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Matthew Day Jackson

Andreas Beitin

424 pages
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc
The Cultural Impact of the Atomic Bomb. The Work of Matthew Day Jackson (b. Panorama City 1974, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) opens up a dialogue between various aspects of the history of Western culture and progress, including technology and pop culture, as well as art history and philosophy. Through a variety of art formssculpture, painting, installation, photography, and videoJackson's technically complex works condense historical facts into a deeply descriptive aesthetic fabric. In a continuous confrontation with American history, the artist challenges firmly established perspectives of the world with a unique combination of ingenuity and craft. In the form of an artistic debate on the substance and future of the American dream, Jackson weaves its aftereffects into his works. In this process, the artist's selfmythologizing invariably occupies the center of his oeuvre, thus contextualizing physicality and the destructive results of the human power of invention. This publication is the most extensive monograph on Matthew Day Jackson to date. Largeformat images provide an overview of Jackson's work and show the development of his multilayered practice from 2003 until today. With essays by Jean Baudrillard, Andreas Beitin, Mick Broderick, D. Graham Burnett, Knut Ebeling, Anne Ellegood, Jerome I. Friedman, Donatien Grau, Martin Hartung, Caroline A. Jones, Jenny Moore (Interview), Paul Virilio, and Peter Weibel. Work descriptions by Martin Hartung.