John Bock: Gribbohm
Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108471
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Artist's book by John Bock. Includes an English translation. Unpaginated (116 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 11-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches.
From the publisher: "An ascending star on the international art scene, John Bock's stage-like walk-in sculptures--constructed from fabrics and junk--form the backdrop for his lavish semi-theatrical and semi-improvised performances. Referencing everything from rural life to various half-baked philosophies to the Vienna Actionists--a key influence on Bock--Bock's performances blend topic fragments from the sciences, arts and the everyday into a volatile and enthralling mixture. The focus here is on the complex relationships between art and the social and between the social and the individual. Laid out in striking collage fashion, John Bock: Gribbohm traces 12 of Bock's ''lectures''--as he terms his performances--with copious illustrations and text by this artist who attempts to make sense of this world by creating one of his own devising."