Published by David Zwirner Books. Text by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
In 2017, Chris Ofili photographed chain-link fences throughout the island of Trinidad in order to explore notions of beauty, community, liberation and constraint. This series of arresting images—"pocket photography," as described by the artist—is the first body of photography ever published by Ofili. Through these entrancing black-and-white photographs, the artist engages with the diverse sources that inspired his critically acclaimed Paradise Lost exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, in fall 2017. Since moving to Trinidad in 2005, Ofili has continued to engage with its natural setting. In these photographs, Ofili's lens captures a wide cross section of Trinidad—the encounter between the natural and urban settings on the island, and the aesthetic possibilities each brings out in the other. In a new essay, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, the critically acclaimed author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World, charts the history of chain-link fences, and explores what this imagery tells us about Trinidad in particular and the Caribbean as a whole.
Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Katherine Brinson.
Since the mid-1990s, Chris Ofili's (born 1968) painstakingly crafted paintings and sculptures have dazzled--and often distressed--viewers with a fusion of opposing forces: sacred meets profane, formal bows to demotic, and exalted bleeds into vulgar. Paintings of rare beauty are propped on elephant dung; deities squat to defecate; and lovers embrace and yet are forcibly bound. This volume in Deste's 2000 Words series is authored by Katherine Brinson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she curated the museum's 2013 Christopher Wool retrospective and also organizes the Hugo Boss Prize, a biennial award honoring significant achievement in contemporary art.
Published by Radius Books. Text by Cameron Shaw. Poem by Inua Ellams.
Published on the occasion of Chris Ofili's exhibition at David Zwirner in New York, this limited-edition catalogue documents a new body of work titled Afro Margin, and is produced in an edition of 500 copies numbered and signed by the artist. Known primarily for his bold, large-scale paintings, in this exquisite suite of eight pencil drawings, made from 2004 to 2007, Ofili is revealed as a master draughtsman.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Louis Antwi, Bazon Brock, Carolina Grau and Greg Tate. Introduction by Christoph Zuchlag.
In this oversized darkly serious artist's book, Chris Ofili riffs on Wassily Kandinsky's famous Blue Rider text, collaborating with the spoken-word artist Louis Antwi, who contributes a poem, and including essays by Carolina Grau, Greg Tate and Bazon Brock. Featuring photographs of sculptures and paintings of African Adams and Eves about to be bitten on the ass by coiled serpants, scenes of passionate love, monkeys, invented superheroes, star-crossed lovers and pimps, Ofili presents a dark, snake-infested Eden.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.75 x 13 in. / 114 pgs / 55 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 145
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783931355302FLAT40 List Price: $65.00 CDN $75.00