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Wim Delvoye: Cloaca - New & Improved

Delvoye, Wim, and Cameron, Dan

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ISBN 10: 909015387X / ISBN 13: 9789090153872
Published by Rectapublishers, New York, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, no dust jacket. 4to. First printing, About fine condition--tiny nicks at two corners. Published in 2001 on the occasion of Wim Delvoye's work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Text by Dan Cameron, Dieter Roelstraete, Dominique Laporte, George Bataille, Gerardo Mosquera, Peter Sloterdijk, Peter Bexte, Milan Kundera, and Salvador Dali. 148 pp. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 72882

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Title: Wim Delvoye: Cloaca - New & Improved

Publisher: Rectapublishers, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition

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Borrowing its name from the ancient sewer in Rome, Belgian conceptualist Wim Delvoye's new and improved "Cloaca" is a room-sized shit-making machine whose bowels process two meals a day, serving up a mouthful of complex themes: scatalogy and disgust, high and low culture, man as machine and vice-versa, and the inversion of art semiotics. Many of these same concerns are processed in Delvoye's other work, like the life-sized carved walnut replica of a cement truck, the wood cabinet stocked with 32 circular saw blades painted with scenes in Delft China blue, and a herd of pigs tatooed by Antwerp's finest needle-men. Feces and other anal subjects are parsed in accompanying essays by such luminaries as Milan Kundera, Gerardo Mosquera, Dan Cameron, Georges Bataille and Salvador Dali.

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Wim Delvoye was born in 1965. His work has been shown internationally, including at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Moscow Art Fair, and the 2000 Venice Biennale. He lives an works in Ghent.

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