SILENT EXPLOSION: IVOR DAVIES AND DESTRUCTION IN ART
isbn 9780992903930 OCCASIONAL PAPERS
Idea Code 16032 $32.00
Ivor Davies is one of the foremost contemporary artists in Wales and a protagonist of ‘Destruction in Art’ in the 1960s. As a major contributor to the 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium in London, Davies was at the centre of an international network of artists that included, among others, John Latham, Gustav Metzger and Yoko Ono. Illustrated with rare images from Davies’ personal archive, and with new essays by performance art scholars, this publication is the first comprehensive assessment of Davies’ oeuvre, charting the artist’s preoccupation with destruction across happenings, assemblages, drawings and paintings.
192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English