Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn
22 pages, Fully-illustrated
Softcover, saddle stitched
Essay by Richard Klein
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2017
Design by Gretchen Kraus
Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley’s unique collaboration of over a decade has coalesced into what they call “performance architecture,” a new genre in which the two artists design, construct, and then physically occupy structures, blurring the boundaries between architecture, sculpture, design, and performance, exploring both the nature of social space and the way architecture influences human behavior. For their exhibition at The Aldrich, they constructed a twenty-three-foot-high living environment, which they inhabit as both the authors and living subjects of the work. Produced on the occasion of Schweder and Shelley’s exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2017, this catalogue features an essay by exhibitions director Richard Klein.