Christopher Williams: Model 38
This artist's book was made on the occasion of the exhibition Christopher Williams: Footwear (Adapted for Use).
Artists: Christopher Williams
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in | 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Status: Not Available
In the 1970s, Christopher Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation’s leading conceptualists. Williams’s work is a critical investigation of the medium of photography and more broadly the vicissitudes of industrial culture, in particular its structures of representation and classification. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist manipulates the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and ultimately the history of Modernism. Deeply political, historical, and sometimes personal, the photographs are meant to evoke a subtle shift in our perception by questioning the communication mechanisms and aesthetic conventions that influence our understanding of reality.
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