Detective Elchmanyahu’s auto-da-fe
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'When artefacts become pieces of evidence and artists are transfigured into fictional characters animated by their worship of Western art, culture shrinks into the narrow border of the state nation:" would state Tweetu, the weird curator and main suspect of the plot.
Detective Elchmanyahu's auto-da-fe follows the bound to fail investigation on the fire that burned a public art collection in southern Tel Aviv. The dodgy officer in charge uses all imaginable tricks and trades of whodunit novels to unfold a police investigation that casts a gloomy yet lucid look over the Israeli culture and its visual art scene. Framed in between fact and fiction by the tendentious writing of Jonathan Touitou, this book is a layered investigation of the art world and its deeds.
- 110 x 178 mm / 4.33 x 7 inch portrait
- Orit Bulgaru and Jonathan Touitou
- Jonathan Touitou
- Quentin Gaudry, assisted by Aurelie Morra
- English and Hebrew
- Release date
- Sewn and glued
- inlay: Pergraphica Natural Rough 90 gr. cover: Materica Terra rossa 250 gr.
- cover: 1 black print + yellow 972 folio on front cover. Inside 4/4.
- Printon, Tallin (Est.)
- Noam Text by Adi Stern & Mandatory 29 by Fontef
- yellow 972 folio on front cover
- Production assistant
- Moranne Mintz
- Onomatopee project manager
- Freek Lomme
- Ami Asher and Roi Bar
- Roi Bar
- Made possible by
- The Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Arts and Onomatopee. The Project BAAD was made possible by the generous support of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem as well as the cooperation of the Bezalel MFA in Tel Aviv.