Marcel Broodthaers
Collected Writings
Gloria Moure


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This fully illustrated collection of Broodthaers’ writings presents his early poetry in a comprehensive selection of statements and critical essays—some unpublished while others were originally published in newspapers and art magazines and are here collected for the very first time. All of this, together with his so-called open letters, interviews, preparatory notes, and scripts, introduces us to his solid thinking on politics, economics, nationalism, publicity, institutional politics, and culture.

Contemporary Art, Monograph
Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels, 1924-1976), a poet before becoming an artist in 1964, was a pioneer of intermedia and site-specific installation art but above all an in-depth theorist who ranged widely over the visual arts in his writings. Broodthaers’ work is widely recognized for its movement and combination of mediums: performance, film, text-based work, etc. Often overlooked, his artworks include genuine research into the nature of language, giving a conceptual continuity to all his practice. The essay that serve as the book’s introduction written by Gloria Moure (editor of this volume) examines the artist’s approach in relation to the linguistic turn in art practices of the 1960s, and its legacy in contemporary art.

Gloria Moure is a renowned freelance curator and editor. Over the last ten years, she has curated exhibitions and edited referential monographs on key contemporary artists, such us Sigmar Polke, Gordon Matta-Clark, Dan Graham, Marcel Broodthaers, and Michael Snow.

512 pages, 317 illustrations
Hardback, 21x25 cm
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2009
ISBN 9788434312876