Emilo Lopez-Menchero: Trying

Hans Theys, Koen van Synghel, Luk Lambrecht

'Trying' is a retrospective publication about the oeuvre of Spanish artist Lopez Menchero, focussing on his artistic practice of the past 25 years. Between 2000 and 2002, the work of Belgian born Lopez Menchero was included in solo and group presentations in major Belgian institutions like Middelheim Museum, M HKA, CC Strombeek, D'Hondt-Dhaenens and S.M.A.K. By implication, these and other experiences motivated creating this book, which serves as a printed memory that documents and illustrates a selection of exhibitions, artistic realisations and public performances. Conceptually, the book is based on a statement by which Lopez considers each of his actions a test against reality, an 'attempt'. Within this context the title of each project in the book is consequently preceded by the prefx 'Trying to -'; 'Trying to situate', 'Trying to light up', 'Trying to question'. By trying to infltrate daily context, Lopez Menchero aims to generate new situations, confront with reality and contemplate on the meaning of art.

ISBN-13: 9789492321527

320 pagina's, 850 illustraties in kleur, 297 × 21 cm, hardcover, Engels/Frans/Nederlands

MER Paper Kunsthalle, 2017
€ 45.00