Guy de Cointet

Tempo rubato

This richly illustrated catalogue that includes essays by Magalí Arriola, Jay Sanders and Marie de Brugerolle, presents a retrospective view of the life and work of this French artist, who after emigrating to the United States in 1965, came in contact with a variety of artistic movements including abstraction, Minimalism and Conceptualism.

Guy de Cointet’s oeuvre, which includes drawings, publications, performance and film, intersects many of these areas of investigation, being at once performative, conceptual, minimalist, abstract and inspired by historic events, popular culture and mass media.

Based on codes, ciphers, language, word, and image, de Cointet’s work captured the essence of a foreigner’s experience, one in which language could be at once an image and a code to be deciphered.

This publication includes a facsimile of the script for IGLU, a play he wrote in 1977, and its translation to Spanish.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Guy de Cointet: Tempo rubato at Fundación/Colección Jumex, 3 December 2012 – 14 February 2013.

English and Spanish text.

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