Mel Chin

€ 39.80

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Mel Chin

Text(s) by Miranda Lash, Patricia Covo Johnson, Eleanor Heartney, Patricia C. Phillips, Andrei Codrescu, Lisa A. Crossman, Herb Tam, graphic design by Harald Prigdar, ed. Miranda Lash, New Orleans Museum of Art

English

2014. 240 pp., 147 ills.

hardcover

24.50 x 29.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3594-0

Extensive investigation of the American multimedia artist's entire oeuvre

The oeuvre of Mel Chin (* 1952 in Houston) encompasses a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, drawing, painting, land art, and performance art. Eschewing a trademark style, the common thread through Chin’s practice is his conceptual rigor, thoughtful historicism, and concern for social justice. His land-based works such as Revival Field from the early 1990s and Operation Paydirt (2008-ongoing), garnered significant international press for presenting the science of soil remediation as an art form.

Challenging the traditional concept of a retrospective as a linear presentation of a single individual’s work over time, the publication celebrates the artist’s practice of constant evolution, re-examination, and collaboration. The catalogue will also include an extensive illustrated chronology of his career.

Exhibition: New Orleans Museum of Art, February 21–May 25, 2014 | And further venues

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