Juan Cruz: Fog: A Translation of Miguel De Unamuno's Niebla

Juan Cruz: Fog: A Translation of Miguel De Unamuno's Niebla
Library Shelf Location 18.CRUZ
Publication Date Nov 2005
Description Artist Juan Cruz presents a fictional work in his personal translation of Miguel de Unamuno's 1914 modernist Spanish novel, entitled "Fog". Born in Spain of mixed English and Spanish parentage, Juan Cruz moved to Britain as a child. His work investigates the mechanisms of displacement, the gaps that exist in translation and the numerous ways in which place and cultural identity are interlinked. In this conceptual work, both the narrative in the text and the translation - which can potentially be viewed as a subservient creative act - function as critiques of the artist's role within contextual commissioning, yet Cruz still produces a work that is ultimately autonomous from that context. Cruz's work forms part of Other Plans, a project initiated as a critical response to the significant regeneration projects taking place in Newcastle and Gateshead against the background of the bids for City of Culture.
ISBN 9780954828820
Quantity 1
Pages 212 pages
Author Juan Cruz
Format Paperback
Publisher Forma Arts and Media Limited
Related Artist Juan Cruz
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related Cities/Regions Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne
Related Event Other Plans: Artist's Books Launch (22 February 2007)
Language English

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