Ellen Blumenstein & Heike Catherina Mertens (Eds.)
A first-time publication for fast-moving British collaborative artist Kate Cooper (b. 1984) accompanies her solo exhibition at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2015—the result of receiving the 2014 Schering Stiftung Art Award. Cooper is co-founder of artist collective Auto Italia South East, and moves between solo and collaborative works addressing issues of capitalism and commercialism. For the KW Institute, Cooper focused around a fictional space titled Look Book. Through digital videos, installations and digitally altered photographic works, she explores the role of gender and the agency of images. For Cooper, producing images is akin to building infrastructure. Her computer-generated bodies are imbued with power and put to work. The oversized catalog designed to accentuate Cooper’s re-appropriation of female ad images, captures the essence of glossy fashion and lifestyle magazines. Included is a new short story by Hannah Black, texts by Ellen Blumenstein and Christina Weiss, plus subtitles and slogans by Catherine Wood.
9 ½ x 13 in. / 80 pp / Full color
Retail Price: $26.00
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN