Mark Godfrey, Susie Boyt, and Bob Stanley
160 pp col. throughout 11.5 x 8.5 in hardcover
$39.00 Can. $39.00 U.S.
Published to accompany a multi-venue event in the artist’s home town of Vancouver, this publication offers a rare look into the world’s largest private collection of Graham’s work. Dubbed “the summer of Rodney Graham” by The Globe and Mail’s Marsha Lederman, Rennie Collection lent works to the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, and the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, thereby creating one of the largest ever public showings of the artist’s multidisciplinary works. Anchored by a major scholarly essay by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, and accompanied by dozens of full-page colour illustrations of Graham’s works including a 40-foot-high wall of recent paintings, the book also features a creative fiction by novelist Susie Boyt, a music essay by author Bob Stanley, as well as a 7” vinyl with two musical tracks from a jam session featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth that took place in Rodney’s Graham’s basement.
Rodney Graham’s solo exhibitions include Sammlung Goetz, Munich (2015); Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver (2014); Vancouver Art Gallery (2012); Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2011); Museu d’art contemporani de Barcelona (2010); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2004); and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, (2002). He has participated in the Carnegie International (2013), the 13th, 14th and 17th Sydney Biennales, the Whitney Biennial (2006) and the Biennale d’Art contemporain de Lyon (2003). He represented Canada at the 47th Venice Biennale (1997) and was awarded two of Canada’s highest honours in the visual arts: the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2004) and the Audain Prize (2011).
Mark Godfrey is Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and author of Abstraction and the Holocaust (Yale, 2007) and Alighiero e Boetti (Yale, 2011). Susie Boyt writes about Life and Arts in the Financial Times. Her latest novel The Small Hours is published by Virago. Bob Stanley writes for The Guardian and the New Statesman. His book Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop was the Sunday Times Music Book of the Year in 2013.In English and French.