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Mai-Thu Perret : Land of Crystal

Walker, Hamza / Stroun, Fabrice / Perret, Mai-Thu

Published by JRP / Ringier, Zürich, 2008
ISBN 10: 3905701553 / ISBN 13: 9783905701555
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Title: Mai-Thu Perret : Land of Crystal

Publisher: JRP / Ringier, Zürich

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Card wraps with Dustjacket

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


260 pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. List of illustrated works. Exhibition history. Contributions by Hamza Walker and Fabrice Stroun. Published in conjunction with a series of exhibitions 2005-2008 at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maasticht, The Renaissance Society - University of Chicago, Centre d'Art Contemporain - Geneva, and Kunst Halle - Sankt Gallen. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Opaque glassine paper dustjacket is slightly shelf worn with sunned spine. Now protected by plastic book wrap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006531

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Synopsis: Mai-Thu Perret examines the relentless movement of capitalism as it absorbs and defeats what were once revolutionary forms, focusing on the aestheticization of historical avant-gardes to reflect the changing realities of utopian thinking. Her major ongoing project, "The Crystal Frontier," begun in 1999, comprises fictional diary entries and letters written by a group of disillusioned women exiled in the New Mexico desert, as well as myriad artworks that Perret describes as their "hypothetical products." Born in 1975 in Geneva, where she lives and works, Perret studied at Cambridge University and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. This comprehensive artist's book, Perret's first monograph, includes a selection of her writings and a specially designed collage of references. Perret's work has recently been seen at The Renaissance Society in Chicago.

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