This limited edition large-format folio, published alongside the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Zurich in 2013, features Rodney Graham’s meticulously staged mis-en-scènes. Created between 2011 and 2013, the lightboxes were presented for the first time as a group dedicated to the four seasons. Graham’s practice operates through systems of quotation, reference and adaptation, and works with diverse media such as film, photography, installation, painting, music and text. The folio features a text by the artist as well as an essay by Dorothea Zwirner.
Vancouver-based artist Rodney Graham’s practice operates through systems of quotation, reference and adaptation. Since the 1980s, Graham has grown his diverse practice to encompass photography, painting, sculpture, film, video and music. As actor, performer, producer, historian, writer, poet, sound engineer and musician, Graham’s art examines the complexities of Western culture through strategies of disguise, as he shifts seamlessly into different roles and characters. Casting himself as a succession of motley characters, Graham inhabits different personae, genres and art forms. ‘It may be a burden to reinvent oneself every time,’ Graham has said, ‘but it makes things more interesting.’