Angela Detanico / Rafael Lain
Edited by Michael Asbury and Garo Keheyan
Essay by Michael Asbury
Interview by Isobel Whitelegg

Price: €25.00
ISBN: 978-9963-9199-3-2
Pages: 168
Binding: Softbound with matt lamination
Illustrations: 60 colour, 64 black & white
Dimensions: 23cm x 17cm
Languages: English


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Angela Detanico/Rafael Lain is a 168-page book published in 2007 following an exhibition titled “After Utopia” at the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art in October/November 2006 curated by Michael Asbury. Working within the interstices of fine art and graphic design, Brazilian artists Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain have developed a practice based on the playful displacement of meaning. They do this via the language of the information age, but their wit allows them to avoid sole reliance on the complexity of technological means. Instead they make use of simple procedures in order to produce powerful visual poetics. In their interweaving of form and content, which strongly relies on language, they evoke the legacy of concrete art; however, their poetic approach owes nothing to nostalgia as it draws on irony and irreverence while the complexity of issues that it evokes relate undoubtedly to our contemporary world.

Angela Detanico/Rafael Lain was edited by Michael Asbury and Garo Keheyan and designed by the artists themselves. It includes the essay “After utopia: art in the age of information technology” by Michael Asbury, an interview of the artists by Isobel Whitelegg and a foreword by Garo Keheyan. The book presents an extensive selection of the artists’ work with 113 colour and black & white illustrations.