Mike Parr
Mike Parr: The Tilted Stage


Mike Parr: The Tilted Stage

2009, English
Hardcover, 226 pages, 31 x 24 cm
Published by Detached Cultural Organisation and Tasmanian Art Gallery, Hobart
Authors: Mike Parr, Klaus Biesenbach, Anthony Bond, Bill Bleathman, Craig Judd
Curator: Anthony Bond

Exhibition held at Detached, and Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, 21 November 2008 – 1 March 2009

This is a unique, limited edition publication, accompanying the 2008 exhibition ‘The Tilted Stage’ held at Detached and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. This catalogue documents the exhibition, including the performance ‘Cartesian Corpse A Performance for as Long as Possible’, featuring Parr’s head protruding from a hole in a tilted wooden stage (co-performed by Anthony Bond), and also showing Parr’s work in other media, from sculpture, to graphic work, and video art.

The foreword is written by Klaus Biesenbach (Museum of Modern Art, New York), and contains essays by Anthony Bond OAM (Assistant Director and Head Curator International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney), Bill Bleathman (Director, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart), and Craig Judd (Director, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW).