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Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing

Ferguson, Russell; De Salvo, Donna; Slyce, John

Winner of the 1997 Turner Prize, British artist Gillian Wearing uses photography and video to explore the intimacies and complexities of everyday life. This is the first survey of the young artist's work

Book. English.
Published London: Phaidon, 1999

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Statement of responsibility: Russell Ferguson, Donna De Salvo, John Slyce
ISBN: 0714838241, 9780714838243
Note: Bibliography: p.158-159.
Physical Description: 160p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
Series: Contemporary artists
Subject: Signs Art Modern 20th Century Criticism Interpretaion Great Britian Photography; Wearing, Gillian Criticism and interpretation.; Art, British.; Wearing, Gillian Interviews.; Art, Modern 20th century Great Britain.


  1. Interview, Donna De Salvo
  2. survey, Russell Ferguson
  3. focus, John Slyce
  4. artist's choice, "Seven Up"
  5. artist's writings.

Author note

Russell Ferguson is Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs and Chief Curator at the University of California, Los Angeles, Hammer Museum. He edited Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979(1998) and Douglas Gordon(2001) and has published in international journals such as Parkett andart/text.

Donna De Salvo is Associate Director for Programs and Curator, Permanent Collection, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Formerly Senior Curator at Tate Modern, she has curated exhibitions xA0;on Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Anish Kapoor, among others.

John Slyce (Focus) is a freelance writer on contemporary art who specializes in the young British scene.


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