Sara VanDerBeek


Sara VanDerBeek's photographic and sculptural arrangements emulate a poet's economic use of structure, phrasing and rhythm to suspend images and multiple processes within a rigorously shaped framework. This first book-length study presents close readings of VanDerBeek's experimentation with photographic capture, printing, cast-concrete forms, and built environments that draw on diverse material cultures. Ultimately, the book richly distills the chance, process, physicality, reflection and recollection of her site visits to Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, Naples, Rotterdam and New York between 2006 and 2016. Contributions by international scholars and curators offer an oblique angle not only into VanDerBeek's vital practice, but also the ways VanDerBeek is shaping current debates on the relationship between image and object within contemporary art. Published by Hatje Cantz (Amsterdam).

176 pages, 30 x 21 cm, softcover, Hatje Cantz (Amsterdam).