In the first comprehensive study of Martínez Celaya’s multifaceted process, Mary Rakow and Matthew Biro illuminate previously unaddressed aspects of the artist’s practice including his tendency to destroy his own work, his materials and his approach towards them, his literary influences, and the changes that led to pivotal moments in his career. The bookfeatures new photography, archival images, and a number of previously unpublished works. Also included are an interview by Rakow with the artist that reveals his unique practice as well as a biographical chronology, a bibliography, and an exhibition history.

Enrique Martínez Celaya is one of the most intriguing and celebrated artists to emerge from the United States in recent years. Trained as artist and physicist, his practice embraces painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. His projects frequently take the form of multi-disciplinary environments that balance images with the immediacy of the material experience, and his ideas as well as his approach are influenced by sources that range from Nordic poetry to quantum physics. His early training as a scientist and his interest in philosophy is evident in his layered work which is cerebral, emotionally direct, and deeply connected to life.

Matthew Biro is Chair and Professor in the Department of the History of Art and the University of Michigan. He is the author of Anselm Kieferand the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger(New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1998), The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin(Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), and Anselm Kiefer (London: Phaidon Press, 2013).

Mary Rakow, Ph.D., is an American novelist. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, she is the recipient of two Lannan Foundation Residencies and a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. 


Enrique Martínez Celaya

Working methods/ Métodos de trabajo
Mary Rakow, Matthew Biro
176pp./ 0x0cm./ 110il./ Hardcover

9788434313163 Castellano


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Jordi Benito (1951-2008) is known as an artist or his actions, installations and performances of an unmatched radicalism and wildness that he developed, especially in the 1970s and 1980s.

Yet in the catalogue of this exhibition, a more hidden and secret (or at least unknown) side is revealed that he developed alongside his other activities. This is his side as a designer, interior designer and creator of furniture that he made in collaboration with craftsmen from Vallès and in keeping with a family tradition, as his father was a cabinet maker.

Many of these works (bars, venue and other public places) have vanished due to the all-too-common practice of replacing something of value before the patina of time allows dust to accumulate. And yet pieces and traces do remain, especially in many private homes, like footprints in the sand, but made of wood, of granite and of steel, which this exhibition aims to display just like an archaeological find.


Jordi Benito

Interiorisme i Accionisme
V. Altaió, J. Pibernat, Beth Galí, M. Permanyer
castellano/english/català In collaboration with Arts Santa Monica. Exhibition from 19/3 to 27/4 2013
96pp./ 16.5x23.5cm./ 118il./ Paperback with flaps

9788434313170 trilingual


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During the last six years, the photographer Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) has visited libraries and archives throughout Europe and North America and gathered together images of censured text from different epochs and authors –Desiderius Erasmus, Fernando de Rojas, Francisco de Quevedo, among others.

Based on this series of images, Joan Fontcuberta presents “Deletrix”, an artistic project (an exhibition and an artist book) on censorship with the direct involvement of PEN Catalán.

“Deletrix” includes a series of images by the photographer together with texts in which writers of international renown reflect on censorship. This project, driven by PEN Catalán aspires to become a literary and artistic benchmark volume on censorship.


Contributions by Carme Arenas, Manuel Guerrero Brullet, Chenjerai Hove, Herta Müller (Nobel Prize in Literature, 2009), Emmanuel Pierrat, John Ralston Saul y Salman Rushdie.


Joan Fontcuberta was awarded the Hasselblad Prize (2013), considered as the Nobel in photography, in recognition of his entire career. His work has previously been discerned by other awards, such as the National Photography Award (1998) and the National Essay Award (2011).


Joan Fontcuberta: Deletrix

Joan Fontcuberta
català/english. Edited by Manuel Guerrero Brullet
96pp./ 23x28cm./ 44il./ Fabric cover with image affixed

9788434313255 bilingual


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