As Bianca Baldi's publication Play-White sits amidst her recent video work of the same title and a newly commissioned series of textile works, the artist stages ideas around the complicated act of passing. Combining personal stories and literary characters, in a study of radical transgressions, camouflage, unspoken sadness and survival, Baldi draws on historical and zoomorphic research to present a compelling meditation on perception, embodiment, self-presentation, and the aesthetic thresholds of identity.
Bianca Baldi, Play-White. With contributions by Bianca Baldi, Mika Conradie, Shoniqua Roach, Kate Strain, Pieternel Vermoortel, Amy Watson, and others; English-German translation by Anna-Sophie Springer; and design by Katharina Tauer & Wolfgang Hückel in collaboration with K. Verlag.
English (with English/German introductory essay)
ca. 176 pages
14 × 21 cm
B/w & full-color images
Softcover, thread-sewn with dust jacket
The publication is produced in conjunction with Baldi’s exhibition Cameo at Grazer Kunstverein (16 April – 13 June 2021), which is co-produced by Grazer Kunstverein and Netwerk Aalst, with additional support from the Hessische Kulturstiftung and Flanders State of the art.
Forthcoming in July 2021 – available for pre-order