Gillian Wearing

Texts by Daniel F. Herrmann, Doris Krystof, Bernhart Schwenk and David Deamer

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2012; Whitechapel Gallery, London and K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 52 4

Dimensions: 32 × 23 cm | 12 5/8 x 9 1/8 in

Pages: 232 pp, 100 colour ill
£27.95 | $49.95

This monograph provides an overview of the artist’s work from the early, iconic photographs of people holding up signs with written personal confessions or thoughts – entitled Signs That Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs That Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say (1992–93) – to her latest video Bully (2010) in which the roles of victims and perpetrators, actors and directors are blurred.


The publication accompanies a major international survey of the artist’s work at Whitechapel Gallery, London; K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; which includes new photographic works, two portraits from her ongoing series of iconic photographers and still lives of flowers that are inspired by the rich symbolism of seventeenth-century Dutch painting.


100 full-colour illustrations and never-before-published archival material are accompanied by new texts by the exhibition’s curators, Daniel F. Herrmann, Doris Krystof and Bernhart Schwenk.