Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel (hardback)
"Since her untimely death in 1981 at the age of 23, Francesca Woodman has become something of a cult figure, inspiring a trail of young photographers and being selected for biennials and museum shows. The first monograph to document her work reproduces 250 pictures - many new discoveries - and excerpts form her journals." —Art Review
Her production includes several self-portraits, using herself and her friends as models. The figures are often placed behind furniture and other interior elements; occasionally, the images are blurred in such a way that their identity is hidden from the viewer. The intimate nature of the subject matter is enhanced by the small formats.
Woodman worked in unusual settings such as derelict buildings, using mirrors and glass to evoke surrealist and occasionally claustrophobic moods. Moderna Museet will present some hundred photographs by Francesca Woodman, with a selection from the series and themes she explored.
Moderna Museet produced this beautiful art book containing an extensive compilation of Francesa Woodman's photography, to show her work in in context and expand the perspective on her oeuvre to the public. This book accompanied the exhibition titled Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel shown at the Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden in 2016/17.
17.9 x 23.2 x 2.5 cm
232pp, Illustrated in black and white throughout
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Anna Tellgren, Francesca Woodman