Monday, April 11, 2011

Vidya Gastaldon.

Vidya Gastaldon. Work by Vidya Gastaldon. Edited by Madeleine Schuppli, text by Karl Holmqvist, Madeleine Schuppli, Fabrice Stroun. JRP|Ringier, 2006. 64pp., 48 colour illustrations, 20,5x28,6cm.

Book description:

"First monograph dedicated to the French artist living in Geneva (*1974). Initially associated with Jean-Michel Wicker, over the years Vidya Gastaldon has developed a universe immersed in a hippie and psychedelic aesthetic, in New Age, and in minimalist abstraction, as well as devalued practices such as sewing or DIY.

Through her new series of drawings, her films, and her sculptures in wool and other 'craft' materials, the artist deploys an aesthetic of 'states' rather than of formal or theoretical references, where notions of pleasure and experience find a new force.

Published with the Kunstmuseum Thun."

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