EVA & ADELE
You Are My Biggest Inspiration. Early Works
Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
Eva and Adele are living works of art, as anyone who has encountered them on the streets of their home city of Berlin can attest. The radical artistic couple claims to have come here in a time machine from the future, and it’s true that they are like nothing else in our time. With the same striking bald heads and full theatrical makeup, they dress identically in bright clothing of their own design and are best known for their appearances since 1991 at principal events of the art world, from the documenta to the Venice Biennale.
EVA & ADELE: You Are my Biggest Inspiration. Early Works accompanies the first exhibition of the couple’s early work at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Beginning with their earliest work together, HELLAS—a seven-channel video installation that symbolizes the fusion of the two solo artists into a single, new artistic identity—the book takes readers through examples from among their early paintings, drawings, sculptures, and video installations with the aim of exploring the sort of synthesis that drives Eva and Adele’s undeniably unique body of artistic work.
With more than one hundred full-color illustrations and a pull-out poster, the book brings much-deserved attention to one of the most name-dropped duos in contemporary art.