Jens Hoffmann, Kelly Taxter, Milan, 2016.
Hardcover, 208 pp., Color illus. throughout.
This first comprehensive monograph details over ten years of work by Brazilian, New York-based artist, Valeska Soares (b. 1957, Belo Horizonte). This profusely illustrated volume provides an immersion into the highly diverse practice of the artist. An essay by Jens Hoffmann and a conversation between the artist and Kelly Taxter discuss her often challenging installations, wall works, and environments. Soares employs objects as metaphors, revealing an acute interest in the many ways the subjective perception of time and the power of language affect people's appreciation of things, change, process, span, movement — of the very experience of being alive.
English / Portuguese