Published on the occasion of the exhibition Walead Beshty, at Malmö Konsthall, February 18 - May 1, 2011 and at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, June 23 - October 2, 2011.
In-between time has always been central to Walead Beshty's work, be it depopulated modernist housing developments that sit precariously between evacuation and demolition ("Excursionist views"), plants, weeds, and vegetation contained within isolated highway medians ("Island Flora"), or abandoned shopping malls ("American Passages"). More recently, this engagement with the in-between has grown into a means of production, making use of such mundance procedures as air travel or sending a package, activities that usually recede into the background of an artist's productive life.
This first edition reference monograph, realized in close collaboration with the artist, presents a 10-year overview of Walead Beshty’s approach to photographic and sculptural representation. Alongside with new commissioned essays by Suzanne Hudson, Nicolas Bourriaud, as well as a conversation between Bob Nickas and Walead Beshty.
"Walead Beshty: From Photography" by Suzanne Hudson
"Open Source" Walead Beshty in Conversation with Bob Nickas
"Walead Beshty and Prosopopoeia" by Nicolas Bourriaud
Softcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in.160 pages (97 color, 97 b&w)
Published by JRP|Ringier © 2011