This bilingual publication (Eng/Fr) provides a critical framework for understanding (auto)pathographic production in contemporary art. The catalogue, which documents an eponymous group exhibition presented at Kunstpavillon (Innsbruck) and OBORO (Montreal) brings together works from ten international artists, ranging from installation and performance to video and photography, including a number of rare images from the Jo Spence Memorial Archive. With each of the works presented in Auto/Pathographies, sickness is transformed into a site of active aesthetic, political, and even metaphysical inquiry, one whose interest extends well beyond that of the individual subject’s narrative.
Auto/Pathographies includes a curatorial essay by art historian Tamar Tembeck, as well as texts by artists participating in the exhibition: Angela Ellsworth and Tina Takemoto (U.S.); Christina Lammer (AT); and Terry Dennett (U.K.), curator of the Jo Spence Memorial Archive. The preface is written by Andrei Siclodi, Director of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, where the exhibition project was initially developed. Auto/Pathographies is published by Sagamie édition d’art with the support of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.
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