This prestigious monograph is dedicated to the work of Wim Delvoye. Published in conjunction with the Paris exhibition Wim Delvoye at the Louvre, it offers a complete overview of one of the central figures in contemporary art. In the spirit of Delvoyes work, it explores the most surprising polarities, playfully and unhesitatingly crossing the sublime with the everyday. The cover was designed and executed by the artist expressly for this edition.
“Wim Delvoye, Intropective” includes contributions by a number of important figures, including Adrian Dannatt, Bernard Marcadé, Dirk Snauwaert and Bart Verschaffel, providing a range of analyses and interpretations. Adrian Dannatt, a long-time friend, and Dirk Snauwaert offer insightful and personal perspectives on Delvoye’s life and oeuvre. French art critic Bernard Marcadé approaches Delvoyes work through some of the artists remarkable themes, such as proliferation, barbarism, pragmatic utopianism and tactical conformity. The Belgian philosopher Bart Verschaffel focuses on the ten major works of this contemporary inventor.
A lively biography by Olivier Duquenne rounds out this superbly illustrated work, compiled in close collaboration with the artist.