Tête à Tête – Annette Messager

2 min read  ·  29 Mar 2022

HENI Publishing is proud to announce the publication of Tête à Tête, the first book dedicated to Annette Messager’s drawings.

Featuring previously unseen drawings from 2020 and 2021, Tête à Tête constitutes an invaluable lexicon to the mind and work of a trailblazing iconoclast. Messager redefined the role of women making art and the very nature of sculpture – accomplishments that won her the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and the Praemium Imperiale for sculpture in 2016.

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Messager’s subjects range from animal to human, feminist activists to devotional figures, skeletons to ghosts. She broaches the grand themes of love, life, death, and the fairy tales, mythologies, superstitions, and vanities that lie beneath them.

The book, which features 150 full-colour reproductions and a conversation with Annette Messager and Hans Ulrich Obrist from June 2021, is published to coincide with an exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, opening 1 March 2022.