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Aikaterini Gegisian — Handbook of the Spontaneous Other

Aikaterini Gegisian. Image from Handbook of the Spontaneous Other (MACK, 2020). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

Composed of a series of 59 collages, in Handbook of the Spontaneous Other Aikaterini Gegisian playfully recontextualises images from popular culture that Gegisian has sourced – from pornographic magazines, tourist catalogues and National Geographic spreads – in order to subvert the way that the body, nature and pleasure have been represented in Western capitalist fantasies.

Publication Handbook of the Spontaneous Other
Artist(s) Aikaterini Gegisian
Publisher MACK

Divided into nine chapters that follow a metaphysical narrative of colour and sensation, the book ultimately seeks to locate a ‘spontaneous other’; a notion of the self and of pleasure that exist beyond the confines of popular culture and its dominant modes of representation.

In this book, Aikaterini Gegisian brings together a diverse range of found photographic material produced in Western Europe and the USA during the 1960s and 1970s.

Handbook of the Spontaneous Other (2020) by Aikaterini Gegisian published by MACK

Embossed linen hardback, 17 x 24 cm
published March 2020

ISBN 978-1-912339-69-3
€35 £30 $40

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