Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Recommendations Guest Post #1: Dora García

Maria Fusco
Master Rock
London, UK: Bookworks, 2015
92 pp., 21 x 13.5 cm., hardcover
Edition of 1250

"I have been interested in Maria Fusco's work for many years, since she is an author who is also an artist, or an artist who writes, or a writer who knows contemporary art, or an art writer; embodying what we should really mean by artistic research. I have always enjoyed her texts, and her position, and her projects, in very recent times with the periodic publication The Happy Hypocrite.

The present book is a reader for her project of the same name, Master Rock, portraying the shaping of a mountain by the industrial age, a mountain with a gaelic name: Ben Cruachan. The project puts together "geology, mythology, and technology" - a performance who is also a radio play is also part of the overall project."
- Dora García

Master Rock is available from the publisher, here, for £12.00. Visit Fusco's website, here.

Dora García (born in Valladolid, Spain, 1965) lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She currently teaches at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, and HEAD, Geneva. She is Co-Director for Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions and paying homage to eccentric characters and anti-heroes. She has exhibited her work at numerous international events such as the 54th, 55th and 56th Venice Biennale (2011, 2013 and 2015), the 29th São Paulo Biennale (2010), the 16th Sydney Biennale (2008), Documenta 12 (2007) and Münster Sculpture Projects (2007).

García's exhibition I See Words, I Hear Voices, closes at Toronto's Power Plant on January 3rd, 2016. Visit García's site, here.

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