9783791339221

The Messagers

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  • ISBN13:

    9783791339221

  • ISBN10:

    3791339222

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
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Summary

The full range of one of today s most versatile artists is on vivid display in this heavily illustrated, lavishly produced and comprehensive monograph on the art of Annette Messager. From her earliest works, in which she posed taxidermized sparrows in knitted garments, to her magnificent three-room installation, Casino, which won her the Golden Lion award at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Annette Messager has long tackled issues of femininity, prejudice, social mores, birth, and death. Illustrated with more than 600 images that track her entire career to date, this book designed by the artist herself includes interviews, texts by the artist, sketches, installations and photographs of her work. Messager s work encompasses the highly personal, such as ink blots made from her own signatures, diary entries, her children s drawings, to the political, for example effigies displaying acts of torture and abuse. She employs a wide range of materials, including fabric, wool, found objects, personal sketches and photography, through which she catalogs and mines these themes. As varied as its subject, this beautifully produced volume demonstrates Messager's powerful ability to transform the stuff of life into objects of potent expression.

Table of Contents

Playing with Forms of "I"p. 12
Annette Messager, "multiplicity, above all else"p. 26
The Wisdom of Birdsp. 47
Children with their Eyes Scratched Outp. 52
The Collectorp. 119
My 1970s, A Biography of Annette Messager'sp. 168
Drift in the Form of a Game of Consequences of One or Two Black Devices Passing Through Annette Messager's Effigies, and Some More Recent Worksp. 199
Interplay on the True and the Falsep. 223
Body Malaise, Annette Messager's Anatomical Theatrep. 255
Votive Imagesp. 264
My 1980sp. 312
The Queen of (S)pikesp. 353
In Annette's Bodyp. 394
Fablesp. 405
Annette's Got It!p. 449
My 1990sp. 468
Desire Caught by the Footp. 510
The Veilp. 518
Interview with Annette Messagerp. 530
Palindromesp. 546
Word for Wordp. 568
My 2000s, to be contd ...p. 580
Appendicesp. 588
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