Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Martin Creed (b. 1968) has been recognised around the world for his distinctive approach to art that is at once playful, thought-provoking and deeply ambiguous. Crossing all artistic media and including musical performance and dance, his art transforms common materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence, choice, perception and the invisible structures that shape everyday experience.
Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? is the official, large-format and fully-illustrated publication which accompanies the first major survey of Creed’s work in the world, opening at Hayward Gallery in January 2014. Encompassing the full range and scale of Creed’s work, this comprehensive monograph spans his most minimal moments as well as extravagant room-sized installations, giant neon signs, video projections
Outstanding in scope, design and content, this essential volume features Creed’s key artworks and a number of newly commissioned essays by music journalist Paul Morley, art historian Joachim Pissarro and Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson, and a text by award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster Bill Bailey. Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? offers an essential insight into the work of one of the world’s most innovative living artists.
Foreword by Ralph Rugoff
Essays by Bill Bailey, Cliff Lauson, Paul Morley and Joachim Pissarro
28.5 x 24.5 cm
320 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 85332 320 1
Designed by Joe Ewart