Everything is Relevant
Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018
- PUBLISHED: October 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 320 Pages, 6 x 9 in
- ISBN: 9781988111001
Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018 brings together texts by Canadian artist Ken Lum. They include diary entries, articles, catalogue essays, curatorial statements, a letter to an editor, and more. Along the way, the reader learns about late modern, postmodern, and contemporary art practices, as well as debates around issues such as race, class, and monumentality. Penetrating, insightful, and often moving, Lum’s writings are essential for understanding his varied practice, which has often been prescient of developments within contemporary art.
Authors & Contributors
Vancouver-born artist Ken Lum is known for his conceptual and representational art in a number of media, including painting, sculpture, and photography. He is the Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and previously taught at Bard College and at the University of British Columbia. As an artist, he has exhibited at Documenta 11, the Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Carnegie International, and Whitney Biennial, among others. He is a co-founder and founding editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and in 2000 he worked as co-editor of the Shanghai Biennale. He is co-curator of Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project in Philadelphia. In 2017, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Kitty Scott is Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.