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Ofili, Chris, born 1968

Chris Ofili : night and day / Massimiliano Gioni ; with contributions by Glenn Ligon, Minna Moore Ede, Alicia Ritson, Matthew Ryder, Robert Storr, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye ; exhibition organized by Massimiliano Gioni with Gary Carrion-Murayari and Margot Norton.

Additional Title(s):

Night and day

New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli : New Museum, [2014]
Physical Description:
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.Of5 A12 2014 (LC) Oversize
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Catalog of an exhibition held at New Museum, New York, October 29, 2014 - February 1, 2015.
Includes bibliographical references.
"A major survey including new and celebrated works by Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. Set to accompany the first major museum show in the United States of contemporary British artist Chris Ofili, this richly illustrated volume surveys two decades of artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration to yield hybrid juxtapositions of high and low culture. Best known for intricately constructed works featuring beadlike dots of paint, elephant dung, and images culled from popular media, Ofili's unique lexicon combines African culture, Western art history, and hip-hop music, spanning a wide variety of sources which include the Bible, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and William Blake's poems. Animated by exotic characters, outlandish landscapes, and folkloric myths, Ofili's most recent work resonates with references to the paintings of Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin. This compelling new book offers a fresh perspective on the artist's vital practice, which both celebrates and calls into question the power of images and their ability to address fundamental questions of representation"-- Publisher's website.
Subject Terms:
Art, British -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Ofili, Chris / 1968- / Exhibitions.
Ofili, Chris, 1968- -- Exhibitions.
Painting / Great Britain / 21st century / Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Ausstellung -- New York (State) -- New York -- 2014.
Gioni, Massimiliano, editor, curator.
Ligon, Glenn, 1960- writer of supplementary textual content.
Carrion-Murayari, Gary, curator.
Norton, Margot, curator.
New Museum (New York, N.Y.), host institution.