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HAYWARD PUBLISHING

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 204 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2014
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CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 131   

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Hayward Gallery, 01/29/14-04/27/14

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Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?

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Foreword by Ralph Rugoff. Text by Paul Morley, Cliff Lauson, Joachim Pisarro, Bill Bailey.

"Work No. 1273" is reproduced from <I>Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?</I>.Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Martin Creed (born 1968) has been recognized around the world for his conceptually driven art that is at once playful, thought-provoking and deeply ambiguous. Crossing all artistic media, and including musical performance and dance, his art transforms common materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence, choice, perception and the invisible structures that shape everyday experience. Martin Creed: What’s the Point of It? is a large-format, fully illustrated publication accompanying the first major survey of Creed’s work at the Hayward Gallery in London. Encompassing the full range and scale of Creed’s work, this comprehensive monograph spans its most minimal moments to extravagant room-sized installations, neon signs, video projections and performances. Outstanding in scope, design and scholarship, this essential volume features key artworks and a number of newly commissioned essays by music journalist Paul Morley, art historian Joachim Pissarro and Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson, and a text by actor and musician Bill Bailey.

"Work No. 1273" is reproduced from Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/2/2014

Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?

Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?"I don't think I make what is called 'conceptual art.' I think ideas go into the work and maybe come out of it—but the work itself is made of colors and shapes and sizes and sounds. They are something to look at or listen to. I don't believe in conceptual art. I don't think it is possible to separate ideas and feelings… anyway it feels like everything has a lot more to do with feelings than with anything else. Ideas: maybe ideas are like a way to handle feelings, to keep thme down or sort them out." Work No. 890, DON'T WORRY (2008) is reproduced from Martin Creed: What's the Point of It?, the Hayward's excellent and beautifully made catalogue for the artist's current retrospective in London. continue to blog


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