Published by SAM Arts Projects, 2012
Softcover, 78 Pages
Text in French with some English translations
Essay by Akiko Miki, Palais de Tokyo
This publication illustrates selected works from 2006-2012 with accompanying explanatory texts. Selected works focus on themes of public space and symbols of power.
About the artist:
Iván Argote is an artist and film director. Through his sculptures, installations, films and interventions, he questions our intimate relationship with others, institutions, power and belief systems. He develops strategies based on tenderness, affect and humour through which he suggests critical approaches to dominant historical narratives and attempts to decentralise them. In his interventions on monuments, large-scale installations and performances, Iván Argote proposes new symbolic uses of public space.
Works by the artist are included in the permanent collections of numerous prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum (New York, US); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); ASU Art Museum (Phoenix, US); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami, US); Colección de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá, Colombia); Kadist (San Francisco, US); MACBA (Barcelona, Spain).
Iván Argote's exhibition "A Place for Us" is on view at Perrotin New York now until August 13th, 2021. Please visit here for more information.