Maude Léonard-Contant - Listen, the crust is cracking
|C. Hoffmann; M. Léonard-Contant; J. Narby; C. Paolino
Maude Léonard-Contant's art intertwines language and matter. Naming and describing, selecting and processing materials allow her to foster intimacy with Things, both paying tribute to them and bidding them farewell. Listen, the crust is cracking presents the first-ever comprehensive overview of the artist's universe with over one-hundred images. Her acute awareness of how language shapes reality and her haiku-like notes form a common thread that runs through the publication. Texts from the perspective of art history and anthropology place Leonard-Contant's installations and objects in the context of feminist and political art history and expand the gaze to holistic, non-anthropocentric ways of life. The design of the book, with its perforated binding and distinctive typography reflects the materiality of Léonard-Contant's work.
|144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English/German/French