Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings

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Pub Date: 08/07/2018

Pages: 304

Trim: 7 x 10

Publisher: Black Dog Press

Imprint: Black Dog Press

ISBN 13: 9781910433270

ISBN 10: 1910433276

Price: $39.95 / $51.99 CAN

Category: ART / Individual Artists / Monographs

Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings

By Krzysztof Wodiczko, Rosalyn Deutsche

Price: $39.95

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About the Book

Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings is a comprehensive collection of writings by the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko spanning from the 1970s to the present day. Known for his large-scale, politically charged video and slide projections onto prominent architectural structures, this publication explores the development of Wodiczko’s political, theoretical and social motivations in relation to his practice. These writings encompass the artist's ongoing critique of public space and his argument for the integral role that art plays in challenging the institutionalised and national narratives inscribed in the architecture of urban environments, and therefore in the democratic process. Working with marginalised city residents since the 1980s as active, critical democratic agents, Wodizcko explores the political and psychological potential of "fearless" or parrhesiastic speaking in the reanimation of our public spaces and monuments.

Krzysztof Wodiczko is Professor in Residence at Harvard University and was awarded the Hiroshima Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace.

About the Book

Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings is a comprehensive collection of writings by the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko spanning from the 1970s to the present day. Known for his large-scale,...

Author

Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland and is currently Professor in Residence of Art, Design, and the Public Domain at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Wodiczko has realised more than 70 public projections in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. He participated in the Cold War Modern (V&A) and the Sleeping and Dreaming (Wellcome Trust) exhibitions in London in 2008. He was awarded the Hiroshima Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace. He has previously published Krzysztof Wodiczko and The City of Refuge with Black Dog Publishing.

He lives in Massachusetts, USA