ART FORMS IN MECHANISM
Autor: Linarejos Moreno
Title: Art Forms in Mechanism
Nº of pages: 80.
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Size: 25 x 32 cm
Collector book/ Artist Book: This publication was printed in June of 2017, with a run of 500 copies. 250 signed and numbered copies included an original burlap print.
One of Bests Photography Books of the Year by PHOTOESPANA 2018 Jury
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This carefully-designed artist’s book leads us right to the epicentre of the artist’s work: the exploration of subjectivity as a way to resist the reification typical of capitalist societies, and the non-productive use of industrial spaces and scientific representation as a mechanism for interrogating modernity
This limited edition is the culmination of the artist’s monumental project, Art Forms in Mechanism (2019-2017). The project, which took the form of an impressive installation composed of photographic images printed on burlap and industrial objects from her family’s factory, was exhibited for the first time at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Tabacalera Promoción del Arte in Madrid during PHotoESPAÑA 16.
With this volume, Linarejos brings to a close a project that began with an intervention on Karl Blossfeldt’s original edition of Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature, 1932) and would span eight years spent photographing nineteenth-century botanical models from the scientific cabinets of Madrid’s historic teaching institutes. The present edition is intended to be a facsimile of the project, including the original intervention on the Blossfeldt book as well as additional essays by American critics Fabiola López Durán and Surpik Angelini.
Linarejos Moreno, an internationally-recognized artist and scholar, has held positions as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar with the Department of Art History at Rice University in Houston, as Artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, and as a faculty member in the School of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston.
Her work has received numerous awards and has been shown both in the US and Europe. It has formed part of a number of public collections, including the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH). Currently, Linarejos balances her artistic work with her role as a curator for the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT), and as a lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid.
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