Giuseppe Penone: Spazio Di Luce
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DescriptionThis publication documents Italian artist Giuseppe Penone's sculpture "Spazio di Luce" ("Space of Light"), installed at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. "Spazio di Luce" is a bronze cast of the thick layer of wax surrounding a 40-foot-tall larch, with a radiant goldleaf interior that spreads dramatically across the columned gallery. The work references and augments a 1969 work of Penone's titled "All the Years of the Tree plus One," for which he also cast a tree in wax. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this volume brings together previously unpublished drawings, photographs of historic actions and recent sculptures and a selection of the artist's own writings. It also includes an interview between Achim Borchardt-Hume and the artist and an essay by art critic and scholar Douglas Fogle focusing on Penone's work with trees, alongside color documentation of the exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery.
December 31, 2013
6.8 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 1.32 pounds
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About the Author
DOUGLAS FOGLE is an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He has held curatorial positions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Iwona Blazwick is Director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London and the former Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Modern. She is the author of Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Tate Modern: A Handbook, and Cornelia Parker