Retrospective
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 21.5 x 15.3 cm.
  • [24] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9783865603449

Retrospective

John Baldessari, Alejandro Cesarco

Retrospective

description

Artists' book / exhibition catalogue for show held at Murray Guy, New York, November 3 - December 22, 2007. "Alejandro Cesarco and John Baldessari, have collaborated on Retrospective, a series of twelve silk-screen on aluminum works. Retrospective deals with the idea of looking back, how meaning is re-contextualized through memory, framing, selecting, re-telling and continuance of a dialogue, history and the acknowledgment of influence. Implicit in the project is a concern for the difference created by retelling and representing the past in the present. The segmentation of history is an arbitrary and conventional matter, a story for making the present intelligible. What consequence does this have? Who narrates, and for whom? What is included and what is left out of this narrative?" -- gallery statement. Book consists strictly of illustrations of the works with no additional texts.