Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne
Designed by Irma Boom Published by WIELS & König Books
Introduction by Dirk Snauwaert (WIELS)
Essays by Robin D.g. Kelley & Elvan Zabunyan
Designed by Irma Boom NL, ENG, FR
This catalogue was published on the occasion of Liquid Intelligence, a substantial display of works by Ellen Gallagher with Dutch artist Edgar Cleijne, presented at WIELS (02.02 – 28.04.2019). The publication contains two enlightening new essays: the first essay by Elvan Zabunyan, discusses Gallagher’s critique and questioning of the figuration of the African body and the many variations this portrayal takes within popular, xenophobic culture; the second text, by historian Robin D.G. Kelley, examines Highway Gothic (2019) and its commentary on government planning as a destructive force, the capacity of people to survive and endure adversity, and reclamation as an ongoing practice.