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Brad Downey│Slapstick Formalism

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432 pages
Text(s) by Brad Downey and Lukas Feireiss
31.8 x 24.1 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Dokument Press

Brad Downey is a Berlin-based, Kentucky-born artist who has made radical and inspiring artworks all across the globe. This 432 pages thick catalogue presents the first full assessment of these works: sculptures, architecture, performances, installations, films, drawings, collages, and activism, each having found its inspiration in the objects and activities of daily life.
With humour, sensitivity, and insight, Downey examines the fabric of our cities, our countryside, our holy sites, and our forgotten margins and disputed borders. In doing so, he weaves new narratives into their chaotic patterns and makes vague the divisions between art and the everyday.
This book was conceived in close collaboration with the artist, edited by Lukas Feireiss and contains texts by Jimmie Durham, Hrag Vartanian, Alain Bieber, Rafael Schacter, Matthew Murphy, Angelique Spaninks, Jennifer Thatcher, Marc Wellmann, and Ed Zipco.