The Puppet Show

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Curated by Ingrid Schaffner and Carin Kuoni. Published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2008. First Edition. Softcover, illustrated glossy flexi-boards. 128pp., 133 color illustrations. Fine.

Focuses on puppet imagery in contemporary art. Takes as its historic point of departure one of the first episodes of avant-garde art history: Alfred Jarry’s 1896 puppet play Ubu Roi, which the South African artist William Kentridge, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company, has adapted into an allegory of apartheid.¬†