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  • Published: 20 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9783956796340
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 178
  • RRP: $79.99

RO-SÉ

A Book as a Bridge



A hybrid monograph/artist book of Nathalie Du Pasquier’s work.

Published on the occasion of Nathalie Du Pasquier’s solo show at MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome), which will travel to the MRAC (Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée), this book navigates the space between an exhibition catalogue and the artist book with juxtapositions of photographs of Nathalie Du Pasquier’s works, installation views of the show at MACRO, and extracts from texts by various writers and figures fundamental for her practice. These come together to create an extension of the exhibition itself, in a form that channels the spirit of the show: the pages become exhibition spaces embracing associations and combinations allowing for a deeper understanding and exploration of Du Pasquier’s work, and her imagination at large.

RO-SÉ offers a glimpse into the possibilities offered by Du Pasquier's oeuvre, which can be approached, interpreted, and experienced from countless perspectives. It is the very vastness and variety of her work, and her inspirations, that make its exploration—and as a result, this publication—nonexhaustive. This publication is part of an ongoing study of her career and documents her exhibition at MACRO, “Campo di Marte,” Du Pasquier’s biggest show to date which brought together over one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and cabins, from the early 1980s to present day.

  • Published: 20 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9783956796340
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 178
  • RRP: $79.99

About the author

Nathalie Du Pasquier

Nathalie Du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux (France) in 1957, she has lived in Milan since 1979. Until 1986 she worked as a designer and was a founder member of the Italian design group Memphis. She designed numerous "decorated surfaces": textiles, carpets, plastic laminates as well as some furniture and objects. In 1987 painting became her main activity. Apart from all the exhibitions with the Memphis group, she has been showing her work mainly in Hong Kong from 1989 until 2009 with Le Cadre Gallery, in Ireland with Rubicon Gallery and Fenderesky and in Italy in various places. She paints still lifes with objects and in the last years has been building abstract compositions to be represented. In 2014 she has launched a collection of clothes for American Apparel and a collection of objects and fabrics for Wrong for HAY.

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