The Insolent Eye: Jarry in Art, 2011
Text by Marie-Claire Groeninck
72 pages, Softcover, English and French
Published by Locks Art Publications
The accompanying fully-illustrated publication to an immersive exhibition at Locks Gallery in homage to French author Alfred Jarry (1873-1907). Contemporary artists Thomas Chimes, Rebecca Horn, and William Kentridge recreate the beguiling atmosphere of Jarry's absurdist scenarios, with an historical prologue of artworks by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray. This exhibition was organized in conjunction with the 2011 PIFA Festival, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.