Five years of Nina Canell's sculptural work, documented and generously illustrated in color.
Cable cuts, energetics, and gunk: moving back and forth between a group of core subjects, Reflexologies converts the past five years of Nina Canell's sculptural work into a 384-page book. It is interrupted throughout by a lagged conversation and three new texts: Martin Herbert reflects on subsea cable stumps and the generative potential of gaps; Jennifer Teets considers flexible pneus and viscous processes; and Robin Watkins tackles a slow real-time collaboration. Images have been grouped in a loosely chronological sequence, allowing exhibition views to fold out into parallel trajectories that emphasize Canell's ongoing preoccupation with the configuration and breakdown of material relations.
Martin Herbert, Jennifer Teets, Robin Watkins (+ a transcribed conversation between Alexander R. Galloway and Nicole Starosielski)
About the Author
Nina Canell is a sculptor and installation artist born in Växjö, Sweden, and educated at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Dublin. She currently lives and works in Berlin.
Martin Herbert is a writer and critic based in Berlin. He is associate editor of ArtReview and contributes regularly to international art journals. He is the author of Mark Wallinger, The Uncertainty Principle (Sternberg Press), and Tell Them I Said No (Sternberg Press).