Rachel Harrison: If I Did It

New York artist Rachel Harrison (b. 1966) combines pop-cultural fragments with hand-made, painted forms to make inter-media sculptures, which in turn form installations.  The art critic Johanna Burton has compared the multi-faceted sculptures with a stream of lava traveling along the cultural landscape, concealing, engulfing and preserving. But in spite of all their playfulness, they display references to classical themes and work categories of the 20th century, including minimalism.  The artist cautiously resumes the discourse concerning space, plinth, material and the potential for contemplation of monolithic works, and brings the specifically sculptural hierarchies into question, presenting us with her version of a contemporary, self-reflexive sculpture.

Edited by
Heike Munder
Author(s)
John Kelsey
Heike Munder
Ellen Seifermann

 

English / German 
ISBN: 978-3-905770-56-8

September 2007

Softcover, 238 x 286 mm
152 pages
Images 108 color

 

Published by JRP|Ringier and in collaboration with Kunsthalle Nürnberg.

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60.00 CHF

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