The Islanders: An Introduction by Charles Avery (hardback book)
Special edition hardback book of 'The Islanders: An Introduction' was produced to accompany Charles Avery's epic project which began in 2004. Artworks and illustrations are accompanied with essays by Ziba Ardalan and Nicolas Bourriaud, and an interview between Tom Morton and Charles Avery.
For the first time, the whole project thus far was brought together including several new works. Avery has created texts, drawings, installations and sculptures which describe the topology and cosmology of an imaginary island, whose every feature embodies a philosophical proposition, problem or solution. Imbued with a formal beauty, humour, and a spirit of philosophical enquiry, these vivid and intricate works invite the viewer to recreate the Island in their own minds, and to use it as an arena for exploring philosophical conundrums and paradoxes.
The Scottish artist Charles Avery is one of the most interesting contemporary artists, with a considerable international reputation. Since 2004, the Scottish artist Charles Avery (1973, Oban, UK) has dedicated himself to the invention of an imaginary island, new corners of which he continues to chart through drawings, sculptures and texts.
31 x 22.5 cm
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, Koenig Books London
Nicolas Bourriaud, Edited by Ziba de Weck Ardalan