Making and Unmaking - the exhibition catalogue from Camden Arts Centre available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Making and Unmaking

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A handsome book looking at the rituals of making that underpin an artist’s work

From Bauhaus jewellery and West African textiles to contemporary portraiture and sculpture, this companion book an exhibition curated by the ground-breaking fashion designer Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre in London explores the rituals of making that underpin an artist’s work.

Olowu selects material by over 50 artists, including rarely seen works by Anni Albers, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili and Irving Penn, as well as newer paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

By setting up unexpected dialogues between historic and contemporary artists working in a myriad of media – textile, painting, sculpture, photography and collage – Olowu reveals a shared preoccupation with themes of gender, race, beauty, sexuality and the body.

The volume includes an in-depth conversation between Olowu and Glenn Ligon, and texts by Jennifer Higgie and Shanay Jhaveri, which together highlight the intricate layers of history and place that influence the making of art.

  • Authors: Jennifer Higgie, Shanay Jhaveri and Duro Olowu
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Date published: June 2016
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1909932272
  • Dimensions: 23.0 x 16.5 cm

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