Lili Reynaud-Dewar


The first and much anticipated monograph on the groundbreaking work of one of today’s most celebrated multimedia artists.

By Élisabeth Lebovici, Diedrich Diederichsen and Monika Szewczyk.

French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar creates environments and situations in which she uses her own body to examine the dual experience of vulnerability and empowerment that results from acts of exposing oneself to the world. Evolving through a range of media such as performance, video, installation, sound, and literature, her work considers the fluid border between public and private space, challenging conventions related to the body, sexuality, power relations, and institutional spaces. This is the first book to document her remarkable career.

In the interview Élisabeth Lebovici discusses with the artist her influences and sources of inspirations and how these are deployed within her practice. In his Survey text Diedrich Diederichsen traces a comprehensive picture of how Reynaud-Dewar’s art evolved over the years, from her early performance works, to her sculptures and collages, up to her collaborative projects. In the Focus, Monika Szewczyk explores Reynaud-Dewar’s project of mapping the exhibiting spaces into which she is invited by staging and filming solitary dance performances.

Paperback with dust cover.

Publisher: Phaidon Press LTD

Pages: 160

ISBN: 9780714873374