Fred Wilson

A Critical Reader
Edited by Doro Globus with an introduction by Lowery Stokes Sims

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2011.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 36 4

Dimensions: 21.6 × 14.4 cm | 8 1/4 x 6 in

Pages: 509 pp, 70 colour ill

Wilson's unique approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, Wilson leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.


Concentrating on some of the most significant moments of Wilson’s career, the book focuses on essays from exhibition catalogues – such as Mining the Museum (1992) and Speak of Me as I Am (2003) – and interviews with the artist himself.


Brought together for the first time here, these reviews, interviews and essays are from sources that are largely out of print. The texts are accompanied by a large section of full-colour illustrations that show the artist’s seminal work from the early 1990s to present day.