Collecting as Portrait and Methodology
Luca Lo Pinto, Nicolaus Schafhausen & Anne-Claire Schmitz (Eds.)
Individual Stories is a refreshing and playful illustrated account of the collections belonging to 20 international contemporary artists featured in the Kunsthal Wein 2015 exhibition. Beginning with a visual collage by photo-based artist Marie Angeletti blending the artists’ objects, views of the exhibition, museum visitors and the community, this well-edited and -designed catalog portrays the rich relationship of artists to their personal collections. Color and black-and-white photographs accompanying essays and interviews with each featured artist provide a snapshot of the collection as both personal portrait and artistic method. Some of the collections have been incorporated into artworks, like John Stezaker’s; others remain separate, like Thomas Bayrle’s; and in the case of Hans Peter Feldman’s, the act of collecting is the work of art. Contributing essays by Pinto, Schafhausen and Schmitz complement this fascinating glimpse into how artists collect and how the actual objects and areas of intrigue and interest inspire and influence their art. Featured artists include Saâdane Afif, Jacques André, Marie Angeletti, Thomas Bayrle, Barbara Bloom, Herbert Brandl, Andrea Büttner, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Camille Henrot, Michaela Maria Langenstein, Pierre Leguillon, Hanne Lippard, Maurizio Nannucci, G. T. Pellizzi, Max Renkel, Michael Riedel, Hubert Scheibl, Yann Sérandour, John Stezaker and Johannes Wohnseifer.
Softcover / 7 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. / 192 pp
32 b&w and 53 color
Retail Price: $30.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, AUSTRIA