The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2015, Vol. No 1
Yto Barrada, Vol. No 2
The constructed nature of history and its sediments is the subject of this double catalog documenting the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2015 exhibition. Echoing the show’s theme, two artist books bound together function as a sculptural object through connecting fonts and contrasting paper stock. Prize-winner Moroccan artist Yto Barrada’s work is the subject of the first book. Investigating a paleontology exhibition in Morocco, she focuses on the fabrication of historic objects in the context of modern-day museology. Similarly, provocative works by the three short-listed artists comprise the second book in which proposals by Indian film artist Sarnath Banerjee, Berlin-based Iranian artist Setareh Shahbazi and Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh are presented with brief artist interviews. Together these projects explore how in our contemporary world of hyper-mediation, history as a constructed sphere is constantly in flux.
6 1/2 x 9 & 8 x 10 1/2 inches / 232 pp
14 b&w and 133 color
Retail Price: $36.00
ABRAAJ GROUP, LONDON