Elias Sime: Tightrope

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By Tracy L. Adler

Elias Sime: Tightrope is accompanied by the first monograph focusing on the work of Elias Sime and features contributions by Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director of the Wellin Museum of Art; Meskerem Assegued, Curator and Co-Director of Zoma Museum; Karen E. Milbourne, Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art. This book is co-published by the Wellin Museum of Art and Delmonico Books • Prestel. 

Sime’s brightly-colored sculptural tableaus feature found objects including thread, buttons, electrical wires, and computer detritus. This book highlights the artist’s work from the last decade, much of which comprises the series entitled “Tightrope.” Repurposing salvaged electronic components, such as circuits and keyboards, Sime incorporates the refuse that are the byproducts of technological advancement, and points to the urgency of sustainability. The resulting abstractions reference landscape and the figure as well as traditional Ethiopian textiles. “Tightrope” refers to the precarious balance between the progress technology has made possible and its detrimental impact on the environment.

Hardcover | $60.00
Published by Prestel
Mar 27, 2020 | 192 Pages | 10 x 11-1/4| ISBN 9783791358819


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