i-cant-see_2010I CAN’T SEE

Oscar Tuazon


Produced in the aftermath of the solo exhibitions recently organized at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain (France), I can’t see stands as the first comprehensive monograph on the work developed by American artist Oscar Tuazon since 2002. It is an unusual ‘first monograph’ though, as it reads as a full-page visual essay with a phantom narrative spreading over 250 pages that was composed by the artist together with graphic designer Pierre-François Letué. This image continuum is organized around three chapters, relating to those three exhibitions, and is only interrupted by a series of short texts commissioned to several artists and writers, all friends with the artist, who address his work tangently and/or poetically. The book closes on an extensive interview with the artist done by the curators of his exhibitions, Chiara Parisi, Sandra Patron and Philippe Pirotte, where Tuazon discusses his works in details, his modus operandi as well as his influences, and how he handles being a ‘professional’ artist.

I can’t see is a joint publication between Paraguay Press and Do.Pe Press and was co-produced by Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Kunsthalle Bern, and Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain.

Edited by Oscar Tuazon with Thomas Boutoux, Pierre-François Letué and Dorothée Perret
Authors: Thomas Boutoux, Karl Holmqvist, David Lewis, Eileen Myles, Chiara Parisi, Sandra Patron, Philippe Pirotte, Ariana Reines, Carissa Rodriguez, Cedar Sigo and Matthew Stadler
Designed by Pierre-François Letué
Printed at Snel Graphics
Texts in English, German and French
Edition of 2000
Softcover, 272 pages. 24 × 32 cm
Silkscreen cover, 226 pages of color ill.
ISBN: 978-2-918252-05-4