Chiara Dynys’s oeuvre in a major monograph in limited edition included in a sculpture by the artist.
This volume, edited by Giorgio Verzotti, covers the oeuvre of the artist with previously unpublished essays on the notion of duality. All of the most important production of Chiara Dynys is told through the photos of still lifes and large installations in public spaces where she has been on view this past year: from the Museo Correr in Venice to MACRO in Rome and the historic Villa Reale in Monza.
The book (in Italian-English bilingual edition) is a limited special edition of 500 copies in a plexiglas slipcase made by the artist herself. The slipcase evokes the series Look at You, one of her most famous, and was conceived to exist independently from the volume as an actual sculpture: an exclusive plexiglas case with reflective surface and various colours that, thanks to the silvering that conceals a monochrome, deceives the gaze of the viewer.
Chiara Dynys was born in Mantua and works in Milan. Right from the start of her practice in the early 1990s, she has worked with two main concepts, both stemming from a single approach to reality: identifying in the world and in forms the presence and sense of anomaly, of variation, of the “threshold” that allows the mind to shift from human reality to an almost metaphysical stage.
In order to do so, she uses seemingly eclectic materials, which range from light to glass, mirrors and ceramic, welding, textiles, video and photography. Chiara Dynys has taken part in numerous solo and group shows in important public and private museums and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad.