Suffering from Realness (Hardcover)

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By Denise Markonish, Jesse Ball (Contributions by), Solmaz Sharif (Contributions by), Saul Williams (Contributions by), Andy Campbell (Contributions by)
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Contemporary artists examine the human condition from all sides in this riveting collection of American art that questions how we represent ourselves in the 21st century.

In an age of national divisiveness, artists are creating moments of political resistance while also trying to forge paths towards reconciliation. This exciting and provocative collection shows how fifteen US-based multi-disciplinary artists are addressing the complexity of the 21st century. Jeffrey Gibson weaves together European and Native American cultures; performance artist Cassils constructs images of resistance in the Trans community; Hayv Kahraman examines diasporic culture and the effect of being a refugee in America. Together these artists create a national collective portrait of a country at odds. This book examines the human condition from all sides and strives to show how acting together against suffering can lead to a new version of realness.
Copublished by MASS MoCA and DelMonico Books

About the Author

DENISE MARKONISH is Curator at MASS MoCA, where her recent exhibits include Nick Cave: Until and a survey of contemporary Canadian art.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783791358192
ISBN-10: 3791358197
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English