Brian Jungen

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Brian Jungen has been celebrated for transforming basic consumer items into evocative objects, rich with humor and meaning. A member of the Doig River band of the Dunne-za Nation, he uses unexpected materials to challenge the influence ethnography has in forming cultural identity. The first survey of his work, the book features essays from respected curators, plus an interview with the artist himself, which set his work in context. Accompanying the text are spectacular reproductions of some of Jungen's most provocative pieces, from early sculptures to recent large-scale installations.

Brian Jungen was published to coincide with the exhibition organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, presented at:

New Museum, New York: September 29 - December 31, 2005
Vancouver Art Gallery: January 28 - April 30, 2006
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal: May 25 - September 4, 2006
Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam: December 2, 2006 - February 11, 2007
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich: March 8 - May 20, 2007

 

Introduction by Daina Augaitis
Essays by Cuauhtemoc Medina, Trevor Smith, Ralph Rugoff, Kitty Scott and Simon Starling

176 pages
10 x 11 inches
372 colour illustrations
ISBN 9781553651345
Hardcover
Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre
2005