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Aubrey Williams - Whitechapel 1998 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: inIVA
Year published: 1998
Number of pages: 110
ISBN: 1 899846 17 4

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One of the most substantial publications of Aubrey Williams’ work produced during his lifetime was Guyana Dreaming, a collection of extracts, short texts and images, all relating to Williams’ work, assembled by Anne Walmsley. Williams himself died just at the time that Guyana Dreaming was produced. Since Williams’ death, critical appreciation and general interest in his work has escalated markedly. The major retrospective of his work, curated by Andrew Dempsey, organised by inIVA and held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 12 June - 16 August 1998, was perhaps the first evidence of the substantial posthumous attention being paid to Williams. This attention included this substantial, detailed and comprehensive catalogue, which offered an authoritative overview of Williams’ work, life, and career.

The catalogue is extensively, exhaustively illutrated with reproductions of Williams work, spanning all periods of his career, as well as numerous archival photographs of Williams life and career.

Catalogue contents as follows:

7. Preface, Gilane Tawadros, Director, inIVA and Catherine Lampert, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery

9. Curator’s Foreword, Andrew Dempsey

22. A Tragic Excitement, Guy Brett

36. Aubrey Williams in Guyana, Denis Williams

46. The Symphonies and Quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich - Paintings, Aubrey Williams

55. The Olmec-Maya and Now, Aubrey Williams

62. Bird Paintings, Aubrey Williams

64. Chronology, Anne Walmsley

102. Exhibitions, Commissions and Collections

106. Bibliography

The publication featured contributions by several longtime advocates and scholars of Williams, including Guy Brett and Dr. Anne Walmsley, both of whom had been supporters of Williams over many years.

Related people + view all 8

»  Guy Brett

Born, 1942. Died, 2021

»  Gilane Tawadros

Born, 1959

»  Denis Williams

Born, 1923 in Guyana. Died, 1998

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»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom