Lonely Planet: Campania Felix
Guus van Engelshoven (Ed.)
Lonely Planet: Campania Felix is the first part of a trilogy in which multidisciplinary visual artist Susan Kooi (b. 1988) travels to Italy, Portugal and Japan to work with various traditions of ceramic crafts. The project reflects on how artifacts signify meaning during their lifespan and are carriers of meaning for extraction in the future, with Kooi seeking evidence of an object’s use and meaning, both real and fictitious, with the resulting stories forming this series. For Campania Felixis, Kooi traveled to the Italy’s Campania region, exploring a terra-cotta factory, Naples, and Pompeii, among other locations. An alternative travel guide accompanies the objects on view in the exhibition at Media and Moving Art (MAMA) in Rotterdam and tells the tales of these artifacts that are found and made by Susan Kooi. Contributions include Hanna Bervoets, Maurits de Bruijn, Nathalie Hartjes, Vincent Hunink, Tommi Vasko and Marloes de Vries.
Softcover / 4 ¾ x 7 ⅔ in. / 82 pp / 38 b&w and 31 color
Retail Price: $30.00
SHOWROOM MAMA, THE NETHERLANDS