Rodney Graham: Through the Forest

Rodney Graham: Through the Forest
Library Shelf Location 18.GRAH
Publication Date 2010

This volume was designed in collaboration with Rodney Graham and Yves Gevaert in conjunction with an exhibition of around one hundred pieces produced by the Canadian artist between 1978 and 2009. Graham (*1949 in Vancouver) uses a variety of media in these works, including books, video, sculptures, machines, paintings, photographs, installations, prints, and music; takes up key concepts of art history; and plays with problems of perception.

His works require viewers to come up with art-historical or theoretical associations. Graham derives his source material from Sigmund Freud, Edgar Allan Poe, Georg Büchner, Jeff Wall, and many others, while at the same time dealing with them in a respectful, yet ironic manner. One extensive group of works is based on the artist’s own unconventional library, and offers annotations, appendices, bookmarks, reading compendiums, as well as display furniture making stylistic reference to Donald Judd. This catalogue also features Graham’s paintings, which explore the myths surrounding classic modern painters such as Picasso and other masters.

ISBN 9783775725774
Quantity 1
Pages 168 pp. 120 color ills. 22.80 x 28.10 cm
Authors Grant Arnold, Tacita Dean, Julian Heynen, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Friedrich Meschede
Format Paperback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Rodney Graham
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Perception, myths, art history, Irony

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