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Brad Downey – Slapstick Formalism:
Process, Project, Object

Contributed by Nolan Paparelli on Apr 3rd, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Brad Downey – Slapstick Formalism:
Process, Project, Object 1
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Using humor, sensitivity, and precise interventions, the American artist Brad Downey investigates the underlying structure of our cities, our landscapes, our sacred sites, as well as the forgotten peripheries and contested borders. In the process he weaves entirely new narratives with their chaotic patterns, obscuring the separation between art and everyday life. Slapstick Formalism presents a synopsis of his overall multifaceted oeuvre: sculptures, architecture, performances, installations, films, drawings, collages, and activism, each of which is inspired by the objects and activities of daily life.

    Brad Downey (*1980, Louisville) is a Berlin-based artist from Kentucky. He studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City, and the Slade School of Art in London. His radical, inspiring works of art, which he creates around the world, generally in the public space, are of a strongly socio-critical, performative character.

    Artist’s monograph about Brad Downey co-published by Hatje Cantz and Possible Books, designed by Matthias Hübner with Everett and Suisse Works. First edition published in September 2018 (sold out) and second expanded edition published in July 2020.

    Brad Downey – Slapstick Formalism:
Process, Project, Object 2
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 3
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 4
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 5
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 6
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 7
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 8
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 9
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 10
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 11
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 12
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 13
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 14
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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Process, Project, Object 15
    Source: possible-books.com © Possible Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

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