México, D.F: Troconi-Letayf & Campbell, 2020. Walnut box container showing an original book burned by the artist, protected with an acrylic cover. Contents: 12 photographs numbered and signed by the artist in archival quality digital print on Natural Rag Entry paper of 290 grams of MOAB, 100% cotton, in a size of 36 x 25 cm. 1 book with texts by the author and photos that document the text itself and the action, bound in cartoné with seams for loose sheets. 1 evidence bag with the burned book ashes. 1 metal box with a USB stick that shows the action of the burning books. Item #113900
SIGNED AND LIMITED EDITION OF 20 COPIES. Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) Internationally recognized as one of the most lucid exponents of photography as creator, teacher, critic, curator of exhibitions and historian, Fontcuberta is a visiting professor at universities in Spain, France, Great Britain and the United States. He is a regular contributor to specialized publications from around the world and author of a dozen history books and essays indispensable for contemporary art. In his new project Fahrenheit 451, Fontcuberta aspires to participate, from the frontlines of art, in this dissolution of frontiers, paying homage to books based on various manifestations of intolerance and barbarism, in the United States and many other countries, from a supine paradox: “burning books which deal, precisely, with burning books. To this end, I assembled as many copies of Bradbury’s novel as I can, in a vast plurality of different editions and languages, which reveal its ecumenical and popular condition”.