Xilitla

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Smith has performed in it a dismantling [of] the frame through conceptual plays on repetition and difference, through which her production is displaced from painting...toward the...potential to 'unframe' the frame. This book records the filmic event, taking the reader on a tour of the fantastica, surrealistic ruins of the English garden constructed by the British writer Edward James (1907-1984). The journey evokes not only the creation of the gardens and pavilions but also the explorations amidst them of artists such as Robert Smithson, Dan Graham, and Gordon Matta-Clark, in residual spaces of the twentieth century. Commentary by James Oles, Corinne Disirens, Kitty Scott, Paola Santoscoy, Carla Faesler, Melanie Smith