The Portable John Latham
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‘The growing number of Latham scholars will be pleased with these verbatim reprints from his personal archive.’ – Visual Culture
The Portable John Latham features a rich selection of documents from the archive of the late British artist John Latham (1921–2006). Through reproductions of letters, invitation cards, exhibition reviews, performance scripts and images, the publication retraces Latham’s radical practice over six decades, from the late 1940s to his death in 2006. The book highlights Latham’s prodigious linguistic inventiveness as well as the variety of his interlocutors, from artists and art world figures (Clement Greenberg, Lucy Lippard) to academics (Noam Chomsky, Stephen Hawking) and politicians (Margaret Thatcher). The Portable John Latham is introduced by co-editors Antony Hudek and Athanasios Velios, and includes a reprint of an interview of Latham by the late Charles Harrison (1968) and a useful glossary section.
Published with Ligatus, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and supported by Cassochrome, the John Latham Foundation and the AHRC
Edited and introduced by Antony Hudek and Athanasios Velios
175 × 250 mm, 112 pp.
Softcover, black and white