David Birkin: Mouths at the Invisible Event

David Birkin: Mouths at the Invisible Event

by David Birkin


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Mouths at the Invisible Event celebrates an exhibition of the same name by British artist David Birkin. Birkin’s multimedia work centers around censorship, spectatorship, and the legal and linguistic frameworks underpinning war. He reflects on not only the failure of images, but also the failure of truth and the manipulation of legislative language for political means. Uniquely designed to emulate the appearance of a classified document, the book is richly illustrated with full-color images of Birkin’s work. In addition, it features essays by cultural critic Emily Apter and the artist that examine the contrived ambiguity of political and military rhetoric, providing a contemporary commentary on language, aesthetics, and the ethos of modern warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789950313590
Publisher: Mosaic Rooms
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

David Birkin’s art has been exhibited internationally, including at the Saatchi Gallery, London; the Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow; MoMA PS1; and the Whitney Museum. He is based between New York and London.

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