Rosa Barba

White Is an Image

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Rosa Barba
White Is an Image

Text(s) by Lynne Cooke, Elisabeth Lebovici, Francesco Manacorda, Ian White, Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Raimundas Malasauskas, graphic design by Rupert Smyth, ed. Chiara Parisi, Andrea Viliani

English, Italian, French

2011. 293 pp., 118 ills.

clothbound

23.50 x 29.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3019-8

Filmic works that question the various forms of staging in the oeuvre of Rosa Barba

Artist Rosa Barba (*1972 in Agrigento) has earned an international reputation with her films. She sounds out the movie industry with respect to various forms of staging, such as gesture, genre, and information, taking them out of the context in which they are normally seen and reshaping and representing them anew. According to Ian White: “The effect of this contests and recasts truth and fiction, myth and reality, metaphor and material, to a disorienting degree that ultimately extends into a conceptual practice . . . .”

A purely documentary publication would not be in the spirit of the artist, which is why besides expert knowledge, comprehensive essays by well-known authors bring personal experience into play. Above all, however, the selection of film stills, preproduction sketches, and pictures by Barba herself help to turn this book, as it were, into a work of art in its own right.

Exhibition schedule: Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, May 25–August 28, 2011 | Fondazione Galleria Civica–Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento, May 28–August 28, 2011

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