I Never Step Under the Arch
I Never Slept Under the Arch is the catalogue published on the occasion of the first solo exhibition of Norwegian artist Else Leirvik, curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni in 2009 at Nomas Foundation in Rome. It comprises images of the artist’s new works (inspired by Federico Fellini’s Le notti di Cabiria) especially conceived for the spaces of the Foundation.
At the centre of the catalogue is a small booklet insert entitled Else Leirvik Nomas Notes. Containing a text by the exhibition’s curators, it inaugurates the the editorial project Nomas Notes and functions as a pseudo-library that tells the story of the installation from conception to creation. It is thus “a catalogue which becomes an album, a collection of transitions and transformations – of the work commissioned and created for Nomas Foundation, and of the artist’s vision,” explain Canziani and Gianni.
Format: 16 x 22,5 cm
Edition of 800 copies
Published by NERO