|Author/Contributor(s):||Messager, Annette ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich|
The first comprehensive collection of Annette Messager's speculative, mythical drawings
This is the first comprehensive collection of Annette Messager's (born 1943) drawings, including 142 works made over the last ten years, which constitute an invaluable lexicon to the mind and work of a trailblazing iconoclast. Messager redefined the role of women making art and the very nature of sculpture--accomplishments that won her the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and the Praemium Imperiale for sculpture in 2016.
Messager's subjects range from animal to human, feminist activists to devotional figures, skeletons to ghosts. She broaches the grand themes of love, life and death, as well as the fairy tales, mythologies, superstitions and vanities that lie beneath. The book includes a conversation between Messager and Hans Ulrich Obrist from June 2021.