Fabrice Samyn I Am? Vinciane Despret, Pascal Rousseau, Wivine de Traux

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
28 Apr 2020
ISBN:
9780300250466
Imprint:
Mercatorfonds
Dimensions:
224 pages: 295 x 241mm
Illustrations:
200 color + b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World excluding Benelux

The first major monograph on the work of contemporary Belgian artist Fabrice Samyn

Contemporary Belgian artist Fabrice Samyn (b. 1981) works in a wide variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and recently choreography. His art engages with history and the passage of time, raising important questions about representation, idolatry, iconoclasm, and ecology in our contemporary world. In the artist’s own words, “My work attempts to reveal time, or rather natural phenomena of time (erosion for example) as creative.” One of his best-known series, “Sinai” (2010), features photographic images of the necks of Greek sculptures, cropped and lit in such a way that they become abstract landscapes. This book is the first to offer an in-depth exploration of the full scope of Samyn’s oeuvre. Copiously illustrated, the book also includes penetrating essays by prominent European philosophers and art historians.

Vinciane Despret is a philosopher of science and associate professor at the University of Liege. Pascal Rousseau is professor of contemporary art history at the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Wivine de Traux is an art historian and art critic based in Brussels.

Gallerie Sies + Hoek, Düsseldorf
(2020)