Julie Mehretu: Liminal Squared (2013)
Published by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/White Cube, London
Julie Mehretu’s work is a universe of conflictive forces. Through a large selection of color plates and close-ups, this catalogue offers a remarkable study of some of the artist’s monumental abstractions. The book starts with a text by artist Tacita Dean, which underlines the decisive role played by Julie Mehretu’s personal history, at the crossroads of Ethiopian and American cultures. Not only a reference to neocolonial past, Mehretu’s style is a depiction of the overlapping paths that compose our globalized society; the space where concrete structures, humans and networks interact.