“I have a lot of ideas cooking, simply need to get started working before they stick to the bottom of the pan.” Francesca Woodman
This monograph on Francesca Woodman (1958–1981), the most comprehensive to date, charts new approaches to her oeuvre. Whereas the evanescence of the female figure in the artist’s photographs has often been read as an aesthetic anticipation of her suicide, the essays by publishers Gabriele Schor and Elisabeth Bronfen as well as those from Johannes Binotto, Abigail Solomon-Godeau and Beate Söntgen illustrate Woodman's passionate self-staging in the tradition of the tableau vivant. Her poetic and metaphorical use of props (mirrors, gloves, rugs etc.) and her staging in a room, where the laws of geometry seem to no longer apply, are examined in the essays. The 80 photographs in the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection can be seen for the first time in their original size. The publication will be rounded off by a personal text from Woodman's friend Betsy Berne and the first comprehensive illustrated biography of the artist by Katarina Jerinic.
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