This sumptuous catalogue by Christine Y. Kim and Rujeko Hockley, accompanies a major mid-career survey of Mehretu’s work that opens at the Whitney Museum in June 2019. Designed to allow close viewing of Mehretu’s vast canvases, it features lush reproductions of her paintings in their entirety, as well as numerous full-page details. Accompanying rich images of work from throughout her career are numerous essays by leading curators, scholars, and writers. Long overdue, this magnificent volume pays tribute to an artist whose work and process intermingle in a unique and important examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement.
The book is dedicated to the pioneering Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, who died before he could complete his contribution, but whose global engagement animates many of its other essays.
|Hardcover exhibition catalogue. 320 pp. 9-3/4" x 10-5/8"|