Valentin Carron

Valentin Carron
Library Shelf Location ABC-CARR
Publication Date 2013

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email or see staff to view this book.

In this new artist’s book, Valentin Carron (*1975, lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland), presents a series of collages mixing recent sculptures, details of backgrounds, and PhotoShop effects, all specially realized to be printed in this volume.

If Carron's sculptures mark a renewal of appropriation through the re-employment of vernacular forms that are not part of the dominant culture, the artist develops a project confusing genres: neither authentic nor kitsch, neither readymade nor really craft, his objects play with ambiguity (fake wood, fake concrete, fake bronze, etc.) and with an iconography of power and authority (public sculptures or commemorative monuments, traditional forms, etc.).

This book reflects his sculptural practice in the two-dimensionality of the page and the space of printed matter. Designed by Gavillet & Rust, this book includes a contribution by the writer Julien Maret and is published on the occasion of Valentin Carron’s Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Published in collaboration with Pro Helvetia on the occasion of the Swiss participation at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013.

ISBN 9783037643211
Quantity 1
Pages 88 pages; 235 x 325 mm; Images 65 color / 0 b/w
Format Hardback
Publishers JRP Ringier, Pro Helvetia, Zurich
Related Artist Valentin Carron
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Sculpture
Languages French, English

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