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If Mind Were All There Was. Nine Themes on Giuseppe Sacchi, a new artists book conceived by Victor Man on occasion of his solo exhibition “Lazarus Protocol” at the Transmission Gallery in Glasgow.
The book is a collection of texts inspired by Giuseppe Sacchi, a 17th Century Italian painter of portraits and historical subjects, who gave up art to become a Franciscan monk, and died young. No evidence of his work or further biography exists.
In the Basilica di San Francesco in Arezzo, Tuscany, a horse depicted in Piero della Francesca’s famous cycle of frescos The Legend of the True Cross (completed in 1466) bears Giuseppe Sacchi’s name on its forehead, a piece of graffiti added at an unknown date, and by unknown hands. Nine art critics, curators, writers and artists have been invited to shape a possible (unauthorized) biography, so as to reconsider the limits and possibilities of art writing.
Co-published with Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Victor Man with Andro Wekua
Hardcover, 13 x 20,5 cm