Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance

Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance
Library Shelf Location 18.GRIF
Publication Date 2017

This is the first monograph on the procession and installation practice of Trinidad-born, Japan-based artist Marlon Griffith. With essays by Emelie Chhangur, Chanzo Greenidge, Gabriel Levine and Claire Tancons, Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance explores Griffith’s unique contribution to contemporary art through a detailed analysis of the artist’s formative engagement with vernacular tradition, popular and festive forms of civic celebration and performative forms of colonial cultural resistance in the Americas.

Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance follows Griffith’s artistic trajectory from his early career as a designer, or ‘Masman’, for carnivals in Trinidad and London, and considers these origins in relation to his later large-scale public processions created and staged in situ across the globe for contemporary art audiences.

This publication is a major contribution for anyone engaged in participatory practices of collective and creative resistance, performance as a mode of public address and intercultural exchange and alternative forms of exhibition making in the civic sphere.

This book is published in partnership with the Art Gallery of York University.

ISBN 9781911164043
Quantity 1
Pages 176 pages, 25 × 19 cm
Editor Emelie Chhangur
Authors Christopher Cozier, Chanzo Greenidge, Gabriel Levine, Claire Tancons
Format Paperback
Publisher Black Dog Publishing, London
Related Artist Marlon Griffith
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Installation, Live Art/Performance
Keywords Celebrations, Community Engagement, Parade, Participation, Carnivals
Language English

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