Aleksandra Mir Set: Danes In The Sun + Living & Loving #2—The Biography of Zoe Stillpass

Aleksandra Mir Set: Danes In The Sun + Living & Loving #2—The Biography of Zoe Stillpass
Author: Aleksandra Mir
Publisher: Frieze Art Fair, Herning Kunstmuseum, IB&CO
Language: English
Pages: -
Size: 42 x 29.6 cm
Weight: 300 g
Binding: Softcover
Availability: In stock
Price: €15.00
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Danes In The Sun:

"This publication was put together during a brief 5-day residency (March 21-26, 2004) at communications bureau IB&CO, Ikast—a Danish town of 23,000 inhabitants. The project is part of the art biennial Socle du Monde which fosters a tradition of artists collaborating with local industries, initiated by the shirt manufacturer Aage Damgaard who invited Piero Manzoni to work there in the 1950s. The 2004 edition of this show is curated by Jacob Fabricius. The photographs and stories herein were gathered through the local historical archives of Ikast, the press archives of Ikast newspaper, Herning Art Museum photo archive, and the staff at IB&CO and by contributions from people whom answered my local ad Danes in the Sun." -Aleksandra Mir

Living & Loving #2—The Biography of Zoe Stillpass:

The project is the public dissemination of one ordinary woman's extraordinary life, as told by her parents. It was distributed for FREE from Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London, 15-18 October 2004.

'New York, May, 2004,


I think I have found the subject for the next Biography. Her name is Zoe Stillpass and she is an art collector’s daughter. On the outset, being an only child, a popular and attractive honor student, the subject of numerous art commissions, traveling around the world, hers is a life of privilege dramatically different than Donald Cappy’s. Yet strangely, I get the feeling Zoe is also essentially formed by forces beyond her reach.

I wanted to suggest that you come with me to Cincinnati and meet her parents, Karen and Andy. I’ve known them for quite some time already and I know they would love to talk and have us visit. Zoe left her family home for college a year ago and is now doing an internship at the film festival in Cannes, so she won’t be there. I think it would be interesting to completely exclude her voice and let Karen and Andy speak for her, creating a phantom of parental dreams and desires, mixed with the factual creation of their daughter and the circumstances of her life.