After Nature
New Museum curator
5 1/4 x 8 in
After Nature. 2008; 1 folded sheet (12 pages) and 1 book; paperback; 25 unbound color ill. Accompanying the exhibition “After Nature” at the New Museum this unique catalogue pays tribute to the work of W.G. Sebald by repurposing existing copies of After Nature, his 1988 three-part prose poem, from which the show has borrowed its title. The catalogue consists of the original book, enriched with images that have been hand-placed between the pages, and a new foldout dust jacket. The result is a singular hybrid that is part-appropriation, part-recycled material, and informed by the artistic tradition of the found object. Conceived as an homage, the catalogue features an essay by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions and curator of the exhibition. Includes a complete checklist of works in the exhibition and twenty-five full-color images from an international and multigenerational group of contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers, and outsiders. Exhibition Catalogue.
Photography Credit
J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum
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