The most ambitious publication devoted to Kevin Beasley’s work to date, A View of a Landscape comprises a 300-page monograph and double LP record, designed together and conceived by the artist as equal, integrated elements.
The book is an expansive look at Beasley’s work in sculpture, sound, and performance, illuminating how his practice finds its grounding in his family’s land in Virginia, a place that also brings out larger American histories. Along with texts by nine writers with strong ties to the artist, the substantial book features a large array of images that include Beasley’s work and materials from his own amassed visual archive.
The double LP features newly recorded tracks by musicians and artists from Beasley’s close creative circles, produced in partnership with London-based record label Hyperdub. The musician’s tracks are uniquely their own, but they all sample recordings that Beasley made, reflecting an ongoing spirit of collaboration.
Book: Andy Battaglia, Kevin Beasley, Daphne A. Brooks, Adrienne Edwards, Leon Finley, Mark Godfrey, Thomas J. Lax, Ralph Lemon, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Fred Moten
Double LP: Laurel Halo, Jlin, Eli Keszler, L'Rain, Ralph Lemon, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kelsey Lu, Jason Moran, Fred Moten, Moor Mother, Okwui Okpokwasili, SCRAAATCH
Softcover, with double LP
12.5 x 12.5 in.
Edited by Karsten Lund and Solveig Øvstebø
Designed by Hyo Kwon