Réédition augmentée et mise à jour de la monographie consacrée à l?artiste britannique d?origine nigériane qui recouvre ses sculptures et installations de textiles à motifs colorés, batiks et tissus africains. Entre parodie et dénonciation, sa réflexion sur l'identité et l'histoire se situe à la croisée de ses deux cultures d'appartenance.
Grayson Perry (born Chelmsford, Essex 1960) is one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary artists, known for his ceramic works, sculptures in iron and brass, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his art works with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. Various themes are explored through Perry's multifaceted practice including the history of taste and social class in Britain, religious and folk iconography, and representations of gender and sexuality. Perry held his first solo exhibition in Britain in 1984 and has exhibited his works internationally since the early 1990s. He was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2003 and in 2011 combined his own works with historical artefacts from the British Museum collection in Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. He has made numerous television appearances, hosting his own Channel 4 series All In the Best Possible Taste - Grayson Perry in 2012, then Grayson Perry: Who Are You? in late 2014, along with his solo exhibition on the theme of portraiture and British identity at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2013 he delivered The Reith Lectures, BBC Radio 4's annual flagship talk series by leading international thinkers, to widespread critical acclaim.
À Sydney, le Museum of Contemporary Art Australia consacre une grande rétrospective à David Goldblatt d'octobre 2018 à mars 2019. Série par série, le beau livre qui l'accompagne constitue une monographie complète et bien documentée sur toute la carrière du célèbre photographe sud-africain disparu en 2018.
Amid a turn toward nativist politics in the United States, the work of Indian-born, New York-based artist Rina Banerjee (born 1963) seems particularly relevant, reflecting as it does the splintered experience of identity, tradition and culture prevalent in diasporic communities. Banerjee's fanciful sculptures are made from materials sourced throughout the world?in a single work one can find African tribal jewelry, feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass and South Asian antiques.
Make Me a Summary of the World, the first in-depth examination of the artist's work, uses a selection of Banerjee's large-scale installations along with her sculptures and paintings to consider the artist's place in both American and global frameworks.
This catalogue features over forty artworks from across the artist's career, including large-scale installations, embroideries, works on paper, video works, and a selection of small-scale sculptures and objects.