Permanent Presents, 2021
PERMANENT PRESENTS is published to accompany Nathaniel Mellors’ solo exhibition of the same name at Frac Bretagne, Rennes, 8 October 2021–2 January 2022.
Mellors has been producing films featuring the figure of Neanderthal Man since 2012. This book brings together the entire series for the first time.
The book is not only a document of the exhibition, including numerous installation views, but also an extension of this project with a text by Marie de Brugerolle and two interviews with the artist by Italian art critic Mattia Tosti and American editor Clayton Eshleman, known for his translations of César Vallejo and his studies of cave painting and the Palaeolithic imagination.
All texts appear in French and English.