Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing (2020)
Hardcover, 10 1/4 x 10 1/4", 157 pages, full color illustrations throughout
Introduction by Arne Glimcher, Texts by Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Design by Tomo Makiura & Mine Suda
Published by Pace Gallery
Courtney J. Martin discusses Gilliam’s approach to exhibition-making and the evolution of his practice in her essay “Imagine the Show on the First Day.” In “The Circle With a Whole in the Middle,” poet, cultural theorist, and MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten illuminates Gilliam’s work in dialogue with the aesthetic considerations of abstraction and Blackness. An interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist explores themes including family, music, peers, and poetry.