Bodies in the Backdrop

Artist:Tobias Kaspar
Editor:Hannes Loichinger, Valérie Knoll
Year: 2012
Keyword:Artist’s Book, Exhibition Catalogue, Paperback
Publisher:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

“This book is devoted to the re-presentation and re-installation of a single artwork, Tobias Kaspar’s installation Bodies in the Backdrop, conceived as a site-specific installation. Kaspar worked with material from Peggy Guggenheim’s autobiography Confessions of an Art Addict and photographs taken at Guggenheim’s palazzo in Venice in 2011. The body of work referred to the self-portrayal of a collector and the entanglement with personal relations in the process of building a collection: love and money. In turn the publication consists of fragmented texts and images used in the exhibition. Focusing on Marie Antoinette’s so-called “breast bowl” a second essay by Elisabeth Lebovici opens the narration of the publication.” (Hannes Loichinger)