Wim Delvoye Introspective

Adrian Dannatt, Olivier Duquenne, Bernard Marcadé, Dirk Swauwaert, and Bart Verschaffel

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September 25, 2012
384 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4
317 color + b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300188677
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for Mercatorfonds

Wim Delvoye (b. 1965) is known for his inventive and often controversial projects, and his work has been exhibited around the world. One of a generation of Belgian artists who have revolutionized contemporary art, Delvoye explores the body and its functions, producing art that combines the attractive and the repulsive, and addresses themes including religion and politics. One of his most famous works is Cloaca, a digestion machine; another significant project involves tattooed live pigs.

Coinciding with Delvoye's exhibition as guest of honor at the Louvre, Wim Delvoye Introspective is the culmination of close collaboration between the artist and distinguished scholars and critics. This publication presents a complete overview of works by the artist, demonstrating the range of media, technique, and thought-provoking subjects that defines his art.

Adrian Dannatt is an artist, art critic, and journalist. Olivier Duquenne is professor in contemporary art at the École Supérieure des Arts de l'image "Le 75" and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Namur. Bernard Marcadé is an essayist, art critic, and curator. Dirk Swauwaert is director of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. Bart Verschaffel is professor at Ghent University and the University of Antwerp.

‘A beautiful and fascinating book detailing the works of a contemporary conceptual great.’ — Thortsen Wilhelm, Scene Point Blank blog