Esther Shalev-Gerz "Describing Labor" Exhibition Catalog
144 Color Pages, Linen softbound with gold foil on the spine.
Published by The Wolfsonian-Florida Atlantic University to accompany the "Describing Labor" Exhibition held December 3, 2012 - April 7, 2013 at the Wolfsonian-Florida Atlantic University, Miami Beach.
Describing Labor draws on artist Esther Shalev-Gerz’s research into depictions of the worker from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. Through video, audio, photography and a selection of historic artworks from the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Margulies collections, Describing Labor invites the present to relate to the now rarely seen figure of those whose labor fabricates the physical world via a detour among images from the past.
Esther Shalev-Gerz's "Describing Labor" traveled to Detroit and was on view as part of her solo-exhibition "Space Between Time" at Wasserman Projects in the spring of 2016.