This richly illustrated publication Sitting in a Room highlights the recent work of the American artist Rachel Harrison, who takes a porous, hybrid approach to objects both made and found. Spanning mediums that include sculpture, drawing, photography and painting, Harrison’s nimble, layered method has always escaped easy categorization.
Published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo (September 2022 – February 2023), this volume—which takes its name from a seminal work of sound art by Alvin Lucier—documents the show’s distinctive format, with each gallery conceived as a specific room. From Sculpture Court to Town Square, Gym, Living Room and Cabinet.
About the artist:
Rachel Harrison (born 1966) lives and works in New York. Since the early 1990s, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Harrison has developed a visual language at once citational and abstract, built up of three-dimensional shapes that tempt recognition but exist, in the artist’s words, as “forms that can’t be described.” Across sculpture, photography, video, and drawing, Harrison deploys strategies resonant with, yet independent of, art movements including Neo-Dada, Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art.
Published by Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, and Gregory R. Miller & Co, New York
Texts: Negar Azimi, Anne Dressen, Lars Bang Larsen, Solveig Øvstebø
Editors: Rachel Harrison, Solveig Øvstebø
Design: Joseph Logan
Dimensions: 31 x 23 x 2 cm