An exciting new series coming from the Barbican Gallery, The Curve Series 23 features a single body of work by one artist in tandem with an installation in their noted “Curve” exhibition space. In this inaugural volume Swiss artist Roman Signer’s use of the kayak, a symbol and form he has employed in his work for over 30 years, provides the jumping-off point. The red kayak in the current installation Slow Movement (2015), towed by a rope suspended from the ceiling, navigates the 300-foot-long gallery as if moving through a canal. Signer is well known for his “action sculptures” and sculptural installations plus videos that push everyday objects and situations to absurd ends. This slender volume of color photographs documenting Signer’s kayak installations over the years is bookended with an essay by art writer Rachel Withers and an interview with the artist by editor and teacher David Signer. This is a series to pay attention to!
Hardcover / 7 x 9 3/4 inches / 48 pp / 29 color
Retail Price: $15.95
BARBICAN ART GALLERY, LONDON