Garth Evans // The Cardiff Tapes (1972)

In 1972, artist Garth Evans welcomed the opportunity to create a public sculpture in Cardiff, Wales, as part of the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation’s City Sculpture Project. The morning after the installation of his sculpture, Evans recorded the responses of passersby. The Beckettian transcript of the Cardiff interviews is presented here, framed by Evans’s introduction and reflection. Art historian Jon Wood contextualizes The Cardiff Tapes within contemporaneous debates about sculpture and public space. These writings explore ideas about the social responsibilities of art and artists, and make a cogent argument for the value of “difficulty” in sculpture.

Contributors: Jon Wood
Publisher: Soberscove Press
90 pages
20 colour illustrations
2 black and white illustrations
14cm × 21cm
Format: Paperback
2015
ISBN: 9781940190082
12,00 €
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