Denis Savary

Denis Savary
Library Shelf Location 18.SAVA
Publication Date 2013

Following a series of exhibitions held between 2010 and 2012, this book is the first monograph dedicated to the Swiss artist Denis Savary (b. 1981). Spanning a wide range of mediums, from drawing to video, performing arts to sculpture, his work fictionalizes fragments of art and literature, and deals with historical figures such as Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, Félix Vallotton, and Lautréamont. Savary’s practice weaves narratives steeped in childhood fantasies and adult phantasmagoria, notably through a vision of exhibition as a domestic place that the spectator can inhabit.

Two essays, by the art historian and Centre Pompidou curator Philippe-Alain Michaud, and the art critic and La Ferme du Buisson director Julie Pellegrin, provide insights into Denis Savary’s oeuvre, especially his video works and his relationship to performance, exhibition making, and music. An interview with Jean-Yves Jouannais completes the table of contents.

ISBN 9783037642276
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Editor Clément Dirié
Authors Julie Pellegrin, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Jean-Yves Jouannais
Format Hardback
Publisher JRP Ringier
Related Artist Denis Savary
Categories Sculpture, Film and Artists' Moving Image, Drawing
Language English

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