Edgar Arceneaux Written in Smoke and Fire

2017, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Book cover for Edgar Arceneaux Written in Smoke and Fire featuring a black and white photograph of a man with black charcoal covering his face. He has a concerned look as he gazes to the right.
2017, MIT List Visual Arts Center

ISBN-10 0-938437-04-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-93847-04-08 (117 pgs, softcover, color illustrations)

This catalogue was published in conjunction with the List Center’s exhibition Edgar Arceneaux Written in Smoke and Fire which was on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center October 14, 2016-July 8, 2017.  Arceneaux’s work in installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video, draws inspiration from a wide-ranging set of sources: American history, astronomy, science-fiction, architecture, music, and movies. His solo exhibition at the List Center presented three major, interlocking projects that reflected on history and remembrance, and considered how specific national, cultural narratives change over time.

This is Arceneaux’s most comprehensive institutional catalogue to date and features an introduction by exhibition curator Henriette Huldisch; Arceneaux’s own reflection on his body of work A Book and a Medal; and two two critical essays by Adrienne Edwards, curator at large at the Walker Art Center and curator for Performa, New York and  art historian and critic Phil Taylor.