Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance exhibition book (paperback)
This book accompanies the major exhibition Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) from Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 19 Apr 2020, which brings together paintings, drawings and prints spanning the artist's career from the 1960's to the present day.
It focuses on work that addresses the moral challenges to humanity, particularly in the face of violence, poverty, political tyranny, gender discrimination and grief. The selected pictures, which include previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist's family and close friends, reflect Rego's perspective as an empathetic, courageous woman and a defender of justice.
The book includes substantial text by exhibition curator Catherine Lampert that considers Rego's oeuvre as a whole and draws upon the artist's own interpretations and revelation about her practice, commentaries on the individual works, and a personal appreciation of the artist's achievements by the acclaimed American writer Kate Zambreno.
22.5 cm x 28 cm
175 printed pages
MK Gallery in association with Art Books Publishing
Anthony Spira, Kate Zambreno and Catherine Lampert