Catch Air: Robin Rhode Collector's Edition

Catharina Manchanda



A collector's edition of 50 books, each signed and dated by Rhode, is available exclusively from the Wexner Center Store. This edition features an embroidered blue polyester 'book jacket' that recalls the warm-up jacket Rhode wears in many of his signature works.

This limited-edition book accompanies South African artist Robin Rhode's first solo survey exhibition at a museum in the United States. Raised in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Rhode gained recognition in the last decade as a highly original and intriguing artist. In works that begin with a combination of drawing and performance, he highlights the push and pull between the liberating force of the individual's imagination and the confines of media-driven stereotypes and received ideas of identity. Catch Air features 12 of Rhode's signature photographic sequences related to actions performed with drawings, several digital animations and films/videos, and an installation of sculptural objects. The book's clever design includes 8 oversize fold-out portfolio pages that fully document selected works, including the complete nearly 200- image sequence of Color Chart (2004-7).

Essays by Catharina Manchanda (Wexner Center Senior Curator of Exhibitions and the curator of Catch Air) and Claire Tancons. Interview with Robin Rhode, conducted by Catharina Manchanda. Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Concealed wirobinding with gate-fold covers. Illustrated checklist on the wrap around covers.(48 + 8 pages, 16 color and 34 black and white illustrations), 11" (h) x 8 1/2" (w)

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