Geoffrey Farmer: Let's Make the Water Turn Black

The artistic practice of Geoffrey Farmer (*1967, Vancouver, BC; lives and works in Vancouver) integrates forms of collecting and scholarship employed by cultural historians, and draws on a diverse repertoire. After extensive research, the artist builds collections that unite aspects of visual art, literature, music, politics, history, and sociology, which crystallize in sprawling theatrical installations.
This publication, offers a detailed insight in Geoffrey Farmer’s complex installation Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, and contextualizes it with his other script-based sculptural and kinetic works since the early 1990s, with contributions by Kathy Noble, Michael Turner, Aram Moshayedi, and Jan Verwoert as well as a preface by the editors.

In 2012, Geoffrey Farmer contributed his Leaves of Grass (2012) to Documenta 13; in 2011, he participated in the 12th International Istanbul Biennial. His work has been on display in numerous solo shows, as well as at REDCAT, Los Angeles, and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (both 2011). Farmer also participated in the project The Garden of Forking Paths (2011), initiated by the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

Published with Nottingham Contemporary; Kunstverein Hamburg and Pérez Art Museum, Miami.

Edited by
Heike Munder
Alex Farquharson
Bettina Steinbrügge
Tobias Ostrander

Kathy Noble
Michael Turner
Aram Moshayedi
Jan Verwoert

ISBN: 978-3-03764-343-3
October 2013
Softcover, 212 x 292 mm
104 pages
Images 84 color / 7 b/w

Published by JRP|Ringier

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