Magali Reus

A Sentence in Soil

A publication that celebrates the work created by the artist Magali Reus for her second major US show, A Sentence in Soil, held at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, between 14 May – 9 October 2022.

The exhibition is an installation of new work that examines how the forms of simple, recognisable objects can generate an immediate chain of associations when dislocated from their original functions. Sculptures that explore, expand upon, and contradict the physical properties and cultural baggage of its original source.

Working in close collaboration with the artist and curator Catherine Craft, this book divides the content between two halves. Utilising two separate Swiss-bound book blocks, fixed within the textured, recycled board cover. This material is more often used for packaging purposes, referenced through the presence of the barcode on the spine of the book.

2022 Softback Publisher: Nasher Sculpture Center. ISBN: 9781733681223 Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm Pages: 110pp £38