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Rita Ackermann: Mama

Rita Ackermann’s vibrant, large-scale ‘Mama’ paintings layer drawings with applications and scrapings of impasto and oil stick, expressing complex histories and emotions. The immersive nature of the ‘Mama’ suite is fully illustrated and expressed in this book, with a critical essay by Gianni Jetzer that explores and contextualizes Rita’s evolution as an artist and the significance of the ‘Mama’ works, complementing filmmaker Harmony Korine’s fake interview with Ackermann and a tribute to the artist by Scott Griffin. The importance of Ackermann’s drawings in her painting practice is elucidated in a poem by the artist and seen in the book’s robust plate section, which features all of the ‘Mama’ paintings made to date.

Publication Details

  • Texts by Gianni Jetzer, Harmony Korine, Scott Griffin, and Rita Ackermann
  • Book design by American Art Catalogues
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 178 pages
  • 254 × 286 mm
  • 978-3-906915-59-3
  • £40, $50, €45, 48 CHF, 423 HKD