A Statue Has Remembered Me
Katja Schroeder & Caroline Eggel (Eds.)
A native of Athens, Yorgos Sapountzis has an intimate awareness of how monuments in public spaces affect both a city’s topography and its residents’ identity formation. The Berlin-based artist creates multimedia installations and performances that deftly engage both public and private spaces by taking as their starting points public monuments— objects representing social, collective memory—and adding theaterical, poetic and ritualistic elements. Sometimes building sculptural works of unexpected materials and haphazard style over the monuments themselves, he creates “parasitic sculptures” that link public display with the private spaces of contemporary art. Features an artist interview with Willem de Rooij and essays by Chris Kraus and others.
6 3/4 x 9 inches/ 256 pp
329 b&w and 201 color
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