The Master Plan
Claire Doherty (Ed.)
Spurred by a public art commission for the British resort town of Weston- super-Mare, part of a national initiative to promote seaside revitalization, artist Stephen Hodge looks at the very notion of “the master plan.” Working with artistic collective Wrights & Sites, Hodge has put together a publication of reconnaissance material collected while researching their permanent commission ‘Everything you need to build a town is here’. In particular, the unpublished transcript of a 1947 meeting for post-war redevelopment acts as a catalyst for a visual exploration of regeneration from the ‘fantastic acropolis’ of Portmeirion to SimCity. Hodge annotates this transcript with historical and contemporary newspaper cuttings, found material and photographs, and concludes with conversation exploring regeneration as an inspiration and hindrance for contemporary artists.
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Since first exhibiting in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, Evan Holloway has earned a reputation as one of the most inventive sculptors of his generation. Looking at the legacies of modernism, while also engaging ideas and methods from a diverse range of cultural sources, Holloway’s sculptures are a corporeal amalgamation of mathematical, alphabetical, and geometric systems, color spectrum charts, and 3D diagrams of social structures that are simultaneously comic, delicate, brute and earnest. The works featured are grouped thematically ‘phenomena’, ‘figuration’, ‘metasculpture’, ‘indexes’, ‘reversal’—to highlight the crosscurrents of Holloway’s diverse body of work. In this first monograph on Holloway’s work, over 100 full-color images are accompanied by an introductory text by Ralph Rugoff, an in-depth look at three experimental projects by Liz Kotz, and an interview by critic Bruce Hainley.
9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches/ 192 pp/ 140 color
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