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Kevin Beasley: A View of a Landscape

2022

Available in Spring 2023.

The most ambitious publication devoted to Kevin Beasley’s work to date, A View of a Landscape comprises a 300-page monograph and double LP record, designed together and conceived by the artist as equal, integrated elements.

The book is an expansive look at Beasley’s work in sculpture, sound, and performance, illuminating how his practice finds its grounding in his family’s land in Virginia, a place that also brings out larger American histories. Along with texts by nine writers with strong ties to the artist, the substantial book features a large array of images that include Beasley’s work and materials from his own amassed visual archive.
The double LP features newly recorded tracks by musicians and artists from Beasley’s close creative circles, produced in partnership with London-based record label Hyperdub. The musician’s tracks are uniquely their own, but they all sample recordings that Beasley made, reflecting an ongoing spirit of collaboration.

Contributors:

Book: Andy Battaglia, Kevin Beasley, Daphne Brooks, Adrienne Edwards, Leon Finley, Mark Godfrey, Thomas Lax, Ralph Lemon, Tionna Nekkia McClodden, Fred Moten

Double LP: Laurel Halo, Jlin, Eli Keszler, Ralph Lemon, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kelsey Lu, Jason Moran, Fred Moten, Moor Mother, Okwui Okpokwasili, Scraaatch

Softcover, with double LP 300 pages 12.5 x 12.5 in. ISBN: 978-0-941548-83-0

Edited by Karsten Lund and Solveig Øvstebø Designed by Hyo Kwon

Lead support for the publication was provided by the Wagner Foundation. Additional support was provided by Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida; the Rennie Collection, Vancouver; and Wendy Fisher & A4 Arts Foundation.

All Renaissance Society publications are made possible by the Mansueto Foundation Publications Program.

Image: photo compilation from A View of a Landscape, 2022.

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