Rodney Graham : Through the Forest
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 22.7 x 28.1 cm
  • 168 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9783775725774

Rodney Graham : Through the Forest

Rodney Graham, Grant Arnold, Tacita Dean, Julian Heynen, Sabrina van der Ley

Rodney Graham : Through the Forest


Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, January 29 - May 18, 2010. Traveled to Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst , June 13 - September 26, 2010; and Kunsthalle Hamburg, October 22, 2010 - January 30, 2011. Texts by Grant Arnold, Tacita Dean, Julian Heynen and Sabrina van der Ley. "A stalwart of Vancouver's Conceptual scene, artist and musician Rodney Graham has used an array of media to explore appropriated historical sources from literature, philosophy and pop musicand to induce shifts in the viewer's preconceptions and perceptions of these sources: Sigmund Freud, Donald Judd, Edgar Allan Poe and even Graham's former bandmate Jeff Wall have provided subject matter for the artist's critical tweakings. 'Through the Forest' collects over 100 works, dating from 1978 to the present, that emphasize Graham's interpolations in cultural history—in the forms of appendices, bookmarks and exhibition devices in the style of Donald Judd. This monograph also premiers Graham's first incursion into painting, his 2005 series 'Picasso, My Master,' which inflects the reverence commonly attending Picasso's work with his signature humor. 'Through the Forest' makes a thorough assessment of Graham's influential and seductive body of work." - publisher's statement.

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