Tavares Strachan: There is Light Somewhere

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Major monograph accompanying the first UK exhibition of the Bahamian contemporary artist Tavares Strachan (b. 1979), one of the most urgently compelling, innovative and accomplished artists of his generation.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2024.

ISBN: 9781853323782 Category:

Description

Major monograph accompanying the first UK exhibition of the Bahamian contemporary artist Tavares Strachan (b. 1979), one of the most urgently compelling, innovative and accomplished artists of his generation.

‘Strachan’s work is filled with astonishments and surprise.’ – The best art and architecture shows to visit in 2024, The Guardian

This major monograph will focus on the highly inventive ways in which the Bahamian artist Tavares Strachan (b. 1979) has engaged with questions of cultural visibility and social inequity, through painting, sculpture and installation. A new interview with Ralph Rugoff and essays by Ekow Eshun and Maggie Cao will examine three key areas of Tavares’ work, each of which turns upside down conventional models of knowledge and education: ‘Exploration’ deals with the artist’s own role as an explorer as well as works that pay homage to pioneers who navigated unknown ideas and uncharted territories. ‘Invisibilty’ is centred on Strachan’s The Encyclopedia of Invisibility – an ongoing, 3,000-page publication and related sculptures and paintings that spotlight figures forgotten by history. ‘Remapping’ presents recent works that imaginatively remap the lost cultural connections between African diaspora people and traditional African societies. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the book also includes an Index of Characters, Chronology and Exhibition History.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 31 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 4 September 2024
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Ekow Eshun and Maggie Cao
Dimensions 23 x 31 cm
Weight 300 g

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Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery.

Ekow Eshun is a British writer and curator whose recent publication include In the Black Fantastic (2022) and The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure (2024).

Maggie Cao is a scholar of eighteenth and nineteenth-century American art in a global context. She studies the history of globalization with particular interest in intersections of art with histories of technology, natural science, and economics.