Mark Wallinger

This first comprehensive monograph on the provocative British conceptual artist Mark Wallinger, born in 1959 and winner of the 2007 Turner Prize, includes key works from the 1980s through today. In his intelligent and often humorous artworks, Wallinger addresses current social themes in a variety of media–including painting, video and installation–to focus on issues relating to religion, politics and cultural identity. Probably best known for the relatively puny life-sized sculpture of Jesus Christ (crowned in barbed wire) that he installed for one year on the massive, empty Fourth Plinth of London’s Trafalgar Square in 1999, he won the Turner Prize for State Britain, a monumental 2007 installation that recreated a five-year-long anti-Iraq war protest in front of Parliament that was destroyed by the London police in 2006.

Text: Schuppli Madeleine, de Vries Janneke. COL and BW; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2008.

ISBN: 9783905829785| 3905829789

ID: AM-11467

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This first comprehensive monograph on the provocative British conceptual artist Mark Wallinger, born in 1959 and winner of the 2007 Turner Prize, includes key works from the 1980s through today. In his intelligent and often humorous artworks, Wallinger addresses current social themes in a variety of media–including painting, video and installation–to focus on issues relating to religion, politics and cultural identity. Probably best known for the relatively puny life-sized sculpture of Jesus Christ (crowned in barbed wire) that he installed for one year on the massive, empty Fourth Plinth of London’s Trafalgar Square in 1999, he won the Turner Prize for State Britain, a monumental 2007 installation that recreated a five-year-long anti-Iraq war protest in front of Parliament that was destroyed by the London police in 2006.

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