Mel O'Callaghan: Centre of the Centre
200 page hardcover artist monograph.
Co-commissioned by Artspace, Sydney; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; and Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers.
The first significant publication dedicated to the practice of this leading contemporary artist produced to accompany Centre of the Centre, a major solo exhibition incorporating performance, moving image and sculpture to investigate the elemental template of life on Earth, as a celebration of collective strength through resilience.
Centre of the Centre features two major new essays that have been commissioned for this book by Daria de Beauvais, Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and leading academic and writer, Professor Edward Scheer. The book also includes an in-depth interview between Kathryn Weir, Director of the Madre Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, and anthropologist and writer Elizabeth A. Povinelli, along with interviews between the artist and marine biologist, Dr. Daniel J. Fornari and Artspace Executive Director, Alexie Glass-Kantor, in addition to nine original short texts on existing works over the last ten years.
Edited by Talia Linz and Michelle Newton.
With thanks to Garry and Bruce at Peachy Print.