Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope - the exhibition catalogue from Yale University Art Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope

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A beautiful book exploring artists in exile from the 19th century to the present day

This handsome book, which accompanies an exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery, offers a wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated study of exiled artists from the 19th century through the present day, with notable attention to individuals who have often been relegated to the margins of publications on exile in art history. The artworks featured here, including photography, paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture, present an expanded view of the conditions of exile—forced or voluntary—as an agent for both trauma and ingenuity.

The introduction outlines the history and perception of exile in art over the past 200 years, and the book’s four sections explore its aesthetic impact through the themes of home and mobility, nostalgia, transfer and adjustment, and identity. Essays and catalogue entries in each section showcase diverse artists, including not only European ones—like Jacques-Louis David, Paul Gauguin, George Grosz, and Kurt Schwitters—but also female, African American, East Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern artists, such as Elizabeth Catlett, Harold Cousins, Mona Hatoum, Lotte Jacobi, An-My Lê, Matta, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Mu Xin, and Shirin Neshat. 

Winner of The Independent Publisher silver medal in the Fine Art category for 2018

  • Author: Frauke V Josenhans, Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery
  • Paperback: 272 pages | 174 colour images
  • Date published: November 2017
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300225709
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 20.8 cm

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