The Journey of Things by Magdalene Odundo, available once again for emerging audiences. In its third printing, the book reveals the unique characteristics that have granted it continued resonance.
The book features 44 of Odundo’s vessels, a large selection of museological and contemporary objects that reveal the range of global references that have informed her practice, alongside various texts including a conversation with Ben Okri. Comprising a series of interleaved sections in an organic flow which pairs and juxtaposes the historic and the contemporary, featuring works by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Lucie Rie, Jean Arp, as well as ancient vessels from Greece and Egypt, historic ceramics from Africa, Asia and Central America, and ritual objects from across the African continent.
The Journey of Things was originally published alongside the exhibition of the same name, led by Andrew Bonacina at The Hepworth Wakefield in Spring 2019.
184 pages, 180 x 240 x 15mm