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Isabelle Cornaro: Part of the work is about that, the fascination with the material and the aversion to it (On Words)

Isabelle Cornaro: Part of the work is about that, the fascination with the material and the aversion to it (On Words)

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Publication Date: September 1st, 2023
Publisher:
Scheidegger and Spiess
ISBN:
9783858818713
Pages:
108
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Description

A compelling collection of interviews that sheds light on many different aspects of Isabelle Cornaro’s art and deepens the understanding of the different facets of her work.
 
Isabelle Cornaro, based in Paris and Geneva, holds degrees in art history and visual arts. She has a strong interest in experimental cinema and devotes herself to the narrative, symbolic, and economic origins of things. In her work she assumes an anthropologist-type manner to investigate people’s seemingly fixated attachment to emotionally charged, even fetishized objects, creating large stage installations and short movies.

This book is part of the new On Words series that presents conversations with contemporary women artists. Through these conversations, readers come to understand the sources from which they draw inspiration, the themes in their work, and their view of the world. Bringing together a wide range of viewpoints, the On Words series adds a new narrative to polyphonic art history as told by those who actively shape it.
 

About the Author

Sarah Burkhalter is an art historian and head of the Antenne romande of the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) in Lausanne and a member of SIK-ISEA’s board.

Julie Enckell is an art historian and a director at HEAD—Genève, where she has been the head of the Cultural Development Department since 2018.

 
 

Federica Martini is an art historian and curator and heads the Visual Arts course at EDHEA in Sierre, Switzerland. She also serves as a visiting scholar at London’s University of the Arts.