Naked Came The **** (by Gina Ashcraft)

Rita McBrideGina Ashcraft


Book, 17.7 x 10.8 cm, 137 p, language : English, publisher : Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, ISBN : 3-906790-02-9.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/523).

Literary synopsis

Naked Came the **** is a dime store novel that is the work of Thirteen authors: John Baldessari and Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, David Gray, Philippine Hoegen, Loudres Iglesias, Axel Jablonski, Matthew Licht, Rita McBride, Glen Rubsamen, Juliao Sarmento, Dirk Snauwaert, Marcel Vos. Each author was solicited with a letter of invitation to consider writing as Gina Ashcraft, the fictitious site specific installation artist. Each author was asked to write in the first person, begin and end each chapter with a coming and going of location, and to include sex.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Naked Came the **** also functions as an exhibition catalogue for “Naked Came the Stranger,” Rita McBride’s exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein – therefore each chapter mentions some specific works of art. The result is a funny, tragic and poignant portrayal of desire, fantasy and frustration in the international art world.

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