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Cerith Wyn Evans (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

Cerith Wyn Evans (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

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Publication Date: November 29th, 2023
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
ISBN:
9781838661939
Pages:
160
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Description

A definitive and timely monograph celebrating the work of ground-breaking conceptual artist Cerith Wyn Evans

Cerith Wyn Evans is one of today's most respected and acclaimed sculptors. Born in Wales and educated through his first language of Welsgh, his work reflects his fascination with  literature, film, music, and philosophy. Evans is an artist interested in language and how this can be perceived in spatial terms.

Originally an experimental filmmaker, in the 1990s Evans started creating sculptures and installations defined by poetic conceptualism and elegant aesthetic forms. Often made of neon light, his pieces subtly disrupt existing systems of communication, either through the subversion and alteration of given spatial forms or by adopting a communal rather than a singular, authoritarian voice.

In 2003 Evans represented Wales at the country’s inaugural pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale. This book, the first comprehensive study dedicated to his work, includes contributions by luminaries such as the former Guggenheim Chief, Nancy Spector and the 2011 Venice Biennale director, Daniel Birnbaum, together with a previously unpublished text by Evans himself.

About the Author

Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London.

Nancy Spector is a curator and writer based in New York.

Daniel Birnbaum is the Director of Acute Art in London.