Photo by Liza Voll
This book accompanies a stunning exhibition of immersive installations that propose unexpected relationships between artworks and images across time and place. This book presents immersive artworks that bring together art, artifacts, and natural materials to create distinct models from each artist’s world. Employing the language of museum display, the artists chart the recurrence of forms and themes across cultures and history, to reveal unexpected relationships and affinities. The artists engage a variety of disciplines and subjects, such as dance, music, design, gender, sexuality, and technology. Among the artists included are Rosa Barba, Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, Christian Marclay, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Rosemarie Trockel, Goshka Macuga, and Sara VanDerBeek. This book’s essays offer new scholarship, extensive documentation and analysis of each artist’s works, and a compendium of historical exhibitions and artworks that serve as important precedents for the exhibition.