Stan Douglas, Past imperfect: Works 1986-2007

Stan Douglas, Past imperfect: Works 1986-2007
Library Shelf Location 18.DOUG
Publication Date 2008
Description This volume assembles a range of photography and 14 moving-image pieces from the course of Stan Douglas's career. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, born in Vancouver in 1960, the book is arranged according to different potential readings of Douglas's work and his interpretations of history, film and music. The artworks are redolent with allusions to the suppressed and the failed, lost Modernist utopias from the autonomous subject to government housing. For example, Le Detroit looks at the "haunted castle" in its modern variant, the project high-rise. Pursuit, Fear, Catastrophe: Ruskin B.C. refers to silent film and the mechanical piano; Win, Place or Show crosses 1950s home decor with 1960s television; and Evening traces the inception of infotainment in the outgoing 1960s. Douglas is represented in New York by David Zwirner gallery. His work was recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Studio Museum, Harlem.
ISBN 9783775720212
Quantity 1
Pages 223
Editors Hans D Christ, Iris Dressler
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Stan Douglas
Categories Photography, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keyword Fear
Artist's Nationality Canadian
Language English

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