Now available again due to popular demand!
The Islanders: An Introduction is an early installment in Scottish artist Charles Avery’s epic project which began in 2004. 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.
This much anticipated book is the culmination of the first phase of a totally unique project created by this very promising, young British artist.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Parasol unit, London, 10 September – 8 November 2008.