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AMY SILLMAN / Faux Pas (Expanded Edition)

AMY SILLMAN / Faux Pas (Expanded Edition)

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Amy Sillman
Faux Pas  2023
Selected Writings and Drawings (Expanded Edition)
Paperback 288 pages, 18 x 12cm
After 8 Books, Paris FR

Condition: New

This third printing of Faux Pas is expanded by new drawings and texts, including the previously unpublished lecture on drawing. The volume gathers a significant selection of Sillman’s essays, reviews and lectures, most of them made specially for the book. It aims at revealing the originality of Sillman’s reflection as she addresses the possibilities of art today, favouring wrestling over dandyism, forms over symbols, with critical sense and humour.

A key figure in the New York art scene, Amy Sillman is renowned for her singular approach to painting and drawing. Her writings extend a practice that challenges traditions and theoretical frameworks with criticality and humour, and advocates subjectivity: she reevaluates Abstract Expressionism with a queer eye, explores the meanings of colour and shape, and discusses in depth the work of other artists—from Delacroix to Maria Lassnig to Laura Owens. In Faux Pas, a collection of her most recent essays, alongside her cartoons and original drawings, art—as personal as it is political—is a practice that responds to today’s struggles.

“In these seventeen scintillating essays Amy Sillman excites, provokes ideas, plunders and aggravates language, detonates words with innovation, the way she does paint, pencil, color, line, stroke, mark, etc. She uniquely renders words to foreground pictures and picture-making, and builds avenues, pathways to lead to other ways of apprehending art.”
—from the foreword by Lynne Tillman

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