Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art
Engaging the visceral and the cognitive, this timely book assembles 28 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith.
At a time when society seems to have given up believing in facts, relying on a sense of “blind faith” instead, the body and mind binary has gained considerable importance in contemporary art. Thought-provoking texts as well as stunning visual material of works by some of today’s most acclaimed young artists are brought together in this highly original volume that investigates issues of the body and mind in a moment when “reality” has become an increasingly loaded term. Artists included in the book are Ed Atkins, Kader Attia, Olga Balema, Melanie Bonajo, Mariechen Danz, Cécile B. Evans, Andrea Éva Györi, Benedikt Hipp, Nicholas Hlobo, Marguerite Humeau, KAYA, Hanne Lippard, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Jon Rafman, Mary Reid Kelley, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Raphael Sbrzesny, Jeremy Shaw, Teresa Solar Abboud, Jol Thomson, and David Zink Yi.