The volume that accompanies this show by Christian Holstad looks like a big bible: the soft, flexible black leather cover is printed with gilt lettering, and an oblong silk bookmark flows out of the binding like a stream of blood. In addition to the other works in the show, the book reproduces the twelve graphite and gold-leaf drawings on newspaper that make up the thematic core of his project in Modena, the American artist’s first solo exhibition: twelve Stations of the Cross that can be read as both an introspective story of ascents and falls, and as contemporary American society’s journey to Golgotha. Inside, a conversation between the curators—Vettese and Farronato—and the texts by critics retrace the artist’s career, discussing the themes in his work.
Pages: 74 p.
Language: English / Italian
Dimensions (Height x Width): 31.5 x 22.5 cm
Price: € 30,00