Tracing a hundred-year global history of the modern studio, asserting its significance at a time when space, economies, and the role of the artist is increasingly challenged.
Accompanying a major large-scale thematic exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, this extensive catalogue charts the artists’ studio through the last century: as a laboratory or stage set; as place of refuge, or a public space; as a site of resistance or an arena for communal activity. Featuring over 80 artists and collectives from around the world, the catalogue will focus in two sections on ‘the public studio’ and ‘the private studio’, accompanied by six thematic essays and full colour plate sections of works by Brancusi, Fischli & Weiss, Roni Horn, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Nikhil Chopra, Gutai Group, Inji Efflatoun, Francesca Woodman, Ai Weiwei, Marisa Merz, Faith Ringgold and Francis Bacon, amongst many others.
Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita of the History and Theory of Art at the University of Essex.
Iwona Blazwick is Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Richard Dyer is Assistant Editor of Third Text and Art Editor of Wasafiri.
Hammad Nasar is a curator, writer, Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre, and co-curator of the British Art Show 2021-22.