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Adrian Ghenie : Darwin's Room, Paperback / softback Book

Adrian Ghenie : Darwin's Room Paperback / softback


At this year's Venice Biennale, the Romanian Pavilion in the Giardini showcases Darwin's Room, an exhibition of paintings by Adrian Ghenie.

The title refers not only to a recent series of superb portraits of (and self-portraits as) the great British naturalist, but also to Ghenie's exploration of twentieth-century history as an "evolutionary laboratory," with the seminal ideologies as "species" fighting for survival-a fascinating interweaving of past and future histories.

In just a few years, Ghenie has developed a unique artistic language, combining a spontaneous, sensual, multilayered "joie de peindre" with a keen reflection on how the contemporary is shaped by memory and desire.

This handsome book assembles all paintings presented in Venice and a wealth of essays and interviews that underline Ghenie's standing as one of the most significant painters of his generation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9783775740135



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