The World According to Roger Ballen


Published to coincide with Roger Ballen’s first major French exhibition, opening on 10 September 2019 at the Halle Saint Pierre, Paris.


ISBN: 9780500545218 Category:

Roger Ballen, Professor Colin Rhodes


The World According to Roger Ballen, co-authored with Colin Rhodes, looks at Ballen’s career in the wider cultural context beyond photography, including his connections with and collections of Art Brut. It features photographs selected from across Ballen’s career, along with installations created exclusively for the exhibition at Halle Saint Pierre and photographs of objects and works from Ballen’s own collection of Art Brut.

Organized thematically, with texts by Colin Rhodes and an introduction and interview with Ballen by Martine Lusardy (the Director of the Halle Saint Pierre), The World According to Roger Ballen is both a catalogue of the first, major exhibition of Ballen’s work in France and an exploration of Ballen’s positioning within and connections to the wider context of modern and contemporary art.

Additional information

Weight 1543 g
Dimensions 25.3 x 31.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 October 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Martine Lusardy
Dimensions 25.3 x 31.3 cm
Weight 1543 g


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Roger Ballen is one of the most important and distinctive art photographers working today. His previous books with Thames & Hudson include Asylum of The Birds, The Theatre of Apparitions and Ballenesque. Colin Rhodes is Dean of Kingston School of Art. His previous books include Outsider Art and Primitivism, both published by Thames & Hudson in the World of Art series.