Skin in the Game

Conversations on Risk and Contention



ISBN: 9783775756136 Category:


No Going Back

Skin in the Game follows on from the acclaimed fieldwork diary, The Metabolic Museum. In this new book written in a conversational style, Clémentine Deliss expands on how artists today understand the creativity to be found in historical research collections. Questions are raised on how to work with contentious collections, the law from the perspective of Indigenous artists, and the concept of the “prototype” that defines an artist’s career. Deliss speaks with leading women artists-Ruth Buchanan, Otobong Nkanga, Collier Schorr, Rosemarie Trockel, Joëlle Tuerlincx, and Andrea Zittel-, about their moment of “skin in the game,” when they knew there was no going back, and that art practice would become their Hades and paradise in one. What was the prototype that defined their practice and that like a revenant returns over the course of an artist’s lifetime?

Additional information

Weight 392 g
Dimensions 14.4 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 25 April 2024
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Clémentine Deliss
Dimensions 14.4 x 20.9 cm
Weight 392 g


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Clémentine Deliss is an independent curator whose practice crosses the borders of contemporary art, critical anthropology and curatorial experimentation. She is internationally recognized for her seminal work on African modernism, interventionist practices, and the publishing organ Metronome. She is Honorary Global Humanities Professor of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and Associate Curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.