Por esto estamos aquí (This is why we are here)
Title: Por esto estamos aquí (This is why we are here)
Author: David Hammons.
Number of pages: 91.
Availability: In stock
This book was translated by Abraham Cruzvillegas from the reading of the texts aloud. It brings together the essays that Tom Finkelpearl, Alanna Heiss, Kellie Jones and Robert Farris Thompson wrote for the catalog of the artist’s 1991 retrospective, as well as a short text by Lynne Cooke and an interview with Hammons by Louise Neri, published in Parkett magazine in 1992. David Hammons is an African American artist, primarily known for doing things on the streets around Brooklyn and Harlem, New York, who places himself at a point between Arte Povera and Marcel Duchamp. Hammons creates his work from the waste and detritus of African American community life, such as chicken wings, Night Train liquor bottles, locks of curly hair, corcholatas, etc. His ingenious and refined sculptures, as well as his installations, performances, and body impressions, are nourished by his critical view of racism and cultural stereotypes.