Voyage: sea journeys, island-hoping, and trans-oceanic journeys
Stories of sea journeys have long mesmerised their readers with the images of longing, discoveries, hardship and survival, of determination and being lost, of the width of the open sea, the magic of foreign destinations and the attempt of reaching them by sea; they tell us how men and women face up to the elements of wind and water, how they defeat them or are defeated. But how and why do contemporary artists access the theme of sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts, what are their motivations and intentions, and which modes of expression do they employ?
Artist books by:
Peter Bennett, Tacita Dean, David Faithfull, Simon Faithfull, Caroline de la Fe, Sven Johne, Sukaina Kubba, Laurie Lax, Peter Matthews, Sarah Ramona, Judith Schalansky, Ian Stephen, Susan Timmins, ‹usus› Uta Schneider & Ulrike Stoltz, Thomas Whittle, Carola Willbrand, Philippa Wood a.o.