Item description for Daniele Buetti: Maybe You Can Be One of Us by Jacqueline Burckhardt...
Swiss artist Daniele Buetti is notorious for his defaced photographs of supermodels, which feature scars, tattoos and disenchanted fragments of text. Buetti has been questioning the socially determined constructs of beauty and the commodification of sexuality and glamour since the 1980s. His altered photographs--large-scale C-prints on aluminum or light-boxes--have messages like "How much is my body worth?" and "What shall I hope for?" scrawled across them in electric colors. Buetti also often energetically scratches out or draws over portions of the image in a manner that recalls the destructive doodling of a truculent adolescent. Maybe You Can Be One of Us focuses on Buetti's recent drawings, videos, sculptures and installations. In these newer pieces, the fashion models give way to enigmatic illustrative symbols, such as two disembodied hands conjuring a puff of smoke. This publication accompanies an exhibition of new work at the Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art in New York.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.47" Width: 7.87" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Hatje Cantz
ISBN 3775720952 ISBN13 9783775720953
Availability 0 units.
More About Jacqueline Burckhardt
Jacqueline Burckhardt is President of the Federal Commission for Art and editor of "Parkett". Jakob Hotz studied at the Architectural Association in London before working as an architect in Zurich in 2001. Cary Siress studied in New York and Venice, and has been assistant Professor in the faculty of architecture at the ETH in Zurich since 1996.