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The Way of the Shovel

Edited by Dieter Roelstraete

$45.00

Bringing together a diverse range of international artists who explore the theme of melding archival and experiential modes of storytelling—particularly in the wake of 9/11—The Way of the Shovel showcases somes of the most intriguing art of the past decade.

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Contemporary artists have increasingly been basing their work on archival research, all in the name of questioning historical truth. Bringing together a diverse range of international artists who explore the theme of melding archival and experiential modes of storytelling—particularly in the wake of 9/11—The Way of the Shovel showcases somes of the most intriguing art of the past decade. The featured artworks take various forms—historical accounts, documents, physical and metaphorical acts of excavating and unearthing, memorials, reconstructions, reenactments, and testimonies—while essays by leading scholars Sophie Berrebi, Bill Brown, Diedrich Diederichsen, exhibition curator Dieter Roelstraete, and Ian Alden Russell, present philosophical arguments about the subjects of history and the archive as well as cultural analysis and insight into the “archaeological imaginary.” Together, they make The Way of the Shovel indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the forces driving contemporary art.

Includes work from:
Pamela Bannos
Lene Berg
Mariana Castillo Deball
Phil Collins
Moyra Davey
Tacita Dean
Mark Dion
Stan Douglas
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Cyprien Gaillard
Rachaël Grisey
Scott Hocking
Rebecca Keller
Daniel Knorr
Joachim Koester
Aleksander Komarov
Susanne Kriemann
Jason Lazarus
Jean-Luc Moulène
Deimantas Narkevičius
Sophie Nys
Gabriel Orozco
Michael Rakowitz
Steve Rowell
Anri Sala
David Schutter
Simon Starling
Hito Steyerl
Tony Tasset
Zin Taylor
Shellburne Thurber
Ana Torfs
Siebren Versteeg

Additional Information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 x 1 x 9 in