Minutes: Work by Christine Hill

Minutes: Work by Christine Hill

Hardcover(Bilingual)

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Overview

In the summer and fall of 2007, the American artist Christine Hill exhibited her installation work, "Minutes," at the Venice Biennale Arsenale to critical acclaim. Hill, who has been splitting time between New York and Berlin since 1992, is known for creating the Volksboutique workshop, a second-hand shop-cum-social-sculpture that has been invited to participate in many important international exhibitions, including Documenta X in 1997. This catalogue, produced to accompany the Biennale exhibition, is beautifully designed to recall Hill's Moleskine appointment calendar. Replete with installation and "product" shots, it also documents the passage of time from March 2006, when she learned she had been invited to participate, to March 2007, when the work and book needed to be done. Interspersed with texts by Rick Moody, Shelley Jackson and Hill herself, the layout details everything on the artist's agenda-from deadlines, to meetings, to private appointments at the beauty salon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783775720441
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christine Hill was born in 1968 in Binghamton, New York. After studying art in Baltimore she moved to Berlin in the early 90s. Her concept of an "everyday job as artistic activity" has led her to work as a tour guide, a TV talk show host, a masseuse, a waitress, the lead singer in the German rock band Bindemittel, and the shopkeeper of Volksboutique, a franchise of which was installed at Documenta 10. Solo installations of her work have appeared at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, the Kunsthalle Bern and the Cleveland Contemporary Art Center. In 1997 Hill moved to Brooklyn, where her main office is now located.

Christine Hill was born in 1968 in Binghamton, New York. After studying art in Baltimore she moved to Berlin in the early 90s. Her concept of an "everyday job as artistic activity" has led her to work as a tour guide, a TV talk show host, a masseuse, a waitress, the lead singer in the German rock band Bindemittel, and the shopkeeper of Volksboutique, a franchise of which was installed at Documenta 10. Solo installations of her work have appeared at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, the Kunsthalle Bern and the Cleveland Contemporary Art Center. In 1997 Hill moved to Brooklyn, where her main office is now located.

"Rick Moody is the author of numerous books of fiction, including The Ice Storm, Purple America, Demonology and, most recently, The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions. He has received the Aga Khan Prize and the Addison Metcalf Award, among other honors."

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