Rodney Graham. Through the Forest

Rodney Graham. Through the Forest

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‘Through the Forest' refers to a key phrase from C. R. Müller's English translation of Lenz, the only prose piece by the German playwright Georg Büchner, which deals with the Romantic theme of being lost in the forest. Like a forest with areas of light and shade, this catalogue offers a vision of the complex artistic and personal development of Rodney Graham, through his literary appropriations, films, photographs and pictorial works.

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year of publication
2010
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Printed
illustrations
107
design
Designed by Filiep Tacq
pages
168
editorial policy
Exhibitions
editions
Spa 978-84-92505-23-4 , Cat 978-84-92505-24-1 , Eng 978-3-7757-2577-4
year of publication
2010
support
Printed
pages
168
illustrations
107
editorial policy
Exhibitions
design
Designed by Filiep Tacq
editions
Spa 978-84-92505-23-4 , Cat 978-84-92505-24-1 , Eng 978-3-7757-2577-4
artist
Rodney Graham
Abbotsford
1949
Rodney Graham was born in Abbotsford, a small town in British Columbia, Canada in 1949. In 1964 moved to Vancouver with his family, where he has lived and worked. From 1968 to 1971 he studied Art History and Anthropology, and also English and French literature. The keys to understanding his early works can be found in his friendship with the Vancouver circle – which included figures such as Ken Lum, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace – and his interest in literature. Graham uses texts, books and references from Western culture (Freud, Poe, Melville, etc.) to reflect on the foundations of the knowledge that underlies the way we perceive the world. His works make reference to the philosophical and cultural systems that made the Enlightenment and Modernity possible. They are objectual sculptures with photographs, film, video and music, which are based on cultural appropriation or what he prefers to call “indexation”. Rodney Graham’s works can be found in the public collections of major galleries including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Vancouver Art Gallery.
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