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Jean-Marc Bustamante: Dead Calm


Jean-Marc Bustamante is one of France's senior artists and a major figure in the international art world. His clear, direct vision manifests itself in an almost bewildering array of material and media - photography, sculpture, painting, architectural projects and installation. His work is unified and characterised by its calm intelligence and a kind of extraordinary ordinariness that helps us see its subject - the world around us - in a new way.

This book was published to mark a major collaborative exhibition of historic and recent work by Bustamante at The Fruitmarket Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute, and an exhibition of new work at Timothy Taylor Gallery.

'Jean-Marc Bustamante: Dead Calm' illustrates Bustamante's artistic practice from the late 1970s through to 2010 and includes a range of critical essays commissioned on the occasion of the exhibition, alongside texts translated into English for the first time:

Bustamante as Photographer (Notes for an Unfinished Portrait)
Jean-Pierre Criqui

The Sculptural Turn
Penelope Curtis (Curator of the Henry Moore Institute)

A Curiously Rapt Gesture
Denys Zacharopoulos

La Maison Close
Marianne Le Pommeré

From the Museum to the Town: Establishing Places
Jean-Marc Bustamante

Luminous Mandarin
Jacinto Lageira

Jean-Marc Bustamante’s Tectonic Visions
Denis Gielen

Take Something Hot and Cool It Down
Emma Dexter

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