CURA.

MAAIKE SCHOOREL — ELEMENTO

Language: EN
Dimension: 210 x 300 mm
Colour
Pages: 80
Hardcover

ISBN 978-88-99776-00-8

Edition of 299 copies
Year: 2016

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The book “Elemento,” published by CURA. BOOKS, presents the new body of pictorial works produced by Maaike Schoorel in 2016. The publication is introduced by a set of photographic archive images representing the formal and iconographic sources of the paintings, which are then shown in a chromatic sequence highlighting the artist’s deep research on colors, light and space. The installation views of Schoorel’s recent exhibitions, presented at Fondazione Memmo in Rome and in the frame of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, show the multifaceted relationships between the works and the spaces where they are installed. Texts by Jens Hoffmann (Maaike Schoorel: Inside the Visible) and Alessandro Rabottini (Carving Memories: Photography and Gesture in Maaike Schoorel’s Paintings) are thorough analyses of the artist’s practice and research. Hoffmann focuses on the “delicate line between representation and abstraction” in Schoorel’s works, highlighting their originality as well as their historical references, particularly in Dutch masters art. Rabottini writes about the “visual traces” vibrating in the artist’s paintings, where the fascinating dialectic between memory and reduction, distance and mediation creates new visual experiences.

CREDITS:
Editor: Ilaria Marotta
Authors: Jens Hoffmann and Alessandro Rabottini
Editorial Coordination: Costanza Paissan
Design: Walter Santomauro
This book was made possible by the generous support of
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rome; de Akademie van kunsten / KNAW, Amsterdam; Maureen Paley, London; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam

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