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BECCHARIA, Marcella (editor)

Vanessa Beecroft : Performances 1993-2003

$350.00 AUD

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Milan: Skira, 2003. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 456, extensively illustrated. A very fine copy, near mint.

Inventor of a unique artistic language in her performance pieces, the Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft directly addresses themes central to contemporary culture everywhere: identity, multiplicity, the body and sexuality, and in the process, mixes glamour with the history of art. Known for pieces during which multiple, beautiful models stage a ritual of being and appearing, mostly in the nude, Beecroft involves the audience in a direct confrontation, pushing to the limit the tension of a happening that is simultaneously unique, real and abstract.

From the library of the late Virginia Fraser (1947 – 2021), noted Australian feminist writer, artist and curator.