Claudia Comte - The Curves, The Corners, And The Machines


Publisher Printemps De Septembre

ISBN 9782956551416

Idea Code 19501


The accompanying publication to Swiss artist Claudia Comte’s project at the Bazacle cultural centre in Toulouse, this book examines her work against the background of a genealogy of exhibitions of objects, beginning with curator Philip Johnson’s seminal ‘Machine Art’ (1934) at the Museum of Modern Art. The graphic framework of Comte’s sculptures tends to relate to a form of photogenic obviousness, within which multiple references to the history of art and popular culture exist. Her exhibiting strategies rely on a culture of display once reserved for trade fairs and industry shows, but since the advent of modernism has developed into a particular sort of museological practice.

164 p, ills bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, French/English


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