Meg Cranston

Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World

Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World

The fundamental problem of art is finding a suitable form – a shape for your philosophy, a form that is as persuasive as language. … It has taken me my whole artistic life to figure out why anyone gives a shit about form.
(Meg Cranston, Big Problems #1, 2006)

Californian artist Meg Cranston’s twenty-year career (1987-2007) is the subject of Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World. Her work encompasses object making, writing, performance, theatre and mixed media installation and is for the first time lavishly surveyed in text and images.

The substantial 200-page full colour monograph designed by Warren Olds includes installation images and texts by Nico Israel, Carole Ann Klonarides, Tirdad Zolghadr and previously published and unpublished writing by the artist.

Edited by Noel Daniel
Texts by Meg Cranston, Nico Israel, Carol Ann Klonarides, Tirdad Zolghadr
Published by Artspace and Clouds
Distributed by Clouds in Australia & New Zealand and JRP|Ringier in Europe & USA
March 2008 
ISBN: 978-0-9582789-4-2

Softcover, 200 x 240 mm
237 colour images
200 pages plus insert


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