X, Y, Z (2013)
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 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.