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Stephen G. Rhodes: Apologies

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The sprawling installations of the American artist Stephen G. Rhodes (b. Houston, Texas, 1977; lives and works in Berlin and New Orleans) combine a variety of media and are based on historical and cultural sources. Rhodes creates distinctive restless and elliptical systems in which he addresses issues such as repression and trauma. For his first solo show at a European art institution at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Rhodes has realized a completely new installation drawing on the famous “Lecture on Serpent Ritual: A Travel Report” Aby Warburg (1866–1929) delivered in 1923 at the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in Kreuzlingen, where he was a patient. Warburg examined the serpent ritual of the Hopi in the perspectives of art history, religious studies, and anthropology, thus proclaiming a modern science of culture.

This first monograph on Stephen G. Rhodes gives a detailed insight into the artist’s work of the past ten years. This extensive retrospective/survey is complemented by essays from the perspectives of literary and media theory as well as film theory and the visual arts by Brian Price (associate professor of film and visual studies), John David Rhodes (reader in literature and visual culture, founding coeditor of the journal World Picture), Laurence A. Rickels (American literary and media theorist) and Keston Sutherland (poet and literary critic) and a conversation with the artist by Raphael Gygax (Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).

Edited by
Heike Munder
Raphael Gygax

Brian Price
John David Rhodes
Laurence A. Rickels
Keston Sutherland
Raphael Gygax

German / English

ISBN: 978-3-03764-315-0
Februar 2013
Hardcover, 180 x 235 mm
282 pages
Images: 173 color / 45 b/w

Published by JRP|Ringier