary artists by esteemed writers and critics for 20 years, Parkett's investigations continue in issue No. 68, which features collaborations by German painter Franz Ackermann, Finnish artist and filmmaker Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and American Conceptual artist, Dan Graham. Studies in the multiple perspectives of several simultaneous vantage points mark the pages of this volume. Authors include Joshua Decter, Douglas Fogle, and Raimar Stange on Ackermann; Gertrud Koch and Taru Elfving on Ahtila, with a conversation between Chrissie Iles and Ahtila; Marie-Paule MacDonald, Nicolas Guagnini & Karin Schneider, and Massimiliano di Bartolomeo on Graham, and an interview with Graham by Carmen Rosenberg-Miller. Also in this issue: Gregor Jansen on Dirk Skreber, Jens Hoffmann on Tino Sehgal, Bernard Frize interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and an insert by Jonathan Monk. For Parkett No. 69, the featured collaboration artists are Belgian Conceptual artist Francis Als, German sculptor and mixed-media artist Isa Genzken, and the Indian-born, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor. Authors include Saul Anton, Robert Storr, and Kitty Scott on Als; Pamela Lee and Jarg Heiser on Genzken, and an interview with Genzken by Michael Krajewski; and Norman Bryson, Marina Warner, and Kurt Forster on Kapoor. Other features include Philip Kaiser on Amelie von Wulffen, Stuart Comer on Swetlana Heger, and a special Parkett Inquiry on consensus in contemporary art world entitled, "The Economy of Attention." The 20th-anniversary issue, Parkett No. 70, will be published in summer 2004, with special collaborations and projects to be announced.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Francis Alys was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1959. Trained as an architect, Alys moved to Mexico in 1986 and within a few years began to work as a visual artist. Known initially for his paintings, Alys has also become a highly regarded video artist, interventionist and performance artist. His work received a great deal of attention in 2002, when he staged a ceremonial procession commemorating The Museum of Modern Art's move from midtown Manhattan to its temporary home in Long Island City, Queens. Alys has also exhibited work in group exhibitions at The Hayward Gallery, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.