Addenda to a Sequence of Appearances
Walead Beshty Studios Inc. at Dane Chantala Associates Ltd., 2009–2022
- Walead Beshty is a conceptual artist working across a variety of mediums who has exhibited his work at some of the world’s most renowned institutions. Though visually abstract, Beshty uses the term ‘concrete’ to emphasise that his artwork is not alienated from life
- The publication explores the many exhibitions that Walead Beshty has presented in collaboration with Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Turin and Naples and reflects on the artist’s motivations behind each project
- This unique monograph is itself an extension of Beshty’s artistic practice. Walead Beshty takes a semiotic approach to bookmaking with contributions from the book’s publisher Francis Atterbury, designer Billie Temple and Thomas Dane partner Francois Chantala. These feature alongside an essay by leading professor of Juridical Sociology Carlo De Rita
One of today’s leading conceptual artists, Los Angeles-based Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London) works across photography, sculpture and words. Self-referential, playful and imaginative, Addenda to a Sequence of Appearances documents his exhibitions with Thomas Dane Gallery across Europe and is a guide to the artist’s key bodies of work.
Uncovering processes is central to Beshty’s art. He deliberately incorporated marks made by oxidation and human touch into his FedEx copper works and Copper Surrogate works, as well as photographing the many individuals involved in his exhibitions in Industrial Portraits. The work that has gone into this substantial monograph, which features contributions from publisher Francis Atterbury, book designer Billie Temple and Thomas Dane partner Francois Chantala, is laid bare. Also presented is an insightful essay by leading professor of Juridical Sociology Carlo De Rita.
Adopting a semiotic approach to books as ‘not just a thing you hold, but something held in common’, Addenda to a Sequence of Appearances embraces the archetypal format, tropes and conventions of a traditional – if unorthodox – book, employing printing and publishing practices seldom seen in contemporary bookmaking.
- Hurtwood Press Ltd
- 16th Nov 2023
- USA & Canada
- 7 in x 8.25 in
- 216 Pages
- 143 color