Kelly Akashi: Formations

Kelly Akashi: Formations
Library Shelf Location 18.AKAS
Publication Date 02 May 2023

A beautifully produced introduction to Akashi's multimedia meditations on precarity and history.

The first scholarly monograph on Los Angeles–based Kelly Akashi (born 1983), Formations encompasses Akashi's wide-ranging multimedia practice over the past decade. Much like the artist’s own work, the catalogue cultivates relationships between objects and materials to investigate how they can actively convey their histories and potential for change. Featuring a faux-leather hardcover binding with a gold foil titling and paper changes throughout, the publication follows the artist from graduate school to more recent research into the inherited impact of Japanese Americans’ incarceration during World War II.

Akashi’s works in glass, cast bronze, multipart installations and photographic contact prints are given further context through scholarly essays. Along with extensive plates and installation photography, the book includes a new photography project by Akashi, a record of her scavenging for history in the site of her family’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American incarceration camp.

ISBN 9781941753552
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Editor Lauren Schell Dickens
Format Hardback
Publisher Inventory Press
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Multimedia, World War II, Japanese Americans’ incarceration, Glass, Cast bronze, photography
Language English

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