“Far more than a history lesson, In Plain Sight is filled with strange encounters, unnerving juxtapositions, soulful laments. Daunting as well as uplifting, risky and theatrical." —Adrian Searle, the Guardian
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 165 pgs / 120 color. | 8/30/2022 | In stock $65.00
Published by Marian Goodman Gallery/Isolated Publishing. Text by Adrian Searle.
This the first major book on the Nassau- and New York–based artist Tavares Strachan (born 1979) to be published since 2014. Focusing on his extraordinary exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery London in 2020, this hardcover book features a lenticular print on the cover and more than 120 full-color images. The book includes a new text by esteemed writer and art critic Adrian Searle. Strachan’s exhibition In Plain Sight combined painting, sculpture, installation, music and performance within an immersive, site-specific experience. Many elements of the exhibition were hidden, revealing new and inner worlds to the visitors who discovered them. The experience and the works on view prompted visitors to reconsider the Western canon, learn the value of forgotten histories and invite new voices to participate. This fully illustrated catalog presents a unique and lively documentation of this exceptional show.
Published by Conceptio Unlimited Publication. Text by Robert Hobbs, Stamatina Gregory. Interview by Christian Viveros-Faune.
In 2005, the New York–based Bahamian artist Tavares Strachan created “The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want”: a four-ton block of sub-Arctic ice, shipped to his Nassau elementary school and housed in a solar-powered refrigerator unit. Themes of transformation, presence, and absence, and the human ability to withstand pressure caused by quick changes of altitude, have been recurrent concerns for Strachan. His experience at the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City and skill as a master diver, have both played a role in his art. This monograph focuses on Strachan’s recent sculpture of white neon tubing, simulating a stop-action photograph of imploding or exploding words to either affirm or refute its statement about identity. Strachan has been selected as the first representative of the Bahamas at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
PUBLISHER Conceptio Unlimited Publication
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 6.5 x 9 in. / 63 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 125
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780615769851TRADE List Price: $24.00 CDN $33.00 GBP £21.00