Hotel Dolores and other recent works by Swiss performance artist Manon
1st edition, 2019
Text in English, German, and French
352 pages, 211 color and 71 b/w illustrations
19 x 27 cm
For nearly five decades, Swiss artist Manon has been confronting observers with their own vision. Her performances raise question about the boundary between staging and exhibitionism. Always challenging and at times highly subversive, her performances question power structures and put gender identities to discussion.
Following-up on the previous book Manon—A Person, published in 2008, this new volume introduces to a wider audience Manon’s work of the past ten years. At the core is Hotel Dolores, a series of installations and performances staged at closed-down hotels in the Swiss spa town of Baden between 2008 and 2011.
Photographs of Manon’s performances and their venues are completed by her conceptual sketches and other documents. Concise essays on aspects of Manon’s art and vision round out this book.