Sharon Hayes (Pre-order)

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Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jeannine Tang, Lanka Tattersall


Price: USD$49.95

The first comprehensive publication to capture Hayes's unique blend of performance and social engagement which has been at the forefront of questions of feminist history, queer time, and protest culture for over a decade

American artist Sharon Hayes uses photography, film, video, sound, performance, and text to interrogate the intersections between the personal and collective sphere. Her deeply affective and queer approach to history and politics draws particular attention to the language of twentieth-century activism as well as drama, anthropology, and journalism.

This book is the first to feature all of Hayes's most significant projects, from the ten-hour performance My Fellow American 1981-1988 to her Monument Lab addressing the absence of monuments to women in Philadelphia.

A professor of fine art at the University of Pennsylvania, Hayes's work has been shown at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 12 in Kassel, and the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as in the most prestigious museums around the world. Her re-examination of protest, speech, and history is one of the most powerful reflections of the complexity and the urgency of our times.

Sharon Hayes is the latest addition to the acclaimed Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series.


Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 160 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714873466

Julia Bryan-Wilson is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeannine Tang is an art historian and critic who regularly contributes to Artforum, Theory, Culture & Society, and Afterimage.

Lanka Tattersall is assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Mark Bradford
Trevor Paglen
Frank Stella
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Jimmie Durham


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