Solange Pessoa is the first comprehensive English-language monograph on the seminal Brazilian artist. Pessoa’s sculptural work, which often mobilizes materials like human hair, leather, wax and animal blood, evokes issues related to human and animal bodies, vacillates between beauty and abjection and forges formal connections between indigenous Brazilian traditions and international postminimal art. The book surveys work from throughout Pessoa’s career, from her beginnings in the late 1980s through to the present, with selections from the artist’s sketchbooks and archives.
With texts by international scholars Alex Bacon, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, and Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira, plus an interview with Pessoa by Liz Munsell.
Hardcover; 432 pages
Circle Books, 2020
8 x 10 inches