Jeremy Deller: Joy in People

Jeremy Deller: Joy in People


Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has been a hugely influential figure in the story of British art over the past two decades, helping to rewrite the rules of contemporary artistic practice.

With essays by esteemed cultural theorist Stuart Hall, music historian Rob Young and Hayward Gallery's Director Ralph Rugoff, alongside fascinating conversation between Deller and artist Matthew Higgs, this beautifully finished casebound book is the first complete survey of the artist's multi-faceted practice, in which he explores compelling social and cultural territories while alternately taking on the roles of artistic producer, publisher, filmmaker, collaborator, curator, parade organizer and cultural activist.

Published on the occasion of Jeremy Deller's first major survey exhibition, staged at London's Hayward Gallery (22 February – 13 May 2012), Jeremy Deller: Joy in People is the first comprehensive publication to cover the career of this indispensable British artist.

240 pages
22.8 x 28.3 cm
180 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781853322945
RRP £24.99

Designed by SMITH

Stuart Hall has been pivotal to the development of cultural studies during the past forty years. Whether as Director of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, or as one of the leading public intellectuals of the postwar period, he helped transform our understanding of culture as both a theoretical category and a political practice.

Matthew Higgs is an artist, curator writer and publisher. Higgs was Curator at The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco between 2001 and 2004. Prior to that he was an Associate Director of Exhibitions at the ICA, London. Since 1992 Higgs has organised more than 100 exhibitions and projects with artists. He has contributed essays and interviews to more than 50 publications and art magazines including Artforum, Frieze, Art Monthly and Afterall

Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery, London. 

Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music, published by Faber and Faber (2010). He is The Wire magazine's Editor-at-Large and lives in the UK. 

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