Wim Delvoye: New and Improved Cloaca

Wim Delvoye: New and Improved Cloaca
Library Shelf Location 18.DELV
Publication Date Mar 2001
Description Named for the ancient sewer in Rome, Belgian conceptualist Wim Delvoye's new and improved "Cloaca" is a room-sized shit-making machine whose bowels process two meals a day as well as a mouthful of complex themes: scatalogy, hi-lo culture, the aesthetics of the ugly and disgusting, man as machine and vice-versa. Many of these same concerns are processed in Delvoye's other work, including a life-sized carved walnut replica of a cement truck, a wood cabinet stocked with 32 circular saw blades painted with scenes in Delft China blue, and a herd of pigs tatooed by Antwerp's finest needle-men. Feces and other anal subjects are parsed in accompanying essays by such luminaries as Milan Kundera, Gerardo Mosquera, Dan Cameron, Georges Bataille, and Salvador Dali. Essays by Georges Bataille, Dan Cameron, Salvador Dali, Milan Kundera, Domique Laporte, Gerardo Mosquera, Dieter Roelstraete, Peter Sloterdijk and Peter Bexte.
ISBN 909015387X
Quantity 1
Pages 148
Author Dan Cameron
Format Hardcover
Publisher Rectapublishers
Related Artist Wim Delvoye
Categories Installation, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related Gallery New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Artist's Nationality Belgian
Language English

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