HARRISON, Rachel; JOSELIT, David (ed.); Elisabeth, SUSSMAN (ed.)
Rachel Harrison. Life Hack
In her sculptures, room-sized installations, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books, Rachel Harrison delves into themes of celebrity culture, pop psychology, history, and politics. This publication, created in close collaboration with the artist, explores twenty-five years of her practice and is the first comprehensive monograph on Harrison in nearly a decade. Its centerpiece is an in-depth plate section, which doubles as a chronology of Harrison’s major works, series, and exhibitions. Objects are illustrated with multiple views and details, and accompanied by short texts. This thorough approach elucidates Harrison’s complicated, eclectic oeuvre in which she integrates found materials with handmade sculptural elements, upends traditions of museum display, and injects quotidian objects with a sense of strangeness.
Accompanying essays by Elisabeth Sussman, David Joselit, Johanna Burton, Darby English, Maggie Nelson, and Alexander Nemerov, cover Harrisons earliest works to her most recent output. The book also includes a handful of photo-collages that the artist created specifically for this project. Published here for the first time, these pieces superimpose found images with reproductions of Harrison’s own past work. [publisher's note]