Marta Minujín : el partenón de libros prohibidos = The parthenon of forbidden books : documenta 14 Kassel / [edición = edition : Alvaro Rufiner ; textos : Soledad Vallejo]
- Other Title:
- Parthenon of forbidden books
Partenón de libros prohibidos
- 1a. edición bilingüe.
- [Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires] : axp, .
- Conference Name:
- Documenta (Exhibition) (14th : 2017 : Kassel, Germany; Athens, Greece)
165 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
- Minujin, Marta, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Minujin, Marta, 1943- -- Exhibitions.
Books in art.
Installations (Art) -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
- Texts in Spanish and English.
- Documents the major installation that Marta Minujín created for documenta 14. Initially constructed in 1983 by Minujín from copies of books banned by the military dictatorship in her native Argentina, this new version is the largest work in documnta's history, a full-scale model of the Parthenon, that stands outside the main Documenta buildings on Friedrichsplatz, Kessel, Germany. According to the artist, the form of the Parthenon was chosen because it symbolizes "the aesthetic and political ideals of the first democracy of the world". Its meaning also extends to the place, because it is the Friedrichsplatz, where 200 books were burned in 1933 during the campaign led by Hitler university students called "Action against the anti-German spirit." This intervention is the second version of an installation entitled El Partenón de libros, set up in Argentina in 1983 after the fall of the civic-military dictatorship of the self-styled "Process of National Reorganization". The installation was intended to celebrate the new intellectual and democratic freedom by presenting the same books that had been banned by the dictatorship. The books were redistributed to the the public and wiith this action, the artist seeks to express the ephemeral status of this work. The work of Minujín has the same dimensions as the Parthenon of Athens. The books that cover it were donated by people and publishers from different parts of the world. The artist was transported in an elevator to the top of the book temple, where she posted a copy of Mrs. Stone's Roman Spring, by the American writer Tennessee Williams.
- Entrevistas = Interviews
Correo = Mail
Cronología de arte efímero = Chronology of ephemeral art
Pre historia, Buenos Aires 1983 = Pre history, Buenos Aires 1983
Atenas, Grecia, 2017
Kassel, Alemania, 2017
Construcción = Building
Obra = Work
Deconstrucción = Deconstruction
Prensa = Press
Libros prohibidos, fragmento = Forbidden books, fragment.
- Vallejo, Soledad, writer of added commentary.
Rufiner, Álvaro, editor.
- Container of: Minujin, Marta, 1943-. Works. Selections.
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