- A definitive monograph documenting the celebrated artists’ work over the past two decades
Ready-made Ruin is an immersive publication marking twenty years of collaboration by acclaimed Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
- Covering two decades of work, the book features a fascinating essay from curator Felicity Fenner, while a visual inventory of the duo’s diverse practice is unveiled across more than 400 pages
- The many works presented include 2003’s The Cordial Home Project, their first foray in shared artmaking that attracted critical attention, where Healy & Cordeiro reconstructed a suburban weatherboard house scheduled for demolition, neatly stacking its parts into a large-scale installation; Lifespan, created for the 2009 Venice Biennale, made from 175,218 VHS video cassettes; Par Avion (2011), the pair’s first aircraft turned artwork; Where we’ve been, where we’re going, why? (2011), Lego works replicating media images of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster; We Hunt Mammoth (2015), a sculptural installation comprising 121 separate Honda car parts, bound in traditional Japanese packaging of bamboo and jute; and You Are Here (2020), where Australian Air Force surplus aircraft parts where turned into Japanese kites
- Accompanying the artworks is a personal and revealing set of process images, approximately one thousand behind-the-scenes photographs, printed in gold and concealed within the specially folded pages, like treasure buried within the publication
Size (cm): 21.5 x 28
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