NICOLÁS FRANCO X, Y, Z
English / Spanish
Softcover with dust jacket, 24 x 17 cm
Patricio M. Zarate, ed.
Texts by Fernando Castro Flórez, Patricio M. Zárate, Eugenio Dittborn.
Published by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago
This first monograph on Nicolás Franco´s work is conceived to document his solo exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes held in 2012. It presents a selection of major projects by the Chilean artist: from his early works, focused on installation, video and soun to his most recent, aimed to explore the boundaries of photography and archive footage. Three essays, each of which covers a relevant aspect of Franco´s oeuvre, carefully contextualize the artworks presented here. Fernando Castro Flórez puts Franco´s practice into an art historical perspective; Patrico M. Zárate touches some artistic and ethical aspects on the (economic) value in Franco´s works; while Eugenio Dittborn deals with the socio-critical potential of Franco´s appropriation and ready-made strategies.