Moby Dick with essays by Jens Hoffmann and Alexander Nemerov

Moby Dick with essays by Jens Hoffmann and Alexander Nemerov

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San Francisco : CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2009. Hardcover. 135 pages : illustrations (some color), folded map ; 19 cm. Exhibition catalog for a show by the same name held at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Sept. 22-Dec. 12, 2009.


Designed by Jon Sueda / Stripe, the 136-page exhibition catalog is designed as a homage to the classic 1930 Random House edition of Moby-Dick, with its illustrations by Rockwell Kent, this investigation of present-day America through the lens of Herman Melville's great novel convenes artists and filmmakers who have made works relating to its themes of seafaring and the pitting of humankind against the elements. The book also boasts a foil-stamped clothbound cover, a fold-out map, essays by Jens Hoffmann and Alexander Nemerov, and full-color illustrations.

Featured Artists
Kenneth Anger, Matthew Benedict, Mark Bradford, Marcel Broodthaers, Angela Bulloch, Tom Burr, Tacita Dean, Marcel Dzama, Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, John Gutmann, Susan Hiller, Evan Holloway, Peter Hutton, Colter Jacobsen, Brian Jungen, Buster Keaton, Rockwell Kent, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Kris Martin, Henrik Olesen, Paulina Olowska, Damián Ortega, Jean Painlevé, Kirsten Pieroth, Richard Serra, Andreas Slominksi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adrián Villar Rojas, Orson Welles

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