Rachel Howard : repetition is truth : Via Dolorosa / edited by Jason Beard, Amie Corry ; artworks, Rachel Howard ; [interview] Anna Moszynska/Rachel Howard ; [essay] Mario Codognato.

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English
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  • [London, England] : Other Criteria Books, [2018]
  • ©2018
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52 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm

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Religion, repetition, mortality and violence -- particularly controlled violence -- are enduring themes in Howard's work. These fourteen, large-scale paintings are accompanied by a small 2005 study of Ali Shallal al-Qaisi, the Iraqi detainee who was photographed being subjected to torture at the hands of American soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. When these now-infamous images of Ali Shallal al-Qaisi -- hooded and standing on a box in a cruciform position -- were released in 2004, Howard took particular note of the box. She explains: "The box is almost like a plinth -- I was thinking about the cross, the Crucifixion, and how it related to this box as a twenty-first century place of horror, humiliation and human rights atrocities, and I couldn't help but connect the two." As one moves between the Stations, the box variously emerges, or appears almost submerged in the paint, before eventually vanishing.
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  • Artist interviewed by Anna Moszynska.
  • Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Newport Street Gallery, London, February 21-May 28, 2018.
Other title(s)
  • Repetition is truth
  • Via Dolorosa
ISBN
  • 190696789X (hardcover)
  • 9781906967895 (hardcover)
OCLC
1031191658
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