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Philippe Parreno: Fireflies

Philippe Parreno: Fireflies
Library Shelf Location 18.PARR
Publication Date 2019
Description

Generally more known for his installation work encompassing sculpture, video and soundscapes, Fireflies focuses wholly on Parenno's lesser-known drawings.The drawings collected here showcase a delicate, personal touch, as they were created while Parenno was ill with cancer and were sent to his friends. In Parenno's drawings the fireflies' light is often created by an absence of darkness or pigment.The striking drawings perfectly encapsulate how the bioluminescent glow emanating from the insect's abdomen reminds us that, when surrounded by darkness, the strongest light comes from within. The book features an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, creative director of Serpentine Galleries, and an essay by Belgian philosopher Vinciane Despret.

ISBN 9781912122110
Quantity 1
Pages 250 Pages, 216mm x 25mm x 273mm
Authors Hans Ulrich Obrist, Vinciane Despret
Format Paperback
Publisher Heni Publishing, London
Related Artist Philippe Parreno
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Drawing
Keyword Drawing
Artist's Nationality French
Language English

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