LABOUR & WAIT
This compelling exhibition catalogue features fifteen international artists who bring 21st-century urgency to 19th-century principles of virtue through work and craftsmanship: Tonico Lemos Auad, Andrea Bowers, Colin Darke, Wim Delvoye, Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, Fischli and Weiss, Tim Hawkinson, Josiah McElheny, Grayson Perry, Mika Rottenberg, Allison Smith, Ricky Swallow, David Thorpe and Jane Wilbraham. The title, adapted from Longfellow's A Psalm of Life, accompanies the exhibition, which highlights contemporary cultures preoccupation with authenticity and the handcrafted. Texts explore the contradictions and connections between the handmade and recent explosion of technological advancements.
Excellent essays by Glenn Adamson, V&A Museum; Britt Salvesen, LACMA; fiction writer William Gibson and exhibition curator Julie Joyce.Physical description:
Hardcover; 160 pages
Ram Publications, 2013