Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Ed.)
Botanical Drift explores the hermeneutics, historicization, semiotics, and symbiosis of plant diversification, species cultivation, and environmental destruction—past and present, extant and extinct—around the globe. Plant histories are explored as commodities, and as colonial and decolonial devices by signi cant and diverse feminist, art-historical, and anthropological voices—from Germaine Greer to Herman de Vries. Curators Petra Lange-Berndt and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll began their research by staging a “physical drift” inside the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, where invited artists, curators, and historians shared performances, dance, readings, and interventions. In the final publication, the Kew Gardens events are joined with historical writings, research, and photo essays that attempt to reinvigorate the ancient role of the feminine force to discover our balance with nature. Contributions by David Edward Allen and Maria Buzhor, Rebecca Anderson, Bergit Arends and Sunoj D, Connie Butler and Hazel Dowling, Caroline Cornish and Mark Nesbitt, Alfred Döblin, Natasha eaton, Germaine Greer, Kim Berit Heppelmann, emma Waltraud Howes, Melanie Jackson, Alana Jelinek, Philip Kerrigan, Kay Evelina Lewis-Jones, Claire Loussouarn, Wietske Maas, natasha Myers, Matteo Pasquinelli, Raqs Media Collective, and Herman de Fries.
240 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $29.95
A tight selection of new drawings by noted British artist Cecily Brown (b. 1969) are featured in her challenging new monograph Shipwreck. These extraordinary works of wrecked ships—frantic and prone bodies—carefully illuminate the tensions between the past and present. Brown notes that her inspiration comes from Eugène Delacroix’s shipwreck paintings, as well as one of the most feted paintings in the world, Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa (1818–19). These works push to the forefront of our minds the images that we see everyday on our screens, of refugees attempting (and sometimes failing) to survive sea voyages. Today, it seems more important than ever for galleries to show work that draws attention to images and stories that we think we know so well and need not or cannot look at or think of again. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Cecily Brown: Shipwreck Drawings at The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, UK (november 2017–April, 2018). This is the third monograph of Brown’s artwork with Ridinghouse, UK.
12 x 8 ¾ in. / 80 pp / 33 color
Retail Price: $45.00
THOMAS DANE GALLERY, LONDON