December 3, 2006 - Veenman Publishers - Rita Roos. Critique
December 3, 2006

Rita Roos. Critique

Rita Roos. Critique
Edited by Anders Kreuger and Nina Roos
Published and distributed by Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN 9086900399

For orders, please contact:

Veenman Publishers/Gijs Stork
Sevillaweg 140
NL-3047 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
tel. 31 10 2453333
fax. 31 10 2453344

www.veenmanpublishers.com

Ten years ago today Rita Roos hastily and unexpectedly passed away. She was one of Scandinavias finest art critics, writing for the Swedish-language daily Hufvudstadsbladet in Helsinki and Siksi. The Nordic Art Review.

To celebrate the memory of a beloved sister, close friend and admired colleague, Finnish artist Nina Roos and Swedish curator Anders Kreuger now publish a selection of Rita Rooss reviews, features and catalogue essays. The book Rita Roos. Critique contains 50 of her texts in the original Swedish and in English translations. It is distributed worldwide by Veenman Publishers in Rotterdam.
Rita Roos. Critique shows how art writing can be a form of continuous thinking. Rita Roos interrogates ideas that are important to her, among them Lacans and Lyotards insights, and elaborates them in direct encounters with works of art. Her readers get to experience an unusually close dialogue between writing and art; between the writer, her observations and their expansion in thought. Rita Rooss penetrating and uncompromising texts convey with great precision how meaning is created in art.

The editors have arranged a selection of Rita Rooss writing as an open circuit, with fragments of the texts serving as chapter headings. The book includes critical appraisals of many leading Scandinavian artists, as well as perceptive texts about internationally well-known artists such as Gerhard Richter, Mary Kelly or Francesca Woodman. It focuses on areas of special importance to Rita Roos, which might be formulated like this: image, voice, method, world, boundary, transgression, verticality.

The publishing of Rita Roos. Critique was supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Trondheim Art Academy.

For orders, please contact:

Veenman Publishers/Gijs Stork
Sevillaweg 140
NL-3047 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
tel. 31 10 2453333
fax. 31 10 2453344

www.veenmanpublishers.com

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