To Whom It May Concern is a collection of Louise Bourgeois' paintings of male and female torsos paired with Gary Indiana's poetry that reflects on physicality, sexuality, and the fluid, visceral interiority of human relationships. A juxtaposition of heavy, swollen painted bodies with the poignant language of Indiana's prose.
Internationally renowned artist Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911, relocating to New York from 1938 until her death in 2010. Her catalogue meditates on the body, its connection and conflict with human condition, and the oft hidden space in between that contains memory, sexuality, and emotion. Her work appears in collections worldwide, and in 2007 she was the subject of a major travelling retrospective organised by the Tate Modern, London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Gary Indiana is an influential American writer, essayist and journalist, who came to prominence as an art critic for New York's Village Voice. Alongside satirical novels such as Resentment (1997), Three Month Fever (1999) and Depraved Indifference (2002), he has also written non-fiction on a broad range of cultural phenomena from Pasolini to Warhol.
Published by Violette Editions (Autumn 2011)
HARDCOVER, 9.2 X 12.3 IN. / 76 PAGES / 24 COLOUR illustrations