October 25—October 29, 2017
James Fuentes is thrilled to announce the release of the first Tamuna Sirbiladze (1971-2016) monograph, published by David Zwirner Books. In celebration of this new publication, James Fuentes will present the solo exhibition Tamuna Sirbiladze from October 25-29, concluding with the book launch on Sunday, October 29, 6-8pm. Both events will take place at 55 Delancey Street.
The eponymous publication features reproductions of the artist’s Oil Sticks, Paintings, and Installation views and Collaborations, punctuated by essays by Max Henry, Anna Kats, and Julie Ryan. Additionally, the text includes an interview between Tamuna Sirbiladze and her partner, Benedikt Ledebur. Ledebur has also contributed 15 sonnets in memory of the late artist, written in German with English translations by Matthias Goldman.
Edited by Benedikt Ledebur and Lucas Zwirner. Hardcover. 8 x 10 3⁄4 in | 20.3 x 27.3 cm, 160 pages, 121 color. ISBN 9781941701805. $30 | £25. Available through David Zwirner Books and James Fuentes.
Tamuna Sirbiladze’s first international exposure was at the Secession in January 2015, with the exhibition Artists and Poets. Her most recent solo exhibitions include the posthumous presentation Tamuna Sirbiladze: Traces of Life at Eva Presenhuber Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (2017); Two Projects, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2016); and ”good enough” is never good enough, James Fuentes, New York (2015). The artist was also included in the group show No Man ́s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami in 2016. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America and Frieze.