In European Installations, Spencer Tunick stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops. From civic center to alpine glacier, man and woman are returned to a pre-industrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still images of multiple nude figures in public settings. Organizing groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, all volunteers, is often logistically daunting; the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre.
This is Tunick’s first book and it encompass thirteen years of work primarily commissioned by museums and contemporary art organizations in Europe.
Cities included: Vienna, Austria; Barcelona, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; San Sebastian, Spain; Lyon, France; Burgundy, France; Aurillac, France; London, England; Manchester, England; Salford, England, Newcastle, England; Gateshead, England; Santa Maria de Feria, Portugal; Munich, Germany; Dusseldorf, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brugge, Belgium; Flanders, Belgium; Basel, Switzerland, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal; Helsinki, Finland; Rome, Italy, among others.
Hardcover, 9 3/4″ x 11 1/4” (29.8 x 24.8 cm,) 112 pages, Limited Edition of 1400.
Printed by The Avery Group at Shapco Printing in the United States of America, 2013.