Franco Vaccari | Viaggio sul Reno | 1974 | Zucker Art Books
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Franco Vaccari ESPOSIZIONE IN TEMPO REALE, 1973
(27.8 x 21.4 cm)
Renato Barilli Nuova Foglio Editrice, Pollenza.
Hardback cut flush with inside pages.
Introduction by Renato Barilli.
In a sense the publication of this book subverted Franco Vaccari original intention. At the 1972 Venice Biennale, he had created one of the most important exhibitions of the European conceptual art. Vaccari set up a photo booth and invited visitors to make photographs of themselves and the pin them up outside to create a continuously growing display assembled by those there to view it in “exhibition on Real Time, Vaccari was critiquing the whole idea of the artist as creator and the spectator as passive consumer of the spectacle – art as an adjunct of the consumer capitalism. This was instead an exhibition createdand 'curated' by the visitors, with the artist there merely to facilitate the 'work ' in a technical sense. Once the imagery was made and installed, it could then be contemplated, experienced and analyzed by those adding to it, with Vaccari himself abrogating his role as author. This dynamic changes though, with the 'book of the show' A book must be edited, sequenced and designed and someone must take the role - however lightly they hold the reins- of ‘auteur’, and Vaccari had to assume that responsibility. Like a catalogue or a live music recording, the book exists as a permanent record of an ephemeral event But a book can also become more interesting, an extension of the event that becomes a new event in itself in Vaccari's hands, it becomes a dynamic commentary on the subconscious revelation of vernacular portraiture, and a Significant livre d 'artiste.
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Franco Vaccari | ESPOSIZIONE IN TEMPO REALE | 1973 | Zucker Art Books
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Franco Vaccari La scultura buia (Dark Sculpture), 1968
9 x 8 3/4 in. (23 x 22.5 cm)
16 pages stapled into a soft-cover glossy binding.
This publication inaugurates a practice that the artist continued in years to come: the artist's book as consequence or the continuation of the exhibition itself. For his second exhibition, in the work “L’ambiente buio” (The Dark Environment), shown at the Centro di Documentazione Visiva, Piacenza, Italy in 1968, Vaccari engaged the viewers’ experience of darkness. He extended the experience through this small book utilizing blank black foil sheets as a tactile recollection for the viewer.
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Franco Vaccari | La scultura buia (Dark Sculpture) | 1968 | Zucker Art Books
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