Slapstick Formalism: Brad Downey

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Brad Downey is a Berlin-based, Kentucky-born artist who has made radical and inspiring artworks all across the globe. This book presents the first full assessment of his works: sculptures, architecture, performances, installations, lms, drawings, collages, and activism, all inspired by the objects and activities of daily life. With humour, sensitivity, and insight, Downey examines the fabric of our cities and our forgotten margins and disputed borders. In doing so, he weaves new narratives into their chaotic patterns and makes vague the divisions between art and the everyday. Through an abundance of texts, photos, film-stills, drawings, sketches, collages, portraits and self-portraits, Downey becomes comprehensible as both a conceptual and a performative artist who is not the least bit concerned about the distinction between high- and lowbrow culture. In addition, the wealth of collaborative productions that is shown in this book and that distinguishes and informs Downey’s own artistic practice, opens up a view of the broad and international network in which the artist operates across the globe.
ISBN 9789188369178. Dokument Press.
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Brad Downey is a Berlin-based, Kentucky-born artist who has made radical and inspiring artworks all across the globe. This book presents the first full assessment of his works: sculptures, architecture, performances, installations, lms, drawings, collages, and activism, all inspired by the objects and activities of daily life. With humour, sensitivity, and insight, Downey examines the fabric of our cities and our forgotten margins and disputed borders. In doing so, he weaves new narratives into their chaotic patterns and makes vague the divisions between art and the everyday. Through an abundance of texts, photos, film-stills, drawings, sketches, collages, portraits and self-portraits, Downey becomes comprehensible as both a conceptual and a performative artist who is not the least bit concerned about the distinction between high- and lowbrow culture. In addition, the wealth of collaborative productions that is shown in this book and that distinguishes and informs Downey’s own artistic practice, opens up a view of the broad and international network in which the artist operates across the globe.
  • Author
    Brad Downey
  • Publisher
    Dokument Press
  • Release
    October 2018
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    432 pages, 600 illustrations. 24 x 32 cm
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