How have artists reacted to and documented the changing role of the family? Family explores these questions and others in an effort to understand how humanity's oldest social structure has evolved and adapted to life in the twenty-first century. Inquiring beyond the rhetoric of 'family values' and the supposed breakdown of same, this volume includes related work by 38 artists—from Sanford Biggers, Richard Billingham, Louise Bourgeois and Sophie Calle, to Nicole Eisenman, Margi Geerlinks, Nan Goldin and Adrian Piper—and poems by ten contemporary poets including Robert Hass, Louise Glück and Cal Bedient.
In place of the traditional essays found in art catalogues accompanying exhibitions, each artist has submitted a brief essay or statement on the concept of family and its relevance to their lives and work.
Published by the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002, softcover, 96 pages, 10.25 x 7.75 inches.