artist’s book


Positioning itself between drawing, sculpture and writing, the work of Gianandrea Poletta is defined by the artist’s own life experiences. In his first artist’s book TABOO, published by Cura.books, a selection of short stories written in the first person, lo-fi cell phone pictures, and a rich array of ink and marker pen drawings, are brought together in a sequence that overlaps mediums and temporalities. For Poletta experience underlies and triggers his entire production process, from his chronicle writings from the underground of Milan to his livid gestural drawings depicting ambiguous figures. The artist is not afraid of telling the truth and TABOO is as much a ‘bildungsroman’ or coming of age book as it is a praxis in anarchy and freedom.
The book includes an introductory text by Attilia Fattori Franchini.

A limited numbered and signed special edition comes with this book.

Book published on the occasion of the Menabrea Art Prize 2016, 6th edition.


Language: EN
Dimension (Width x Height): 195 mm x 290 mm
Pages: 88
Soft cover
Texts: Attilia Fattori Franchini, Gianandrea Poletta
Drawings & Photos: Gianandrea Poletta
Design & typesetting: Federico Barbon
Typeface: Studio Pro by Think Work Observe
Paper: Arctic Volume White 130, 300 g/m2
Year: 2018
Edition of 500
ISBN 978–88–99776–06–0
PRICE: 20€