Exploding galaxies! Let’s celebrate with Yve-Alain Bois his latest book, An Oblique Autobiography: a transatlantic collection of writings where, as he discusses the work of others, Bois recounts his own intellectual trajectory.
An Oblique Autobiography – an “inventory of encounters” – gathers essays, lectures, articles, portraits, introduced in an illuminating way by Bois, who evokes the circumstances of the writing of the texts and the meeting of friends, artists and fellow art critics and theoreticians. Expect to know more about Hubert Damisch, Jacques Derrida, Martin Barré, Lygia Clark, Guy Brett, or Christian Bonnefoi, and to read unconventional thoughts about exhibition making and Francis Picabia. Maybe Bois will also tell us a bit about his forthcoming impasto project. Who knows.
[Yve-Alain Bois, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Princeton, is an art historian and curator, the cofounder of Macula with Jean Clay, the cocurator of Formless: A User’s Manual with Rosalind Krauss, the author of La Peinture comme modèle – amongst other things.]
Thanks to Amy Sillman for helping in setting this book launch up!