What about Power? Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture


What about Power? Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture


24 × 18 cm | 7 × 9 in
35 ills | 72 pages

Editors: Mary Ceruti, Ruba Katrib

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What about Power? is the second book in our three-part Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture series, which explores a range of thematics within the field of contemporary sculptural art perspectives that examine the contemporary intersections of power and sculpture. From ritual to monument, sculpture is embedded within various power dynamics, whether political, spiritual, erotic or otherwise.

Sculpture’s relationship to power is distinct, as it is engaged with particular spatial and physical realms hinged on considerations of architecture and the body.

The book reflects on themes of will, subjugation, desire, fetish and scale, and reflects on the way these relationships have shifted throughout time. The contributors to this publication speak to where they stand now, asking: what are the power dynamics around sculpture today?

Comprising essays, short reflections and images throughout, What about Power? is a comprehensive and insightful exploration, with contributions from an international assemblage of artists, writers, art historians and curators working in the field.

Contributors include Heman Chong, Malik Gaines, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jumana Manna and Carissa Rodriguez.

This title is published in partnership with SculptureCenter.