Michael Joo — Joo – Signed

In stock
£120.00
OC6304
2007
280 x 225 mm (11 x 9 inches)
212pp
Hardback with 3 printed book ribbons
173 colour illustrations
Texts by Michael Joo and Bruce W. Ferguson, an interview between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Michael Joo and a conversation between Michael Joo and Paul Black
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN 1-904212-45-X
Joo is the first significant publication on the work of conceptual artist Michael Joo. He describes his work as ‘a complex network of non-hierarchic information’ that blends layers of meaning which trigger multiple associations. This book includes the artist’s extended captions alongside each project, providing insights about the contextualizing and practise of this American/Korean artist, ultimately giving this book a unique ‘notebook’ or ‘journal’ quality.

Working in a wide range of media including sculpture, installation, animation and performance-based video, Michael Joo frequently investigates themes that address issues of identity, counter-pointing an Eastern spiritualism with ‘a Western way’ of understanding the world. Often using a visual language which combines highly complex geometric and structural patterns with ‘real’ objects, bodily fluids, eggs and mosquitoes, Michael Joo’s ‘dualist’ structuring is inherent in his abstract theme’s - linear and cyclical, physical and metaphysical, real and unreal, natural and unnatural, ultimately emphasising the tension in the ongoing relationship between nature and scientific processes.

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