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The Registry of Promise
Chris Sharp (Ed.)


Over the course of a year, The Registry of Promise consisted of four interrelated exhibitions, which are represented as chapters in this book. In these chapters, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of promise, along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human. Richly illustrated with works and installation views, and an archive of previously published articles by Chris Sharp.
With: Becky Beasley, Patrick Bernatchez, Juliette Blightman, Peter Buggenhout, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Alexander Gutke, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marlie Mul, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Antoine Nessi, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Reto Pulfer, Mandla Reuter, Hans Schabus, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francisco Tropa, Andy Warhol and Anicka Yi.

Texts in English and French.

Design: Roger Willems

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Sculptures Also Die
Lorenzo Benedetti (Ed.)

Artists: Francesco Arena (Italy), Nina Beier (Denmark), Katinka Bock (Germany), Giorgio Calò Andreotta (Italy), Dario D’Aronco (Italy), N.Dash (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Manders (Netherlands), Michael E. Smith (USA), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain) and Francisco Tropa (Portugal), Oscar Tuazon (USA)

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Produced by Palazzo Strozzi Foundation

Sculptures Also Die offers a reflection on contemporary sculpture curated by Lorenzo Benedetti through new and existing work by twelve Italian and international artists who will be forging a reflection on the meaning, the potential and the New Experimental Approaches in sculpture today. Contemporary artists tend to use new forms and materials to address a broader timeSpan in on ongoing dialogue between the past and the future;yet at the sametime, the exhibition reflects on the way in Which today’s artists are so Rediscovering examined material as bronze, stone or ceramic, That Appeared to have been relegated to the Purely academic sphere.These materials are rediscovered and used in a conceptual manner to reflect on themes examined: such as the monument, the fragment, the way material wear over time, and the recovery of the recent modernist past.

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