Chus Martínez, the new director of the Institute of Art, Basel, states: “I’ve been writing notes for years but never thought about having them published. These pages gather thoughts on artists who continue to be a source of motivation for me…who also possess a rare sense of humor… . (there is) no foreseeable line of research or sequence of arguments…however, I felt it would be useful to publish this peculiar research so as to motivate students to keep conversations going and to further open possibilities up to others.” The artists and their unique artistic practices selected for this book include Melquiades Herrera (1949–2003), Pedro Pietri (1944–2004), Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos (1939–1992) and Jorge Bonino (1935–1990). Club Univers, a petite pocket-sized book, is the first volume in a series from the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, focused on publishing ongoing research into historical and current artistic practices exploring new paradigms of experience.
4 ⅔ x 7 in. / 84 pp / 13 b&w
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FHNW ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN, BASEL