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Survival of the Idea

Damián Ortega
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For this publication, Mexican artist Damián Ortega (Mexico City, 1967) has put together a selection of drawings that he uses to plan his sculptures and their installation in space. These drawings and designs are gathered together under the title Supervivencia de la Idea (Survival of the Idea), suggesting that for Damián Ortega the medium of drawing —in this case, particularly the designs for monumental scenarios— is as important as the realized works, if not more so. In these drawings the work is made public and simultaneously declared almost as if copyrighted by the artist. This selection of drawings, spanning from 1991 to 2007, offers a retrospective survey of the development and conception of previous projects, as well as documents an archive of ideas for future execution.

 

$700 pesos

 

edited by friedrich meschede
texts by friedrich meschede and damián ortega

 

hatje cantz verlag, 2007
ostfildern, germany
english and spanish
126 pages
softcover
22.5 x 31 cm
isbn: 9783775720755


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