Mel Bochner: If the Colour Changes | Author: Achim Borchardt-Hume

First published in conjunction with a major retrospective, this monograph takes colour as its guiding thread to highlight Mel Bochner's rich and thought-provoking approach to photography, installation and painting. One of the founding figures of Conceptual art, and one of its most astute critics, Mel Bochner combines colour and language in his work. 

This monograph focuses on the role of colour, purity of thought and visual pleasure in Bochner's most recent work such as a series of paintings in which he used a thesaurus to generate humorous word chains and relates it back to the artist's renowned works from the 1960s and 1970s. Alongside 140 colour illustrations, Achim Borchardt-Hume discusses the role of colour in Bochner's recent work; João Fernandes explores language; Ulrich Wilmes looks at new paintings in relation to past work; and Briony Fer considers notions of corruption in Bochner's art.

28.5 x 24.2 cm
224 pages