By Julie Ault
The Félix González-Torres book edited by Julie Ault consists of an overview of the homonymous New York based Cuban visual artist’s life, made of cultural and social activism and a profound artistic research about love. Flipping through the volume, images of his groundbreaking installations are accompanied by essays written by contemporary critics and artists, lectures transcriptions and writings that influenced González-Torres’ work.
Combining conceptual art and minimalism, creating a short-circuit between public and private space by literally letting the visitors take a piece of his artworks — like amassed candies and piled posters — and hanging photographic metaphors of his own life all over the city, Félix González-Torres has been more like a poet. An art visionary of his generation.
Mutina LIBRARY is a visual compendium made of all the inspirational sources that brought Mutina brand to life and shape.