On the occasion of the book launch Al río / To the River (Hatje Cantz, Mudam Luxembourg, 2022).
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Zoe Leonard is among the most influential artists of her generation. Her work merges photography, sculpture, and installation, balancing rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision. Al río / To the River, initiated in 2016, is a photographic project of epic scale addressing the more than one-thousand miles of river boundary shared by the United States and Mexico. Leonard approaches the river, known as Río Bravo in Mexico and Rio Grande in the United States, as a multifaceted leitmotif in which cultural, ecological, historical, social, political and economic concerns intersect. Published in two volumes, the first will feature Leonard’s photographs, while the second, edited by Tim Johnson, brings together written contributions from a remarkable group of international artists, journalists, poets and scholars. Conceived as an alternate form of circulation for the work, the publication also provides an interdisciplinary reference for people interested in the river, environmental issues, borderlands culture and contemporary border issues.
ZOE LEONARD (*1961, Liberty, New York) works in photography, sculpture and installation. Her participation in Documenta IX brought her work to international attention. She has been the subject of solo shows at MOCA—Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018), and MoMA, New York (2015). She lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas.Editor: Tim Johnson
Contributors: CJ. Alvarez, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Cecilia Ballí, Carolyn Boyd, Remijio “Primo” Carrasco, Alfredo Corchado, Yuri De la Rosa, Natalie Diaz, Dolores Dorantes, Darby English, Álvaro Enrigue, Catherine Facerias, Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Josh T Franco, Esther Gabara, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Angela Kocherga, Land Arts of the American West, Elisabeth Lebovici, Aimé Iglesias Lukin, José Rabasa, Cameron Rowland, Inocencio Lugo Ruiz, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Roberto Tejada, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Graphic Design: Joseph Logan
Publishers: Mudam Luxembourg, Hatje Cantz
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Pages: 318 pages (vol. 1) + 232 pages (vol. 2)
Dimensions: 28 x 23 cm (landscape format)
More Information: Softcover with flaps, two volumes in a slipcas