Nelly Richard. Cuerpo Correccional. Actions, Carlos Leppe. Photographs by Jaime Villasca, Francisco Zegers, and Carlos Altamiraano. Text by Nelly Richard. Designed by Nelly Richard and Carlos Leppe. V.I.S.U.A.L., Santiago, Chile, 1980. 124 pp. Small quarto (10 1/4 x 9 1/2 in./26 x 24 cm). Edition limited to 1000 copies. SIGNED on front flyleaf and dated 1980. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions and video stills.
Featured in Horacio Fernandez, ed., The Latin American Photobook
The first book by the multi-faceted writer/theorist, curator and activist Nelly Richard, Cuerpo Correccional (Correctional Body) is an idiosyncatic monograph on the work of legendary proto-performance artist Carlos Leppe. Both he and Richard were at the center of Chile's vibrant Escena de Avanzada movement, of which this 1980 publication could be considered an important primary document. Leppe's performances and 'actions' of the period had a conceptual and art historical allusiveness that unraveled complex issues of identity, nationality and repression in post-coup Chile. His work reflects the influences as diverse as of Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys and Bruce Nauman.
Near Fine+; moderate wear to extremities.