Martin Creed

What's the point of it?

A classic book here from Hayward Gallery, with everything you could possibly need to know and see about Martin Creed and his practice. Picking it out as a fave in celebration of the artists recent exhibition at Centro Botin Centre, Santander (6 Apr - 9 Jun 2019) - Staff Pick

Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Martin Creed has been recognised around the world for his conceptually-driven art that is at once playful, thought-provoking and deeply ambiguous.

Crossing all artistic media, and including musical performance and dance, his art transforms common materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence, choice, perception and the invisible structures that shape everyday experience.

Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? is the large-format, fully illustrated publication which accompanies the first major survey of Creed’s work at the Hayward Gallery from 29 January – 27 April 2014.

Encompassing the full range and scale of Creed’s work, this comprehensive monograph spans its most minimal moments to extravagant room-sized installations, giant neon signs, video projections and performances.

Outstanding in scope, design and scholarship, this essential volume features key art works and a number of newly commissioned essays by music journalist Paul Morley, comedian Bill Bailey, art historian, Joachim Pissarro and Hayward Gallery curator, Cliff Lauson.

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