art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
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art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Cover||Hardcover with dust jacket|
|Language||English, French, German|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Kunsthaus Bregenz|
Jean-Marc Bustamante, born in Toulouse, France, in 1952, was known as a photographer before he became a sculptor: he exhibited his photographs at the Tate in 1998-99, and works in both media at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, in preparation for his 2003 representation of France at the Venice Biennale.
Bustamante continues to exhibit both objects and images, and says of this portfolio of sculptural work, which seems at first to make his biggest break yet with photography, "All of the works here have something to do with photographics." Indeed, the bright swaths of color on transparent material share some properties with glass-plate negatives, filtering light, registering shapes and shadows on the wall behind them.
A solid album of recent work, this volume includes exhibition photographs as well as notes and sketches, and documents work both interior and exterior, including a light installation that put Bustamante's mark all over Austria's Kunsthaus Bregenz. "Given the fact that [they] had committed the entire building to me, it seemed obvious that I should display my presence from the outside. The display is a signal. It reveals itself progressively as the 200 lights come on, until all of them are ablaze."