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MIRIAM CAHN

I AS HUMAN

Distributed for Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

MIRIAM CAHN

I AS HUMAN

A rebel and feminist, the Switzerland-born Miriam Cahn is one of the major artists of her generation. Widely known for her drawings and paintings, she also experiments with photography, moving images, sculptures, and performance art. Cahn’s diverse body of work is disturbing and dreamlike, filled with striking human figures pulsing with an energy both passionate and violent. These pieces, along with Cahn’s reflections on artistic expression, have always responded to her contemporary moment. In the 1980s, her work addressed the feminist, peace, and environmental movements, while the work she produced in the 1990s and early 2000s contains allusions to the war in the former Yugoslavia, the conflict in the Middle East, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Her recent production tackles ever-evolving political conflicts, engaging with the European refugee crisis and the “#metoo” movement.

Miriam Cahn: I as Human examines different facets of the artist’s prolific and troubling oeuvre, featuring contributions from art historians, critics, and philosophers including Kathleen Bühler, Paul B. Preciado, Elisabeth Lebovici, Adam Szymczyk, Natalia Sielewicz and .
 

248 pages | 48 color plates, 18 halftones | 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2019

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Preface—Joanna Mytkowska, Manuel Borja-Villel, Bernhard Spies & Nina Zimmer

Introduction—Marta Dziewanska

I. SELECTED WORKS: MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN

II. ESSAYS

Miriam Cahn: Declaring War—Kathleen Bühler

Documents of a Journey—Adam Szymczyk

The “It” in the “I”: Miriam Cahn and the Confessions of an Impersonal Subject—Natalia Sielewicz

The Writing of Women’s Bodies—Rita Segato

Intensities—Jakub Momro

Beautiful Documents of Helplessness—Éric de Chassey

“In My Work, Each Day Is Important”: Conversation with Miriam Cahn— Patricia Falguières, Élisabeth Lebovici & Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

In the Meantime: Thinking with Miriam Cahn for a Retrospective Exhibition—Ana Ara & Fernando López

Transuranic Flesh—Paul B. Preciado

Stone-Words, Stone-Images: Memoirs from a (Mad)House—Marta Dziewanska

III. MIRIAM CAHN, MOUNTAINS, TOWNS, PLANTS, ANIMALS, DRAWING, PAITNING, PHOTOGRAPHY, I MYSELF 15–18.03.2000

List of Works and Photo Credits

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