Plastic
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 16.5 x 10.5 cm.
  • 61 pp.
  • edition size uknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 2940271682

Plastic

Christophe Cherix, John Tremblay

Plastic

description

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with exhibition held February 22 - May 20, 2007, at the Cabinet des estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva. "... This volume presents an overview of the use of vacuum-formed plastic in art of the last forty years. The process, by nature industrial and originally associated with packaging and advertising, consists of making an imprint of a form by placing a heated plastic sheet on a mold and subjecting it to vacuum pressure. If plastic was brought to the public's attention in the 1940s by the well-known mark Tupperware, it is vacuum-forming's rationality and low cost which has long appealed to artists -- starting with Claes Oldenburg, and Craig Kaufman in the 1960s, up to Jim Isermann, Fabrice Gygi, and Seth Price today." -- publisher's statement. Features a transcribed conversation between artist John Tremblay and curator Christophe Cherix, as well as photographs of vacuum-formed plastic works by artists Seth Price, Tom Wesselmann, Peter Halley, Ed McGowin, Les Levine, Jim Isermann, Iain Baxter, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Morris, Craig Kauffman, Richard Hamilton, Gillian Wearing, John M. Armleder, Xavier Veilhan, Marcel Broodthaers, Luis Camnitzer, Aaronel de Roy Gruber, and Fabrice Gygi. Includes a complete list of works.

Zurich, Switzerland : JRP | Ringer, 2007
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