Julie MehretuLanguage: English Publisher: New York, New York : Munich, Germany ; London, England ; New York, New York : Whitney Museum of American Art ; DelMonico Books-Prestel, Copyright date: ©2019Description: 299 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 28 cmISBN:
- ND237.M4165 A4 2019
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"This catalogue was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Julie Mehretu, organized by Christine Y. Kim, curator of contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Directors' forewords -- Acknowledgements -- Works on paper -- Julie Mehretu (a chronology in four parts) / Christine Y. Kim -- Paintings -- Julie Mehretu: Among friends / Rujeko Hockley -- Julie Mehretu: The art of inclusion / Andrianna Campbell -- The end of the world picture / Fred Moten -- Antecedents in black / Adrienne Edwards -- Marks, slowed down: Julie Mehretu's Intaglio prints / Leslie Jones -- A world out of many worlds: An Ethiopian perspective on Julie Mehretu's art / Dagmawi Woubshet -- Julie Mehretu: The origin of the work (on two new paintings) / Matthew Hale -- Afterword / Thelma Golden.
This full-scale retrospective monograph of Julie Mehretu's work traces the development of one of America's most celebrated abstract painters. Over the past twenty-five years Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major force in American art. Known mostly for her enormous abstract paintings, she also produces exquisite drawings, often created as studies for larger works. This sumptuous volume accompanies a major mid-career survey of Mehretu's work. Designed to allow close viewing of Mehretu's vast canvases, it features lush reproductions of her paintings in their entirety, as well as numerous full-page details. The genesis for much of Mehretu's work lies in the black ink drawings she created in the late 1990s. From these early drawings and paintings, Mehretu moved onto large-scale canvases. These drawings and paintings are maplike and colorful, with diagrammatic elements that reflect her life experience. Each of these stages of her oeuvre is represented here, including works from her landmark exhibition Drawing into Painting, the twelve-panel intaglio, Auguries, and the paintings she created as a result of time spent in Africa and the Middle East. Accompanying these images are numerous essays by leading curators, scholars, and writers. Long overdue, this magnificent volume pays tribute to an artist whose work and process intermingle in a unique and important examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement.
Exhibited: November 3, 2019-March 22, 2020 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Exhibited: June 26-September 20, 2020 at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, United States.
Exhibited: October 24, 2020-January 31, 2021 at High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Exhibited: March 14-July 11, 2021 at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.