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Sam Gilliam

Existed Existing

Introduction by Arne Glimcher, Texts by Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Design by Tomo Makiura & Mine Suda

Published for Sam Gilliam’s recent exhibition, Existed Existing, this book features new paintings, washi papers, and sculptural works by the artist.

Courtney J. Martin discusses Gilliam’s approach to exhibition-making and the evolution of his practice in her essay “Imagine the Show on the First Day.” In “The Circle With a Whole in the Middle,” poet, cultural theorist, and MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten illuminates Gilliam’s work in dialogue with the aesthetic considerations of abstraction and Blackness. An interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist explores themes including family, music, peers, and poetry.

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Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing
Introduction by Arne Glimcher, Texts by Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Design by Tomo Makiura & Mine Suda
2020
Hardcover
157 Pages
10 1/4 x 10 1/4"

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Sam Gilliam

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Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing
Nov 6 – Dec 19, 2020

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As an artist, [Sam Gilliam] acts as an agent activating the artwork, which is a way of side-stepping the limited definition of an artist as only a maker of objects.

Courtney J. Martin

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The spiraling continuity of Gilliam’s career induces punctuated disequilibrium, a rush of steady contemplation, the apposition of the unthought, which turns out to have been thinking all along.

Fred Moten

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