First Light: Tala Madani

2016, DelMonico Prestel
Book cover for First Light: Tala Madani featuring a man in the upper left corner sitting on a tall shelf shining a spotlight on a man who sites on the floor, wearing little closing in front of a large green folding chair.
2016, DelMonico Prestel

ISBN 978-3-7913-5590-0 (88 pages, 23,0 x 27,0 cm, 65 color illustrations, hardcover)

For more than a decade, Tala Madani has developed a practice centered on playful yet provocative representations of men. In paintings, drawings, and stop-motion animation, Madani creates deadpan and often hilarious satirical works that both mock virility and redistribute the dynamics of power. This book includes essays by exhibition curators Kelly Shindler and Henriette Huldisch that consider Madani’s treatment of light, her film work, and a conversation between Madani and artist A. L. Steiner.

Published by the Contemporary Art Musuem St. Louis, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and DelMonico Books Prestel