Adrian Ghenie : Darwin's Room Paperback / softback
At this year's Venice Biennale, the Romanian Pavilion in the Giardini showcases Darwin's Room, an exhibition of paintings by Adrian Ghenie.
The title refers not only to a recent series of superb portraits of (and self-portraits as) the great British naturalist, but also to Ghenie's exploration of twentieth-century history as an "evolutionary laboratory," with the seminal ideologies as "species" fighting for survival-a fascinating interweaving of past and future histories.
In just a few years, Ghenie has developed a unique artistic language, combining a spontaneous, sensual, multilayered "joie de peindre" with a keen reflection on how the contemporary is shaped by memory and desire.
This handsome book assembles all paintings presented in Venice and a wealth of essays and interviews that underline Ghenie's standing as one of the most significant painters of his generation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Hatje Cantz
- Publication Date: 03/07/2015
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9783775740135