Publisher: Koenig Books
Artist(s): Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Contributor(s): Elena Filipovic, Danh Vo, Carol Bove, Tino Sehgal
Designer: Purtill Family Business
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 11 in (19 x 27.9 cm)
Reproductions: 595 color
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking exhibition curated by Elena Filipovic with Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal that traveled to WIELS, Brussels; Fondation Beyeler, Basel/Riehen; and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt in 2010 and 2011. At each venue, Filipovic curated a version of the exhibition and midway through its duration, an artist was invited to completely reconsider and re-install their own version of the exhibition without any limitations. The result of this structure was a profound meditation on the role that ongoing change and renewal play in Gonzalez-Torres’s work.
The book includes installation views of each version of the exhibition and an expansive illustrated checklist with images of each artwork in every instance of its installation. The book’s structure allows the reader to see the immensely different ways artworks can be installed as well as how context acts on and through each piece.