Who Am I? What Am I? Where Am I?
Texts by Nicolás Guagnini, Aura Rosenberg
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany
From the Publisher: All children like to dress up: slipping into costumes and putting on masks—all ways to test one’s identity. In each of the seventy photographs in her art project Who Am I, What Am I, Where Am I? Aura Rosenberg (*1949 in New York), who commutes between her home town and Berlin, works with a child and another artist. These three work together to produce, in a playful way, the individual portrait. While for children play is a way to learn, art sometimes presents adults with a renewed opportunity to play. An artist’s identity is often transported by his or her works. In these portraits, not only did the children get a different glimpse of themselves, many of the participating artists came away with a renewed sense of play.
Artists featured (selection):
John Baldessari, Coco Fusco, Rainer Ganahl, Dan Graham, Skuta Helgason, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Matt Mullican, Vic Muniz, Tony Oursler, Jim Shaw, James Siena, Laurie Simmons, Kiki Smith, Haim Steinbach