Not Vital: Scarch
Olivier Renaud-Clément, Giorgia von Albertini (Ed)
Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2020
‘Not Vital: SCARCH’ is a survey of sculptural architect Not Vital’s career, published on the occasion of a January 2020 exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Vital has created and installed responsive works that are integrated into habitats and communities around the globe: in the Engadine region of his native Switzerland and across Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. Edited and with texts by Olivier Renaud-Clément and Giorgia von Albertini, the book features Vital’s prose and poems, and additional essays by Akhmed Haïdara, Philip Jodidio, and Tilla Theus. The book brings together the far-flung locations where the artist’s works are situated and envisioned, and his projects and typologies are introduced by geographic groupings.