Martin Kippenberger and Maria Lassing
Veit Loers (Ed.)
Bodycheck presents two illustrious artists of the late twentieth century who, in an era dominated by abstract painting and nascent political correctness, ventured to spotlight the human body (primarily their own) in their artistic work. Both staged the female and male body in a grotesque manner, theatrically dramatizing the torso, limbs, and head. Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) articulated this humorous, distorted discourse as means of expression fraught with self-irony and also as a feminist weapon. The works of Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) are saturated by an enigmatic spirit of the grotesque, in which comical touches and dark humor evoke the painful. Lassnig and Kippenberger never met, but the kinship between the two artists is deeply striking. This thought-provoking exhibition catalog brings the two exceptional artists gurative work together for the first time, shedding new light on their work while revealing the entrenched gender-specific roles in international art at the end of the twentieth century. Bodycheck is an exhibition at the Museion Bolzano, Italy (2018).
Softcover / 8 ¾ x 11 in. / 160 pp / 81 color
Retail Price: $58.00
MUSEION BOLZANO, ITALY
The newest monograph by recognized American artist Jennifer Bornstein (b. 1970) gathers together a body of work encompassing her latest projects in printmaking during a recent fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. These works are contextualized by earlier projects in drawing, 16mm film, and various artist books spanning from the 1990s to the present. Known for her conceptual approach, Bornstein’s recent works centering around prints and frottages (rubbings) weave together intricate background stories of family relations, feminist history, and material possessions that are inscribed in wry yet complex understandings of technological presence and material trace. Generously illustrated with detailed images, the book also features an essay by Gloria Sutton and an interview between Jennifer Bornstein and artist Matt Saunders.
9 x 10 ½ in. / 160 pp / 125 color
Retail Price: $34.00
RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES, HARVARD UNIV.