Mark Leckey: On Pleasure Bent is the first comprehensive monograph on the British artist’s work.
Tracing in reverse chronology the connections between his recent production – including videos, sculptures, installations, and lecture performances – and his earliest works from the mid and late 1990s, this publication reveals the persistent centrality of popular culture, music, and technology to Lecky’s influential oeuvre.
All the artist’s scripts to date appear together for the first time in this lavishly illustrated volume.
Published to coincide with the exhibition Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 25 September 2014 – 15 January 2015.
This exhibition was made in collaboration with the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina-Madre, Naples and Kunsthalle Basel.