Rodney Graham: a Little Thought

Rodney Graham: a Little Thought
Library Shelf Location 18.GRAH
Publication Date 2004

One of Canada's most humorous conceptual artists--as witty as he is smart--Rodney Graham gets his first North American museum retrospective and accompanying catalogue. Rodney Graham: A Little Thought tracks the career of a brilliant, idiosyncratic artist whose work spans a range of media including photography, film, book works, installation and pop music. In this volume, amply illustrated with many never-before-seen images from early in his career as well as new photography of his most recent works, scholarly essays provide a broad context for viewing: Cornelia Butler looks at Graham's relationship to landscape and Canadian identity, Lynne Cooke examines the construction of the artist's persona in works such as City Self/ Country Self (2001), and Shep Steiner discusses the joke as a conceptual strategy for Graham. Diedrich Diederichsen considers the artist's oeuvre within the context of musical structure, and Sara Krajewski describes how Graham's video works unfold. Finally, Grant Arnold offers an in-depth illustrated chronology, tracing the range of activities that have occupied Graham since his early days on the Vancouver scene.

ISBN 9780914357889
Quantity 1
Pages 208p; 25.5 x 2.7 x 30.5 cm
Authors Grant Arnold, Jessica Bradley, Connie Butler, Diedrich Diederichsen, Lynne Cooke, Sara Krajewski
Format Hardback
Publisher Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Related Artist Rodney Graham
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Conceptual Art
Artist's Nationality Canadian
Language English

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