DORA GARCIA and FRANCOIS PIRON (Eds.)
A tribute to Abbie Hoffmann’s pamphlet of the same name, Steal this Book documents eleven recent performative projects by Spanish artist Dora García. Edited by the artist together with François Piron, the book presents the private correspondence of the artist with the various interpreters of the situations she sets up in the public space. It proposes a documentation of a body of work without an overview, nor an official line, since it takes neither the artist point of view nor the critic’s. Instead, it discloses questions, misunderstandings and arguments, making this book part suspense story, part user’s manual, part script for a stand-up comedy.
Steal this Book is presented in exhibitions as a Dora García sculpture meant to be stolen, but can also be found for purchase in selected bookstores worldwide.
It is co-produced by CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and 10th Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon.
Dora García, Steal this Book, 2009
Edited by François Piron
Designed by Alex Gifreu
Printed at Alva Grafica
Texts in English, Spanish, German and French
Edition of 6000
Softcover, 136 pages. 11 × 18 cm