This beautiful and comprehensive exhibition catalog explores the work of Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias.
This book surveys the broad range of Cristina Iglesias’s work from its beginnings in the mid-1980s through the present. In addition to focusing on sculptures made for museum and gallery contexts, it references Iglesias’s various and much acclaimed public pieces and an accompanying film series, the Guided Tours. This book, which includes models, drawings, and sketchbooks, traces the evolution and realization of several ambitious site-specific projects. In addition, it offers a comprehensive overview of Iglesias’s silkscreen works on both copper and cloth. Examining the substantial contribution that Iglesias has made to sculpture as a contemporary art form, both public and private, the book’s five essays focus on a variety of key subjects: Iglesias’s way of understanding sculpture as visualized thought, her use of water as a material in sculpture, her references to fine art traditions, dialogues with architecture, and public commissions.
Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Russell Ferguson is chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and adjunct curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.