Item description for Roni Horn: Index Cixous by Roni Horn...
Hal ne Cixous, the contemporary French philosopher with whom Roni Horn has collaborated on previous work, argues for a new language, one that acknowledges the life-giving force of the feminine. In tribute to Cixous, Horn, a major American photographer and sculptor, has created Index Cixous, which questions the nature of language in its most fundamental sense, in part by proposing a new language, one without words, but which can be read as any other. A signed and numbered limited edition of 100.
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Release Date Apr 1, 2006
ISBN 3865212050 ISBN13 9783865212054
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More About Roni Horn
Roni Horn was born in New York where she continues to live and work. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fundacao Serralves, Porto; Fotomuseum Winterthur and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her recent publications, Dictionary of Water, This is Me, This is You, Cabinet of, If on a Winter's Night, Her, Her, Her, & Her, Wonderwater (Alice Offshore), Index Cixous, 2003 - 05 have all been published by Steidl.
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ED RUSHA'S RED BOOK. photographer Jan 17, 2007
It's a brilliant book for understand the rusha's research in photography,what he tooks from pictures and transform in art language.This books is really well done with good text and the immages have a chronologically order and related to the text too.I'm italian and so i have to reed that book ,because speaks about an author that isn't really famous in italy...i think is impossible to find something like that rusha's book in my language Sorry for my bad english but this book is good for suare!!
The medium is the message Sep 6, 2006
A well-produced book of Ruscha's photo work to coincide with his Whitney Museum exhibition. In the first forty pages Margit Rowell (who organised the exhibition) writes about Rusha's life and influences: an intriguing mixture of European commonplace, culture and heavy doses of American commercialism and print pop culture. I thought though that she found it hard going to explain some of his work within the context of fine art. Ruscha doesn't easily fit into a high culture setting and to my mind some of his endeavours are just plain mundane: the 'Babycakes' book for instance (I fancy Ed might well agree with me, too) but he is prepared to have a go at anything: painting, drawing, screenprinting, photography, publishing, films and clearly some great art has come out of all these different mediums.
The photo section of the book (114 pages and beautifully printed in 175dpi) runs from some of his first photo work in the late fifties, his European trip in 1961 to the last one, a color print presciently titled The End#4 from 1998. Annoyingly some of the images in this section could have been larger on the page, frequently the white space overpowers a photo that has plenty of detail. Included are eleven of my favorites, his aerial shots of LA parking lots, actually taken by photographer Art Alanis one Sunday in 1967, when the lots were empty.
Not having seen any of Rusha's famous self-published books I was surprised to read in Rowell's essay that some of them have many blank pages. Ruscha's creative ideas only stretched to so many single images but a book has many pages, so why not just leave some of them blank and maintain the medium of a book. Apart from blank pages there was always the option of just changing the subject. His 1964 'Various Small Fires' features fifteen snapshots of an incendiary nature (a Zippo lighter, a match, domestic gas range, a smoking cigarette, for instance) in a forty-eight page book but there is a sixteenth shot of a glass of milk. Ed said, in 1965, "Milk seemed to make the book more interesting and gave it more cohesion". Go figure!
The back of the book lists the exhibits, a selected bibliography, chronology and finally the index. Overall an excellent overview of Rusha's photography and confirming to me, at least, that he is a bit of a creative enigma.