Making & Unmaking

Making & Unmaking
Library Shelf Location 17.MAKI
Publication Date 2016

From Bauhaus jewelry and West African textiles to contemporary portraiture and sculpture, this unique exhibition and accompanying full color catalog curated by celebrated fashion designer/curator Duro Olowu (b. 1965) explores the rituals of making that underpin an artists work. Olowu selected material by over 70 artists, including rarely seen works by Anni Albers, Alighiero Boetti, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili and Irving Penn as well as newer paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye from the 1920s to the present. By setting up unexpected dialogues between historic and contemporary artists working in a myriad of mediatextile, painting, sculpture, photography and collageOlowu reveals a shared preoccupation with themes of gender, race, beauty, sexuality and the body. The volume includes an in-depth conversation between Olowu and Glenn Ligon, and texts by Jennifer Higgie and Shanay Jhaveri, which together highlight the intricate layers of history and place that influence the making of art.

ISBN 9781909932272
Quantity 1
Pages 112p; 16.8 x 1 x 22.9 cm
Editors Duro Olowu, Gina Buenfeld, Doro Globus
Format Softcover
Publisher Ridinghouse
Related Artists Eric N Mack, Christiana Soulou, Lorna Simpson
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Fashion, textiles
Related Curator/Producer Duro Olowu
Language English

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