Cathy Josefowitz

Auteurs: Ludovic Delalande, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel & Elise Lammer
Editeurs: Mousse Publishing (2020)

Broché: 288 pages
Langue: Français/Anglais, English/French
ISBN13: 978-88-6749-404-0

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Retrospective monograph documenting the exceptional yet little-known journey of Cathy Josefowitz (1956-2014), painter, designer, dancer and musician.
“Josefowitz used painting to give body to those with more unsung existences, turning them into new heroes. The representation of these other bodies—female, non-human and black—allowed her to treat the essential themes that run throughout her work: marginality, power play, and the violence that goes with it. She also took pains, in the footsteps of an artist like Francis Bacon, to present bodies that are sick, deformed, giving birth or eating.”—Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
The richly illustrated volume offers the occasion to discover a singular yet little-known body of work on the borders of the art world. The practice of the late American-born, Swiss-based artist Cathy Josefowitz (1956–2014), constructed through painting, dance, drawing, and music, focused on a research into the figure of Other, their body, feelings, spirituality, suffering, and ecstasy—resonating with current discourses around a return to figuration; otherness; gender and the body.
Monographie rétrospective retraçant le parcours d’exception d’une figure méconnue du monde de l’art: Cathy Josefowitz (1956-2014), peintre, dessinatrice, danseuse et musicienne.
Ce volume richement illustré offre l’occasion de découvrir un corpus à la fois singulier et peu connu, aux frontières du monde de l’art. La pratique de l’artiste suisse Cathy Josefowitz (1956-2014), à travers la peinture, la danse, le dessin et la musique, s’est concentrée sur une recherche autour la figure de l’Autre : son corps, ses sentiments, sa spiritualité, sa souffrance et son extase, et résonne avec les pensées actuelles autour du retour à la figuration, de l’altérité, du genre et du corps.