Irene Kopelman - Marine Models Notes on Representation Vol. 12
Irene Kopelman examines three interconnected phases in her work through the lens of two small marine animals: Botryllus schlosseri and Nematostella vectensis. One is colonial, the other is solitary, yet they both have the ability to regenerate their entire body. For the artist, drawing is a way of thinking and processing what we see through material and physical activity; dwelling on a subject and exploring it through looking and learning. It is extraordinary to think how much we could learn from these two marine models. Kopelman’s long-term project, initiated by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, is an attempt to tackle such questions through drawing and imagination.
|200 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English/French|