Distributed for Renaissance Society
For his solo U.S. museum debut at The Society in 2000, Grand exhibited two large works, each of which paired a piece of technology with a tangled mass of hundreds of irregular, wooden loops that he hand-carved from tree branches. Grand's juxtaposition of hand-crafted object and technological ready-made suggests a range of relationships between art and technology, nature and culture. This elegant book features numerous full-page reproductions of both The Renaissance Society installation and Grand's earlier related works.
The catalogue essay by French critic and curator, Corinne Diserens, traces the formal and methodological development of Grand's work from1986, when he gave up working with wood, until his return to the material 15 years later.
60 pages | 10 color plates, 13 halftones | 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2002
Art: Art--General Studies