Ugo Rondinone

Hell, Yes

€ 39.80

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Ugo Rondinone
Hell, Yes

Ed. Cristina Bechtler/INK TREE Edition, text(s) by Beatrix Ruf


2001. 180 pp., 81 ills.


24.00 x 31.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1014-5

Drawn and written in Indian ink, Ugo Rondinone´s Diaries have been playing an important role in the oeuvre of the Swiss artist since 1992. His Diaries are conceived as notations covering an entire year with titles such as 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996; yet, both the evocation of actual event duration and the contents are of a fictive and literary nature. In his sheets - formally inspired by underground comics - Rondinone blends fiction with metaphors of authenticity, leading readers and viewers into the "lonely" spaces and times of a report about individual experience sounding out, bearing, manipulating and stylizing the borders of everyday experience: boredom, rapture, love and failure, speechlessness and uneventfulness, excessiveness. The artist´s book Hell, Yes newly regroups elements of his oeuvre. Rondinone translates drawing and script of his Diaries into photography and printed text, combining his photographic work of In the Sweet Years Remaining with texts from the 1998 diary into a cinematic whole. The textual appendix for the first time features all of Rondinone´s diary texts in English.

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