Finalist for the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award 2020, College Art Association.
In her brief but prolific artistic career, Charlotte Posenenske, ahead of her time, devised a singularly democratic approach to Minimal and Conceptual art. Rethinking the means and aims of artistic production and consumption, she produced modular sculptures that are industrially fabricated and arranged by consumers, rather than the artist. This extensively illustrated volume, inviting to art historians and newcomers alike, traces the evolution of her practice from early unique works on paper to her series of mass-produced sculptures. In doing so, the book assesses the impact of modernist ideas of utopia on her work, situates it within theories of play and performance, and examines it through the lens of her later vocation as a sociologist in postwar Germany. In addition to an extensive chronology that details the full scope of her life and work, the book includes select writings by the artist herself.
7 1/2 x 10 inches
Edited by Jessica Morgan and Alexis Lowry, with contributions by Matilde Guidelli-Guidi, Liz Hirsch, Alexis Lowry, Isabelle Malz, Rita McBride, Jessica Morgan, Charlotte Posenenske, Daniel Spaulding, and Catherine Wood
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