Tavares Strachan: Seen/Unseen
Seen/Unseen is an artist book and monograph documenting Tavares Strachan’s 2011 survey exhibition, installed in an undisclosed New York City location and deliberately made inaccessible to the general public. Navigating through the polarizing dichotomies of presence and absence, visibility and invisibility, and man and nature, Strachan has engineered a multidisciplinary artistic practice that mobilizes our visual, intellectual, and emotional faculties. Aeronautical and astronomical science, deep-sea exploration, and extreme climatology are but some of the thematic arenas out of which Strachan creates performative allegories that tell of cultural displacement, human aspiration, and mortal limitation.
Edited by Hanae Ko and Elaine W. Ng. Interviews with the artist by Franklin Sirmans and by the schoolchildren of the Cary Academy. Texts by Gregory Volk and Robert Hobbs. Designed by Sagmeister&Walsh.Published by ArtAsiaPacific, 2014, hardcover, 202 pages, 11.5 x 8.5 inches.