Absalon Absalon is the catalog of the eponymous exhibition presented at the Capc Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux in 2021. The exhibition offers a parallel between Absalon and several of his contemporaries, such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober and Marie-Ange Guilleminot. The show also makes associations by affinity with works by Mona Hatoum, Alain Buffard, Laura Lamiel, and Myriam Mihindou.
This book, which publishes archives of the artist for the first time in French (texts, conference) is also the only monograph currently in circulation on the work of Absalon since the catalog of the KunstWerke of Berlin ten years ago.
The Absalon Absalon catalog is not only a documentation of the exhibition, including numerous installation views, but also an extension of this project, through the publication of a set of previously unpublished documents by Absalon: artist's texts, archival photographs, and a transcript of a lecture. The catalog also presents an essay by curators Guillaume Désanges and François Piron, as well as an interview with art historian Elisabeth Lebovici, which renews the approach to this work from a contemporary perspective.
This catalog is published on the occasion of the exhibition Absalon Absalon at the Capac Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux from June 24, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
Edited by Guillaume Désanges and François Piron
Preface by Sandra Patron; text by Guillaume Désanges and François Piron; curators' interview with Elisabeth Lebovici
Graphic design: Spassky Fischer
In English and French
Soft cover, 21 x 30 cm, 80 p.