Many illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, stiff pictorial boards, cloth spine. [Mexico City]: Alias, 2013.
First edition, an uncommon book examining Carrión’s De Diefstal van het Jaar “exhibition” at the Drents Museum in 1982. This show entailed Ulises Carrion (1941-89) displaying a large diamond in a small and dark room of the museum, without any visible security or restrictions, as a social experiment. In the last decade of his life, Carrión’s practice involved similar investigations of societal norms and the dissemination of information. The previous year, the artist had delved into the spread of gossip and rumors through social networks in the performance piece Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners, in which he concocted rumors about himself to observe how they spread.
Pairing new essays (presented in Spanish & English) by Martha Hellion and Paulo Silveira with Claudio Goulart’s original photography documenting the exhibition, this work reveals new details about Carrión’s intentions and the execution of this daring show. This publication is part of Alias’s Antítesis series (no. 3).
As new. The very rare flyer promoting De Diefstal van het Jaar is reproduced on the cover.
Item ID: 7582