History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain
Library Shelf Location 15a.GBLA
Publication Date 2015

A large-format publication published in conjunction with the History Is Now exhibition at Hayward Gallery, featuring full-colour illustrations, alongside illuminating essays, personal reflections and poetry by renowned writers Sheila Dillon, Adrian Forty, Daniel Fujiwara, Charlotte Higgins, Jackie Kay, David Alan Mellor and exhibition curator Cliff Lauson.

In History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth, and Jane and Louise Wilson explore the nation’s recent past through over 250 artworks, images and objects.

Spanning the years from 1945 to the present day, their varied curatorial ‘takes’ on the UK offer fresh perspectives on themes as diverse as the Cold War, protest movements, feminism, BSE, post-Thatcherite society and celebrity culture. The artists’ visual explorations are interwoven with newly commissioned essays, stories and poetry from journalist Sheila Dillon, architectural historian Adrian Forty, economist Daniel Fujiwara, journalist and writer Charlotte Higgins, novelist and poet Jackie Kay, art historian David Alan Mellor and Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson.

ISBN 9781853323270
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Authors Cliff Lauson, David Alan Mellor, Jackie Kay, Charlotte Higgins, Daniel Fujiwara, Adrian Forty, Sheila Dillon
Publisher Hayward Publishing, London
Related Artists Jane and Louise Wilson, Richard Wentworth, Hannah Starkey, Roger Hiorns, Simon Fujiwara, John Akomfrah
Category Art from a specific Geographical/Political Region
Keywords Social history, Politics, History, Celebrity, Feminism, Activism
Related Country/Global Region Britain/UK

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