Mel O'Callaghan: Centre of the Centre

$60.00

Mel O'Callaghan: Centre of the Centre is the first significant publication dedicated to the practice of this leading contemporary artist. O'Callaghan is a Paris based, Australian born artist whose practice often explores human psychology and behaviours in relation to perseverance and endurance.

The 200 page, full colour book is designed by Clemens Habicht, Co-Director of Collider Studios and edited by Talia Linz and Michelle Newton. The book was produced to accompany Centre of the Centre, a major solo exhibition incorporating performance, moving image and sculpture to investigate the elemental template of life on Earth, as a celebration of collective strength through resilience. The exhibition and publication was co-commissioned by Artspace, Sydney; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; and Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers.

Centre of the Centre features two major new essays that have been commissioned for this book by Daria de Beauvais, Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and leading academic and writer, Professor Edward Scheer. The book also includes an in-depth interview between Kathryn Weir, Director of the Madre Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, and anthropologist and writer Elizabeth A. Povinelli, along with interviews between the artist and marine biologist, Dr. Daniel J. Fornari and Artspace Executive Director, Alexie Glass-Kantor, in addition to nine original short texts on existing works over the last ten years.