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Isabelle Cornaro

Isabelle Cornaro

Fascination and Disgust of Matter

Edited by Julie Enckell Julliard
Edited by Federica Martini
Edited by Sarah Burkhalter


Publishing 9th Jan 2023
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    • The interview sheds light on many different aspects of Cornaro’s art and deepens the understanding of the different facets in her work
    • Isabelle Cornaro's work has been shown at major international art spaces, such as the Musée d'Art moderne and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the Sculpture Center in New York
    • By women artists for art students: Female artists give personal insight into their work, their experiences, and the meaning behind their art
    • Each volume in the On Word series offers an interview in the artist’s native language along with a full English translation
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    Isabelle Cornaro, based in Paris and Geneva, holds degrees in art history and visual arts. She has a strong interest in experimental cinema and devotes herself to the narrative, symbolic, and economic origins of things. In her work she assumes an anthropologist-type manner to investigate people’s seemingly fixated attachment to emotionally charged, even fetishised objects, creating large stage installations and short movies.
    This book is part of the new On Words series that presents conversations with contemporary women artists. Through them, readers come to understand the sources from which they draw inspiration, the themes in their work, and their view of the world. Edited by Julie Enckell, Federica Martini, and Sarah Burkhalter and bringing together a wide range of viewpoints, the On Words series adds a new narrative to polyphonic art history as told by those who actively shape it.

    Text in English and French.

    About the Author

    Julie Enckell is an art historian and a director at HEAD—Genève, where she heads the Cultural Development Department.
    Federica Martini
    is an art historian and curator and heads the Visual Arts department at EDHEA in Sierre, Switzerland. She is also a visiting scholar at London’s University of the Arts.
    Sarah Burkhalter
    is an art historian and head of the Antenne romande of the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) in Lausanne and a member of SIK-ISEA’s board.

    Scheidegger & Spiess
    Publish date
    9th Jan 2023
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
    170 mm x 110 mm
    96 Pages
    12 color
    Name of series
    On Words
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