Drawing Installations 1995–2013
Christian Ganzenberg & Renate Wiehager (Eds.)
Nic Hess’ installations combine his own drawing with that of other artists in a complex, spatially expansive system of lines, surfaces, quotations and pictorial fragments. His work represents the attempt to create a layered narrative space that a viewer experiences as single or separate elements, quickly in passing or, more thoughtfully, through sustained contemplation. This catalogue raisonnné, compiled by curator Christian Ganzenberg, covers all of Nic Hess’ installations to date, including his memorable tape installation at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Hess’ work is a testament to the graphic moment in fine art in the early 2000s that brought the work of figures like Ryan McGinness and Geoff McFetridge out of the streets and into the museum. Texts, interviews and contributing quotations from artists and curators, including Tate director Chris Dercon, Christian Ganzenberg and Renaud Proch, round out extensive photographic documentation and the comprehensive projects index.
Hardcover / 11 x 9 1/4 inches / 304 pp / 355 color
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DAIMLER ART COLLECTION, GERMANY