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Leslie Thornton: EVENT

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Leslie Thornton. EVENT. Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2018.

Texts by James Beacham, Michael Doser, Maria Fidecaro, Leslie Thornton, Thomas Zummer

120 pages

21.6 x 28cm

"The artist book Event, in which Leslie Thornton applies her technique of montaging imagery and textual material to the book medium, is published in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing by James Richards & Leslie Thornton" (Succession)

“This is the book, EVENT. Each photograph is an event, each page is an event, each individual encounter with such a book is an event. Normally we don not think about an image or a page or a book that way. In EVENT, we will, one hopes, think and feel this question, ‘What is an event'”?
Leslie Thornton

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Leslie Thornton (b. 1951) is a recognized pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics who is engaged with film, video, photography and installation. Retrospectives have been held at MoMA (New York), FemCine (Santiago), Anthology Film Archives (New York) and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her work has been widely exhibited at venues such as Documenta 12 (Kassel); MoMA PS1 (Long Island City); Centre Pompidou (Paris); the Whitney Biennial (New York); Raven Row and Rodeo Gallery (London); the New York Film Festival, Oberhausen, and Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. Thornton is in the permanent collections of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Centre Pompidou, MoMA, the Pacific Film Archives, the Walker Art Center and Jeu de paume. Recent exhibitions include Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Secession (Vienna) and Malmö Kunsthalle. Thornton lives and works in New York.

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