Published by DelMonico Books/Hammer Museum. Edited with introduction by Aram Moshayedi. Foreword by Ann Philbin. Text by Magalí Arriola, Nyah Ginwright, CJ Salapare.
This comprehensive survey of drawings and works on paper by the late Filipino artist David Medalla (1942–2020) explores his prolific career from the mid-1950s to the late 2010s. The book tracks and contextualizes Medalla’s pioneering involvement in artistic movements—from kinetic art to performance and participatory art—while providing insight into more intimate forms of exchange between contemporaries and friends to underscore the interpersonal narratives that often tend to evade art history. In anticipation of a major retrospective exhibition of Medalla’s art at the Hammer Museum, this volume charts the artist’s persistent presence that has sometimes been omitted from the histories of art movements in which he played a significant role. This publication showcases Medalla as an influential figure in 20th-century international art by revealing a more intimate perspective that parallels the life he pursued through political action, public performances and exhibitions.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Steven Cairns, Fatima Hellberg, Bart van der Heide. Text by Rasheed Araeen, Purissima (Petty) Benitez-Johannot, Eva Bentcheva, Gavin Jantes, Michael Kleine, David Morris.
This volume accompanies a major survey of work by Filipino artist and political activist David Medalla (1938–2020). Spanning his 7-decade-long career, it includes a vast selection of Medalla’s drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures and kinetic art, as well as his previously unpublished writings.