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Dedicated to Life - Seth Price


Published by Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin on the occasion of the exhibition “Dedicated to Life” September, 2020

Conceived as a cryptograph to Seth Price’s 2020 exhibition of the same name at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, the bricolage of texts assembled as Dedicated to Life maintains an independent vigor that corroborates the potential of works, torn from their roots, for new and unexpected growths. Spanning drawing, prose poetry, memoir, performance transcription, diaristic indexing, and writings on art, the book’s sequence of reproduced
and newly published writings forms a fractured composite where verse and criticism both bolster and cast doubt upon one another. The polyphonic voices at play slip from maimed affectations and patois—even broaching scatological humor—to detached criticality, vacillating between popular and macrocosmic perspectives to achieve a deterritorialized
closeness that satirizes while celebrating. Price tackles subjects from visual culture and music to shamanism and magic, perched on the frontier of contemporary life with a lighthearted, yet trenchant erudition that borders on cultural anthropology.

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, 2020
Softcover, 180pp
230 x 150mm 

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