This first monograph on the mystical-historical practice of Maria Loboda contains a selection of her work since 2009, including her installation at dOCUMENTA (13), “This Work is Dedicated to an Emperor,” an army of potted cypress trees which moved through the landscape during the course of the exhibition. Oh, Wilderness demonstrates the artist’s equation between language and materiality as it works the other way around, translating materials expressive of a certain weak semiotics into language. Through these materials, nature is observed and read—now consti- tuting a grammar, rigorously arbitrary, formal, and conventional. Featured essay by Lars Bang Larsen points to spiritualization in Loboda’s works, Isobel Harbison analyzes the engagement with artifact in Loboda’s approach to sculpture, and a Q+A between the artist, Harbison and Caterina Rivera traces Loboda’s career and intellectual context.
9 2/3 x 6 3/4 inches/ 88 pp/ 56 color
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