Angelica Mesiti: In The Round
Paperback, 128 pages, 34 x 24 cm
Published by Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
Editors: Tessa Giblin and Melissa MacRobert
Curator: Angelica Mesiti and Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery
Angelica Mesiti is one of the leading Australian artists of her generation. This beautiful book coincides with her first major exhibition in the UK, at the Talbot Rice Gallery.
In the Round offers a window onto different elements of Mesiti’s practice: from the communication of trees and the vision of bees; to the occupation and performance of resistance in the halls of democracy; to the migration of people, customs and music. Her artworks mine histories and perform messages, with sound, vocalisation and percussion running throughout the exhibition.
The conversation and essays in this book — by the artist, leading cultural commentators, academics and the exhibition curator — provide a diverse array of entry points into Mesiti’s practice.
This richly illustrated catalogue is a kaleidoscopic tapestry of the artists own work alongside almost 50 items from across the University of Edinburgh’s vast collections.