Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Clara Dublanc, Tamara Hart, Guy Haywood, Andrew Nairne, Anna Pigott, Bettina Steinbrügge. Text by Andrew Nairne, Bettina Steinbrügge, Leonie Radine.
This publication presents a year in the life of Colombian artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986), whose work spans many mediums, exploring cross-cultural ties in the globalized economy. Following him from Croatia to New York to Berlin and beyond, By Means of a Detour chronicles a single year of the artist’s life. The year chosen, 2019, also serves as the culmination of the first ten years of Murillo’s much-acclaimed career—of constant travel, research and making work. The book’s form—printed on mock loose-leaf paper and scattered with iPhone screenshots and frenzied doodles—reflects the frenetic nature of Murillo’s life and the year he chose to document. The book’s inconsistencies and rough, unfinished appearance are the product of a collaboration with Olu Odukoya, whose anarchic and anti-authoritarian—or "primitive," as he calls it—spirit have helped to produce a volume with particular design flair.
Published by Rubell Family Collection. Text by Liam Gillick, Nicola Lees, Johnathan P. Watts. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
This volume documents the first U.S. solo exhibition of Colombian-born, London-based artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986), held at the Rubell Family Collection in Florida in 2013. Over the course of a five-week residency in the summer of 2012, Murillo took over a 60-foot space at the Rubell, as well as its sculpture garden, to create 32 works, including five massive paintings, all of which are reproduced here. These works were informed by Murillo's exposure to Miami's Latin culture, as well as a weekend visit to his native Colombia and the gigantic proportions of the exhibition space itself. Two of the largest works are abstract; three are inscribed with words evoking colonial and/or Western appropriation ("mango," "chorizo" and "yoga"); all display the heavily worked surfaces for which Murillo is well known. Also included here is photo documentation of the exhibition's preparation and an interview with the artist.
PUBLISHER Rubell Family Collection
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / 56 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/30/2014 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 128
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780982119587TRADE List Price: $24.99 CDN $27.50