Seductive Exacting Realism
Irena Haiduk & Solveig Øvstebø (Ed.)
Irena Haiduk’s dual-exhibition at the 14th Istanbul Biennal and the Renaissance Society, Seductive Exacting Realism by Marcel Proust 12, is a stand-in for a missing volume in Proust’s collected works. The 13-volume edition published in Yugoslavia in 1967, with its elegant translation from the French by poet Tin Ujevic, was highly valued by the intelligensia and often stolen and sold on the black market during the Bosnian civil war. Haiduk’s exhibit features a set that was missing Volume 12 that was seized by local police in 1995 and acquired at public auction in 2014. Presented along with video and taped interviews investigating the dangerous journeys taken in revolutions, the project suggests parallels for artists. The catalog includes installation shots, an interview by Solveig Øvstebø, writings by Ivo Andric, Hannah Feldman, Monika Szewczyk and Marina Vishmidt on artist journeys into revolution.
4 ⅔ x 7 ½ in. / 202 pp / 19 b&w
Retail Price: $32.00
RENAISSANCE SOCIETY, CHICAGO