Phil Collins

"the world won't listen"

Edited by Suzanne Weaver; With contributions by Bruce Hainley, Liz Kotz, and Simon Reynolds

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British artist Phil Collins (b. 1970) uses films, photographs, and installations to explore the mediating power of culture and possibilities of personal expression in areas that are facing political conflict and change around the world, such as Pakistan, Serbia, Iraq, and Northern Ireland. This cutting-edge publication offers fresh perspectives on the expanding possibilities of art in the global age and focuses on Collins’s most recent work the world won’t listen, an international three-part video installation project begun in 2004.  In Bogota, Istanbul, and Jakarta, the artist filmed fans performing karaoke versions of their favorite tracks from The World Won’t Listen, an enduring 1987 album by British indie-pop icons The Smiths. With multi-disciplinary essays and a revealing interview with the artist on his creative process, this book provides a highly compelling and critical study of the intersection of art history, popular culture, and music in Collins’s innovative project and demonstrates why he was recently voted one of the ten most important artists working today.

Suzanne Weaver is the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Bruce Hainley is a L.A.-based writer and contributing editor of Artforum. Liz Kotz is assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author.


Dallas Museum or Art (October 21, 2007 – March 30, 2008)

ISBN: 9780300132922
Publication Date: February 14, 2008
Co-publisher: Distributed for the Dallas Museum of Art
132 pages, 8 1/2 x 10
18 b/w + 88 color illus,

Max Neuhaus

Preface by Philippe Vergne, Introduction by Lynne Cooke, Wi

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