Nick Aikens & Polly Staple (Eds.)
Following the theme of her previous publication Support Structures (2010) and written in the intimate format of a conversation, artist Céline Condorelli explores the history and philosophical nature of friendship. London-based Condorelli, who has shown at the Centre Pompidou and Serpentine Gallery, is most interested in what friendships have been left out of normative, patriarchal history. Why is the philosophical discourse dominated by or only about men? Why have no women philosophers written about friendship? And what about friendships between other excluded groups–slaves or pirates? Through conversations with sociologist Avery F. Gordon, philosopher Johan Frederik Hartle and curators Nick Aikens and Polly Staple, this thoughtful book addresses the practice of friendship as a way of being in the world, and most importantly, how friendship conditions the way we work together.
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 146 pp / 20 b&w
Retail Price: $25.00
VAN ABBEMUSEUM, THE NETHERLANDS