Frantic Beauty Publication

In 2017, we published Frantic Beauty as the third chapter in a pentalogy entitled The Becoming Series, a collection of performative works by artists Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. For this third publication in the series, they reached out directly to other artists including Bill T. Jones, Annie-B Parson, Anne Bogart, Taylor Mac, Daria Fain, and Ernesto Pujol. Among the questions asked were: Do you find moments of beauty in your artistic practice or your artistic work? Do you value beauty? Do you find frantic moments in your process or your work? What do you think society is frantic about? What associations do you have when you hear the words frantic and beauty together? This publication includes a multifaceted view of the words frantic and beauty will emerge, and perhaps inspire further discussion among readers and audiences.


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Publication by
Shige Moriya, Ximena Garnica



Production Credits:

Artist Interviewee: Anne Bogart, Daria Fain, Bill T. Jones, Taylor Mac, Annie-B Parson, Ernesto Pujol
Interviewer: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
Content Contributors: Masanori Asahara, Jeff Beal, Krystel Copper, Derek DiMartini, Omer Ephron and Mar Galeano

Designer: Juan Bogota
Editor and Writer: Maddie Winchester
Portrait Drawings: Irena Romendik
Frantic Beauty Photographers: Noam Ephron, Mar Galeano, Shige Moriya, Gabriel Nieto Taz, and Jeremy Tressler
Photo Documentation: Jeremy Tressler




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  • 2017
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  • United States (New York)