Come to Me First!
From the art duo Marc Weis and Martin de Mattia, an exhibition catalog and first comprehensive overview of their oeuvre, including photographic, film and installation work. And as in their previous volume, Pie Bible, the work relates to the intimate promises, synchronous levels of meaning and different identities standing for current trends in our society. The duo’s work is deeply influenced by childhood television programs, such as Bonanza or Get Smart, then later by other films which became embedded in the collective consciousness. This complicated book, with extensive color reproductions and odd-sized bound pages, includes a long interview with the artists, discussing their approach to narrative and “the morality of pictures.” A fascinating presentation of Weis and de Mattia’s works, which often produce discomfort, and always provoke new ideas.
Hardcover / 8 x 10.5 inches / 184 pp / 180 color
Retail Price: $49.95