Stephen Chambers The Court Of Redonda Venice Biennale

The Court of Redonda book introduces the reader to the tiny island of Redonda, as imagined by Stephen Chambers for his Venice Biennale 2017 Collateral Event. His 101 portraits depict the legendary characters to be found on Redonda, an uninhabited West Indian island that became whispered legend following its 1865 discovery by merchant trader Matthew Dowdy Shiell. Electing himself king, Shiell passed this fictional monarchy from writer to writer, now mapped by Chambers as a series of individuals from different locations and times including Keeper of the Dresscode, Countess of the Algorithm, The Mariner's Cartographer, Duke of Nausea, Chancellor Where's-He-Been and the Patron of Lost Causes.
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Dimensions 27.3 x 1.6 x 23.9cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02086029

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The Court of Redonda catalogue includes the exhibited 101 portraits alongside the suite of paintings State of the Nation and essays by Emma M. Hill, Dr Rod Mengham and Kathleen Soriano.

Emma M. Hill is the founder of the Eagle Gallery, London and its associated imprint EMH Arts, is a contributor to the RA Magazine and has written catalogue texts for publications on Royal Academician's Basil Beattie, Stephen Chambers and more.

Dr Rod Mengham is the curator of Sculpture in the Close 2017 at Jesus College, Cambridge feauring works by Phylllida Barlow, Louise Bourgeois, Mona Hatoum, Shirazeh Houshiary, Kim Lim, Cornelia Parker, Agnes Thurnauer, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding. He is Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Kathleen Soriano is a previous Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy and is current Chair of the Liverpool Biennial.

146 pages with over 90 full colour illustrations.