GDZIE JEST BRAT TWOY, ABEL? WHERE IS ABEL, THY BROTHER? 1995. 22 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE
Warszawa : Galeria Zacheta, 1995
21 x 15 x 6cm, grey printed card slipcase content of 22 volumes of pamphlets from different participating artists in this large exhibition in the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the second World War. Each volume is 21 x 15cm, pagination varies.
Finlay's booklet is 21 x 15cm, 24pp plus wrappers. String bound. It includes various images of works including Inscription (a quote by Mathiez on Robespierre) shown on a blackboard, and Sundial as well as a stone inscription with a text taken from Finlay's Detached Sentences on The French Revolution. Most of the works displayed were inspired by Finlay's fascination with the events in France after the fall of the Bastille.
The sundial has a latin inscription carved into it - E-CAELO. That translates as "Out of heaven" - which clearly refers to the sun rays that hit the gnomon and create the shadow.
Other artists include Christian Boltanski, Jochen Gerz, Anselm Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Gabriel Orozco, Arnulf Rainer, Lawrence Weiner amongst others. All booklets are in VG+ condition. The outer slip case (being very fragile and cheaply made) is a little torn and battered in places. A scarce publication especially complete.