ART MONOGRAPHS by EVA PETRIČ

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A photographic journey, Ed. by Bariaa Mourad and Lucien Clergue. An artist's-book with contributions by: Lucien Clergue, Martina Corgnati,Michael PilzBoris Podrecca, Peter Weiermair and Bariaa Mourad
Published in partnership with Künstlerhaus Vienna Barcelona [etc.] : Triton, 2013

From the book reviews:
Lucien Clergue:  Let's read her poetry through her images all together, and be carried away from this world to meet  Eva in her own wonderland….     
Martina Corgnati:   By concentrating on the capture of the reflection, Eva Petric is realizing a kind of photography to the square, a double of the double that succeeds with singular effectiveness to "render opaque" the virtual plane separating the image from reality; she, in other words, insists on showing the reflection of the real as such, naked, insists in "kick against the walls of the white cube", sighting Rosalind Krauss. 
Peter Weiermair:   Die Transparenz der Bilder, das Übereinanderliegen verschiedener Realitätsebenen, die Tiefe, die in der Reproduktion Fiktion bleibt, jedoch in manchen Installationen unterschiedliche Aspekte der Realität und damit der Bilderzählung betont, ist auch hier in diesem Buch ihr Anliegen…
Michael Pilz:   What do these pictures hide in the deep, which they secretly know but do not tell us in ordinary langugage? They do not illustrate, they do not refer, or represent something not already at encrypted embassies. Call us to meet them at eye level – find the embassy in ourselves. The true sense only opened within the concrete, vivid encounter…
Boris Podrecca:  In Eva Petric‘ Spektrum wird kein allzu bestimmender Sinn oder eine eindeutige Lesbarkeit offenbar. Der Reiz ihrer thematischen Wanderungen liegt gerade im permanenten Fluss von Umwegen, wo eine allzu lineare Bedeutung ausgeschaltet wird. Gerade in unserer Kultur der Überschwemmung bleibt ihr Werkzeug vermarktungsimmun und ihre feminine Sichtbarkeit ist lediglich based in me…

WEBbing
Art monography, published by Drava, Klagenfurt, 2018

Eva Petrič's WEBbing is a »hybrid« of her visual art in the medium of lace and creative writing with which she presents the web of her 25 art installations in the medium of lace assembage. Made in the period of 2012-2018, they have been installed worldwide, from CC Burges in Buenos Aires to the United Nations in New York, from St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna to the ancient Baptistry in Piran…  Connected into one web by the artist's perception of lace representing hematomas they seem to exist as a collective web, which surpasses time and space. Hematomas occur not only when the wall of blood vessels is damaged and blood leaks into surrounding tisues where it does not belong. We, as a society or as indiviudals, can ourselves be hematomas when emotional barriers break and emotions explode… Petric's hematomas are further tied into one common web by their ephemerality: when the artist deinstalls them, they cease to exist and can never again appear in the same form – except in this monography. 

The phenomenon of webbing is the common thread to all of the Petrič's lace installations: webbing defines our life and existence on all levels, from the macrocosmic level in space to the microcellular level within our bodies. Eva Petrič presented these levels in her 25 projects made from inherited, discarded, donated or at flea markets from around the world bought handmade laces. Eva Petrič: “These recycled laces represent and illustrate the interconnectedness and interdependence amongst us. I perceive them as our other skin, as a collective skin.”.

Unlike usual art catalogs, this book presents the ideas behind the installations, not just in the images and scholarly texts. Rather, it reaches into the "backstage" where the ideas responsible for giving birth to the installations are presented in a unique way, through "visual" poetry accompanied with a new series of images. These appear throughout the book, serving as markers for each new section and presenting the idea behind the particular lace installation. 

The book (hard cover, A4+ format, 288 pages) contains also texts on webbing from 11 authors of various professions, nationalities and age.

 

Regular Edition: 500 

Artist Edition: 35

© 2019 by Aleks Broz

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