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Relocating the Remains

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997
Published by: inIVA/Royal College of Art Gallery, London
Year published: 1997
Number of pages: 96
ISBN: 1 899846 10 7

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Large paperback catalogue/full colour print/Produced by inIVA to accompany the exhibition

Major catalogue produced to coincide with an exhibition of the same name by Keith Piper: Relocating the Remains was a mid-career retrospective organised by inIVA and held at the Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, in 1997. The catalogue features a major foreword written by Gilane Tawadros, then Director of inIVA, and David Chandler, Project Manager of inIVA. The main body of the catalogue text was written by Kobena Mercer, divided into several chapters. Witness at the Crossroads: An Artist’s Journey in Post-colonial Space; Art’s Histories and Culture’s Geographies: 1979 - 1985; Twilight of the Dread Heteropolis: 1986 - 1990; Anatomies of the Body Politic, Its Central Nervous System: 1991 - 1996; Coda: Tomorrow Never Knows. The catalogue, which runs to some 96 pages, is extensively illustrated, not only with examples of Piper’s work, but also of a number of works by other artists, as a way of locating Piper’s work in a variety of contexts and illustrative of a number of the artist’s influences. The exhibition itself was a well-resourced affair. It was, as mentioned, a mid-career retrospective which featured Piper’s work over a period of the best part of two decades, recast and re-presented largely through the prism of new media. The catalogue features an extensive Biography and a Selected Bibliography. A CD-ROM made by the artist was included with the catalogue.

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London, United Kingdom