Ed Atkins (b. UK, 1982) is considered one of the most prominent artists of his generation. His performances, drawings, films and writings explore how contemporary modes of self-representation — from bathetic poetry to computer-generated animation — attempt to do justice to humanity’s powerfully emotional and embodied experience.
This catalogue accompanies a collaborative exhibition developed by Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. With new essays by editors Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio as well as by Irene Calderoni and Chiara Vecchiarelli, the book contains a scholarly timeline and an anthology including a selection of Atkins’ unpublished writings.
The book also presents critical texts by Kirsty Bell, Melissa Gronlund, Martin Herbert, Leslie Jamison, Joe Luna, Jeff Nagy, Mike Sperlinger, and Patrick Ward and interviews by Katie Guggenheim, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, and Richard Whitby.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio, editors
Publication date: September 2017
ISBN 978-88-572- 3389-5
hardcover, 240 pages, 24 x 28 cm
200 colour illustrations
Retail price: £ 38.00 € 45,00 US $50.00 CAN $67.50