Coming Soon Reader
Published by NERO, Rome and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2018)
The fetish for the “now” and the false urgency of the contemporary reward instant gratification at the expense of the laborious and the longer term, leaving little space for reflection, retraction, failure, or even a wasted afternoon. Yet value appreciates in time—how do you choose to spend it? A result of condensed research across Italy during a residency hosted by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, this reader serves as a resource rather than a document.
The bilingual book published on the occasion of the exhibition Coming Soon at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents insight into each exhibiting artists’ practice through a collection of images that partially refer to the gallery installation. The setting for this visual material is a compilation of invited works of political theory, noir fiction, and sociological analysis expressed in scholarly, epistolary, and diaristic form. These texts, republished from sources dating from 1974 to 2017, by Sonja Dahl, Ida Danewid, Giorgio De Maria, Claire Fontaine, and Simone Forti, develop different threads of research on the production of temporality, today. Along with new essays by the curators, an introduction by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, and prefaced by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, this reader serves to expand the calendar dates of the exhibition, and deepen the critical engagement with the artists whose work it features.
My essay for this reader, “Working a Double Shift: The Biopolitics of Hormonal Time” was also featured in Nero On Theory magazine in its Italian translation.
Format: 12 x 18 cm
Edition of 500 copies
Editor: Kari Rittenbach
Design: Simone Bastianelli, Bianca Fabbri, Jessica Gaudino
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