You – Works and Writings 1964-1976 Ketty La Rocca

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2018, 224 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €35

Initially, inspired by the experimental visual poetry of the mid-sixties, Ketty La Rocca critically investigated questions of communication in the age of mass media. She soon began addressing herself in her work as both an artist and a woman in a desire to find “another” language to express difference and the non-identical. She worked with collage, photography, video, text, drawing, and performance to develop a language of gestures and appropriated imagery of disempowerment. But her work was only granted the short time span of a decade’s production, during which she underwent a rapid artistic development with enormous energy and intelligence.

This book is the first international monograph on Ketty La Rocca’s works and writings. With texts by Emi Fontana, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Angelika Stepken and Ketty La Rocca

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B78 La Biennale di Venezia

Published by Electa, Milan, 1978, 250 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 24 cm, Italian

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of B78 La Biennale di Venezia: From Nature to Art From Art to Nature, 1978. Includes artists such as John Davis, Robert Owen, Ketty la Rocca, Domenico Gnoli, Giorgio Griffa, Alberto Burri, Giorgio de Chirico, Kishio Suga, Ulrich Rückriem, Lucian Fabro and more.

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The Unexpected Subject – 1978 Art And Feminism In Italy

Published by Flash Art, Milan, 2019, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 24 cm, Italian / English

Price: €33

Produced on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, from April 4 to May 26, 2019. The Unexpected Subject. 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy recounts the Seventies as a key phase in the history of Italian art of the 20th century, during which the spread of feminist thinking stimulates a new critical awareness that encourages many female artists, curators and art historians to rethink their role in society, life and art.

With works by Tomaso Binga, Irma Blank, Hanne Darboven, Agnes Denes, Chiara Diamantini, Amelia Etlinger, Maria Ferrero Gussago, Simone Forti, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Ketty La Rocca, Katalin Ladik, Maria Lai, Marisa Merz, Carol Rama, Mira Schendel, Carolee Schneemann, Eleanor Schott, Mariuccia Secol, Mary Ellen Solt, Biljana Tomić amongst others.

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Ketty La Rocca

Published by Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2003, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, German

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Ketty La Rocca, at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 6 June – 10 August, 2003.

Ketty La Rocca (1938–1976) was an important proponent of Conceptual and Body Art in Italy in the 1960s and 70s. Based on a visual poetry, she dealt radically with the sociopolitical limits of the meaning of language and images in her collages, performances and photographs. A central aspect is the examination of the bodily gesture as an “original means of communication”.

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