This publication is created in conjunction with Laurel Nakadate's exhibition in London from September to December 2011.
'Laurel Nakadate’s work in performance, photography, and film demonstrates an unusual level of humanity, as she foregrounds vulnerability, emotion, and sensitivity with a striking level of candor. On January 1, 2010, Nakadate (*1975 in Austin) decided to cry every day for one year, documenting the action in photographs and initiating a ritual that would let her “deliberately subject herself to sadness.” The artist produced a forceful performance that addresses issues of self-reflection, portraiture, and emotion. Her photographs provide deep insight into her private life, abashing observers while at the same time arousing their compassion. Art-historical quotations or “bad images” underscore the artistic character of the scenes. Nakadate’s “catalogue of tears” makes denied emotions visible, present, palpable, and momentary.' - from publisher's website.
Includes an essay, artist biography, and author biography.
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