Zurich: Preeti Chandrakant, 2016. 12mo. [ca 48 pp.]. Soft cover. Very Good+. Silver paper wraps. Color and B&W plates throughout. Minor scratches on silver foil cover. Extremely Scarce.
ArtBeings is Preeti Chandrakant's magnum opus-in-progress in the field of conceptual art. Zurich and Mumbai based Preeti Chandrakant is the first artist worldwide to create living works of art: ArtBeings. Underlying Preeti Chandrakant's ArtBeings project, which was started in 2002, is the maxim "Everyone is a Potential Work of Art". The publication BEING ART BEING Face to Face with Truth, documents for the first time her pioneering work in the field of conceptual art. A distinctive design concept by Zurich art book designers Baumgartner & Annaheim reflects the ephemeral, immaterial nature of this work. The book features a commentary by Zurich University of the Arts art historian Jörg Scheller, as well as an interview with the artist.
In numerous international happenings since 2002, Preeti Chandrakant has invited participants to the adventure of becoming a living work of art, an ArtBeing.
Over a hundred such happenings--some of which lasted up to six days and five nights--have already taken place in different countries, with more than a thousand participants. Those who are willing and ready to be sculpted by the artist, undergo an instruction process, after which they are declared ArtBeings.
The art form ArtBeing arises out of the communication and interaction between artist and participant. The artist engages them in subtle and intense transformative processes which through sense intensifying techniques and trainings sculpt them into living works of art--ArtBeings. Item #17-0601