- ISBN 9780500093566
- 30.50 x 23.00 cm
- 456 Illustrations, 446 in colour
- First published 2011
‘… successfully negotiates the various themes throughout Wallinger’s oeuvre into a highly comprehensive and informative text’ – Aesthetica
'A first class text published to the usual exemplary standards of Thames & Hudson. A timely review of the YBA phenomenon accessed through one of its leading talents’ – State magazine
Mark Wallinger, winner of the Turner Prize in 2007, is one of the most thoughtful, unpredictable and acclaimed artists working in Britain.
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This is the first comprehensive monograph on Wallinger's work and surveys his career from the 1980s to today. He is revealed as an artist committed to making art that is not only conscientious and politically incisive but also brilliantly accessible and witty. The book is extensively illustrated with images of the work, including installation views and video stills.
Wallinger has become known as an artist who never repeats himself, and his art – driven by passions including sport, history, politics, science and poetry – has ranged from meticulous paintings of racehorses to the first public statue of Jesus Christ in England since the Reformation. However, certain themes and strategies thread through this dizzyingly diverse body of work that also includes photographs, videos and installations.
Extensive interviews with the artist give vital insights into his practice, thinking and working methods. The book also features Wallinger’s unrealized projects, a selection of his published and unpublished writings, a full exhibition history and bibliography. It provides a superb and definitive chronicle of the work of one of today’s most dynamic contemporary artists.
Martin Herbert’s writing has appeared in Artforum, frieze and Art Monthly, and in catalogues for institutions such as Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and associate editor of ArtReview.