Gil J Wolman: Je Suis Immortel et Vivant
Exhibition itinerary: S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium, April 4 – September 6, 2009; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal, March 26 – July 4, 2010. Co-edited by S.M.A.K.− Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst and the Serralves Foundation in partnership with Prestel/Delmonico Books.
The publication, which accompanies the first major retrospective on the work of Dara Birnbaum, is also a book on the entire journey of this pioneering artist, who for over thirty years has occupied a crucial and unique position in the field of video and installation art.
This book combines documentation on seminal works with numerous and penetrating essays and fascinating dialogues between Birnbaum and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
It includes unpublished images from the artist's personal archive and bringing together some of her first works with more recent works, this publication constitutes the most complete documentation to date on this important figure in contemporary art. It also contains biographical data and bibliography.
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