I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine - Hardcover


$77.00



  • American conceptual artist Pacifico Silano’s practice is rooted in excavating the printed ephemera of gay culture to create new images that comment on loss, longing and queer melancholy
  • In particular, Silano uses the gestures of framing, cropping and layering vintage gay erotica to comment on the HIV/AIDS crisis and its reverberations on queer lives, which included the loss of the artist's uncle at the height of the epidemic
  • I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine is Silano’s first artist’s book, and engages with an ambitious accordion-folded format that references Silano’s photo-based installations: two twenty-panel long sequences that can be read as both one continuous collage and a sequence of individual images
  • Included in the book is an interview with the artist by José Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum

Pages: 40

Published: February 2020

Size (cm): 20 x 25 x 1

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