HUGUETTE CALAND: TÊTE-À-TÊTE (DRAWING PAPERS # 145) with contributions by Marwa Arsanios, Claire Gilman, Hannah Feldman and Mirene Arsanios
The Drawing Center, 2021 First edition, 183 pp., 5 3/4"" X 8 1/2"
In the late 1960s, at the age of thirty-nine, Huguette Caland left her husband and children in Beirut and relocated to Paris to pursue a career as an artist. Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête brings together over a hundred works from the five decades that followed to show how Caland used the candidness and mutability of the drawn medium to explore sensuality and challenge taboos associated with the representation of the human form. Featuring new scholarship by curator Claire Gilman, cultural theorist and art historian Hannah Feldman, and a conversation between artist Mirene Arsanios, this comprehensive volume foregrounds Caland’s celebration of the vitality of the human body and spirit.