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Not Vital: SCARCH

‘Not Vital: SCARCH’ is a survey of sculptural architect Not Vital’s career, published on the occasion of a January 2020 exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Vital has created and installed responsive works that are integrated into habitats and communities around the globe: in the Engadine region of his native Switzerland and across Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. Edited and with texts by Olivier Renaud-Clément and Giorgia von Albertini, the book features Vital’s prose and poems, and additional essays by Akhmed Haïdara, Philip Jodidio, and Tilla Theus. The book brings together the far-flung locations where the artist’s works are situated and envisioned, and his projects and typologies are introduced by geographic groupings.

Publication Details

  • Edited by Olivier Renaud-Clément and Giorgia von Albertini
  • Texts by Akhmed Haïdara, Philip Jodidio, Tilla Theus, Not Vital, and Giorgia von Albertini, with an introduction by Olivier Renaud-Clément
  • Book design: Damien Saatdjian
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 235 x 312 mm
  • 263 pages
  • 978-3-906915-50-0
  • January 2020
  • £45 / $55 / € 50