Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Jeanne Rank. Foreword by Poul-Erik Tojner, Hendrik Driessen. Text by Anders Kold, Jacob Wamberg, Dominic van den Boogerd.
Between the purple foil stamped covers of this thoroughly engaging catalogue lay a plethora of installation shots and well chosen details of the more-than-100 sculptural works that went into Tyson's recent show at Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Some examples include a giant, hairy, very real looking excised beer belly (complete with bandaid) set alongside a cigar and some beer cans on an oriental rug; a stack of books with a toy penguin standing on top; a marionette theater; a baby in an incubator; and a giant chicken head. Sketches and maquettes explain the gridded layout of the work's larger installation--ā la Martin Kippenberger's famous "The Happy Ending of Franz Kafka's America" (1996)--and the book is rounded out by several scholarly essays, an interview with the artist and a simple biography. Conceptual artist Keith Tyson was born in Ulverston, UK in 1969. In 2002 he was awarded Britain's prestigious Turner Prize, and in 2005 a solo show of his work was mounted by PaceWildenstein, New York.