November 5, 2002 - Tema celeste - book and limited edition work by Andrea Zittel
November 5, 2002

book and limited edition work by Andrea Zittel

tema celeste editions

TEMA CELESTE EDITIONS DEBUTS WITH BOOK AND LIMITED EDITION WORK BY ANDREA ZITTEL

November 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Red Dot,

140 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

The artist will be present for the book signing

Andrea Zittels book and limited-edition work mark the debut of tema celeste editions: an innovative series of monographs, simply titled diary, in which contemporary artists use the model of a personal diary to interweave tales and conversation about their artistic practice. The reader is allowed to voyage through the thoughts and sensibilities of each artist, experiencing an original way of looking at their work. To celebrate the publication of each diary, the artist also creates a special limited edition work.

In diary #01 Zittel, who was born and raised in Southern California, recounts her journey, both actual and intellectual, through the desert of her native region in search of experimental habitable systems. The tale unfolds with photographs shot by the artist at the most fascinating and expressive sites in the California desert, alternating with spreads of Zittels work, from the creation of a cement island in the Scandinavian sea, over two years in the making, to her experiments with food and the places and ways in which might be prepared. In the volumes final section, a conversation between Zittel and her friend and fellow artist Allan McCollum draws out the fundamental themes of her career.

To celebrate the publication of diary #01, Andrea Zittel has created a limited edition work titled A-Z 2002 Homestead Unit, a scale model of one of her life-size habitations. The original pioneering spirit considered autonomy and self-sufficiency as prerequisites of personal freedom. At A-Z West, we are investigating how such perceptions of freedom have been re-adapted for contemporary living, says the artist.

tema celeste editions is an initiative of Gabrius (www.gabrius.com), the art multimedia group specializing in providing products and services to the world of art and finance, which issues the contemporary art magazine tema celeste.

The diary series is conceived and edited by tema celeste s editor-in-chief, Simona Vendrame, while the limited edition works are conceived and produced by Michael Steinberg.

Gabrius

400 Madison Avenue, Suite 7D, New York, NY 10017 USA Tel. +1 212 813.3311

Piazza Borromeo 10, 20123 Milano, Italy Tel. +39 02 80651742

info@temacelesteditions.com

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