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Alternate Stories

Artist: Francesca Woodman

Authors: Francesca Woodman - Chris Kraus

Publisher: Marian Goodman Gallery

Alternate Stories est le catalogue accompagnant l'exposition éponyme dédiée à Francesca Woodman à la Marian Goodman Gallery en 2021. Dévoilant près de 40 photographies pour la plupart jamais publiées, l'ouvrage explore l'œuvre de l'artiste en revenant sur ses sources d’inspirations littéraires, picturales ou photographiques. Par une évolution thématique, il met en lumière la sensibilité et l'intimité du travail de Francesca Woodman tout autant que sa fascination pour l'exploration du soi. Évoquant à la fois ses années de formation à Rhode Island et en Italie, ce livre présente également des documents d'archives révélant le processus créatif de la photographe à travers des extraits de son journal, ses correspondances, et ses planches contacts.


Les images sont accompagnées d’un essai de Chris Kraus, "Impure Alchemy", dans lequel l’autrice revient sur la vie de Francesca Woodman par le prisme de son art en s'appuyant sur des lettres et sur le journal de l’artiste. Elle étoffe ainsi le mystère qui entoure l'œuvre de cette photographe pionnière à la carrière fulgurante et au destin tragique.

Publication date:2022
Number of pages: 88 pages
Weight: 700 g.
Dimensions: 22 × 29 cm
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