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  • Jared Pappas-Kelley

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    This is an interview discussing the book Solvent Form and was presented by author and curator Dennis Cooper who also included the book on his influential end of year list of best books of 2018.


    Balancing cleverly between states, Jared Pappas-Kelley’s new book Solvent Form considers the destruction of art and our understanding of it, as it slips between various forms both in loss, physically and metaphorically within its own creation. Looking at objects that have been lost through fire or theft, the Momart warehouse fire of 2004 and the wonderful tale of Stéphane Breitwieser’s desire for beautiful artworks, Pappas-Kelley puts forth the concept of solvent with its dual meaning where art has the possibility to undo itself and question how we consider a work that is no longer here.

    Period14 Dec 2018

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