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Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International

Book cover that reads Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art

This cutting-edge volume gathers together a rich array of images and writings on the 40 artists from around the globe featured in Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International. Curator Douglas Fogle provides an essay on the exhibition’s theme: the important—but continually perplexing—question of what it means to be human in the world today. In addition to essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Richard Flood, Eungie Joo, and Chus Martinez, the catalogue includes entries on each of the featured artists and writings by artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Thomas Hirschhorn, Matthew Monahan, Rivane Neuenschwander, Thomas Schütte, Andro Wekua, and Haegue Yang. The innovative book design by COMA continues the tradition of graphic experimentation in International catalogues.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 3, 2008­ to January 19, 2009.

Hardcover; 440 pages; 168 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-051-4