Shahryar Nashat: Keep Begging

Shahryar Nashat: Keep Begging
Library Shelf Location 18.NASH
Publication Date 2021

The new shapes and sentiments that spill out from artist Shahryar Nashat’s artistic output of the last eight years. Bodies function, fight and fail. People bear witness to these processes every day, actively and passively, in the flesh and on-screen. But bodies are also unruly: they desire and shapeshift and betray. This oscillation between the realities of mortal progression and everything that transpires in those indeterminate zones serves as the basis for the visceral practice of Swiss artist Shahryar Nashat (born 1975).

This monograph surveys Nashat’s artistic output of the last eight years. The book is copublished by Kunsthalle Basel and Swiss Institute, where Nashat had solo exhibitions. But, while the two exhibitions are the occasion for publishing this book, the contents here far surpass them: twelve of Nashat’s works made between 2012 and 2020 are examined across six essays and one conversation, each of which forges a new reading of what is at stake in the artist’s oeuvre.

ISBN 9791280579058
Pages 260pp, 20.5 x 28.5 cm
Editor Laura McLean-Ferris
Authors Negar Azimi, Jordan Carter, Elena Filipovic, Huw Lemmey, Adam Linder, Laura McLean-Ferris, Aram Moshayedi, Hamza Walker
Format Hardback
Publishers Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art, New York, Kunsthalle Basel
Related Artists Shahryar Nashat, Simon Castets
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Sculpture, Video, Film and video art

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