Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion

Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
Library Shelf Location 18.ATTI
Publication Date 2019

Interview by Ralph Rugoff, essays by Nicola Clayton, Jean-Michel Frodon, Françoise Vergès and Giovanna Zapperi

One of the rising stars in the international art scene, Kader Attia is a French-Algerian multidisciplinary artist whose powerful yet complex images, objects and installations examine the way cultures and histories have been constructed. Attia often plays with the vocabulary of museums and architecture to trouble the boundaries between different worlds, particularly Western and non-Western, through his use of re-appropriated and repaired everyday objects and ephemera, such as African masks, stapled paving cracks, assemblages of prostheses and photographs of surgical reconstruction.

An extended interview with Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff explores the artist’s major themes, while art historians and other experts draw out particular threads to examine in depth. Compact but wide-ranging this is an indispensable first guide to an artist with an exceptional perspective on the way humans think about their place in the world.

ISBN 9781853323591
Quantity 1
Pages 175
Authors Nicola Clayton, Jean-Michel Frodon, Françoise Vergès, Giovanna Zapperi
Format Paperback
Publisher Hayward Publishing, London
Related Artist Kader Attia
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords representation, Cultural identity, politcally engaged, Animals
Language English

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