L’orso allo specchio Simone Forti

Published by Kunstverein Publishing Milan, 2020, 94 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, Italian

Price: €20

”Iʼve gathered so many books (….), all about the family. This is all washing over me like a waterfall. I canʼt figure out the genealogy, the chronology flows like currents that wind around each other at different rates. (…). And now Iʼm recognizing that Iʼm part of this tribe, this family of writers writing about our tribe.”

These sentences can be found in Simone Fortiʼs new publication, The Bear in the Mirror – a wonderful collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories.

Simone Forti dives into the (his)stories of her family and of the woollen mills they once owned, trying to put all the myths and fragments of information into some kind of perspective.

Edited by Roos Gortzak and Quinn Latimer. Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

#2020 #nerijusrimkus #quinnlatimer #simoneforti
News Animations Simone Forti

Published by Nero Editions, Rome, 2021, 232 pages (b/w ill.), 12.8 × 19.5 cm, English

Price: €25

The book is the complete collection of Simone Forti’s News Animations, one of the works that best reveal her artistic practice. The news and, more broadly, the most pressing issues of the global socio-political situation, are used to explore the potential of language, its dimensions, and its combination with dance, movements, words, images, and music. Simone Forti has always “danced” the news, it’s the way she tells them. But, above all, it’s the way she internalizes them, feels them, and processes them. Through a stream of consciousness, the artist grants voice and body to thoughts about the world, its conflicts, war, injustices, and inequalities.

The volume collects Simone Forti’s News Animations from 1980 to 2018—through the transcriptions of the performances, images, and drawings—seeking to capture their spirit, their poetic stance and, mostly, understand how they manage to describe the society and the world we live in.

#2021 #dance #neroeditions #simoneforti
Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti

Published by Project Art Centre, Dublin, 2008, 95 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24 cm, English

Price: €22

This publication is the record of the improvised collaboration between Jeremiah Day and Simone Forti. Day’s work spans photography, installation and storytelling, and employs intensive research to establish connections between himself and places of public significance; while Forti is an artist with links to the origins of postmodern dance in New York in the early 1960s, and whose practice has more recently involved poetic writing. Day studied improvisation with Forti in Los Angeles, and in 2007 the two collaborated on an exhibition at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. With essays by Fred Dewey, Tessa Giblin and Simone Forti.

#2008 #dance #freddewey #jeremiahday #simoneforti
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.

#2019 #agnesdenes #caroleeschneemann #carolrama #irmablank #joanjonas #katalinladik #kettylarocca #marialai #marisamerz #maryellensolt #miraschendel #sanjaiveković #simoneforti #tomasobinga
Angel (2nd Edition) Simone Forti

Published by BOX Editions, Los Angeles, 2018/1978, 56 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €13

Reprint of Simone Forti’s 1978 publication Angel. Originally produced as a document of a 1976 performance at Fine Arts Building, which included readings and the hologram Angel. With photos by Babette Mangolte.

#2018 #babettemangolte #dance #simoneforti
The Bear in The Mirror Simone Forti

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & Vleeshal, Middelburg, 2018, 94 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

Price: €20

”Iʼve gathered so many books (….), all about the family. This is all washing over me like a waterfall. I canʼt figure out the genealogy, the chronology flows like currents that wind around each other at different rates. (…). And now Iʼm recognizing that Iʼm part of this tribe, this family of writers writing about our tribe.”

These sentences can be found in Simone Fortiʼs new publication, The Bear in the Mirror – a wonderful collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories.

Simone Forti dives into the (his)stories of her family and of the woollen mills they once owned, trying to put all the myths and fragments of information into some kind of perspective.

Edited by Roos Gortzak and Quinn Latimer. Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

#2018 #nerijusrimkus #quinnlatimer #simoneforti #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig