Small sized catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Concrete Islands, curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, from November 2016 till January 2017. The selection of works offers a poetic investigation into the intersection of words and objects. Inspired by Marcel Broodthaers’ 1964 sculpture Pense-Bête in which the artist took the unsold copies of one of his books of poetry and encased them in plaster creating an object that literally solidified poetry into a concrete form, Concrete Islands posits the question: where does language end and the world begin? With works by Marcel Broodthaers, Joseph Beuys, Henri Chopin, Irma Blank, Alighiero Boetti, Mark Leckey, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Michael Dean, Michael E. Smith, Jimmie Durham, Bas Jan Ader, Mark Manders, Robert Filliou, Martin Boyce, and Dom Sylvester Houédard.
Text by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath
Softback: 43 pages
Publisher: Roma Publications / Kayne Griffin Corcoran (2016)
ISBN : 978-9-491843-84-6