Amnesiac Hide was published on the occasion of solo exhibitions by Mike Nelson at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 13th to November 3rd, 2013, and the Power Plant, Toronto from February 1st to May 19th, 2014.
The newly commissioned installation presents its audience with the notion of the lone traveler. Drawing on archetypes such as the fur trapper, the pioneering explorer, the Beatnik and the biker, Mike Nelson offers a new reading of the lone traveler, focusing on the significance of these characters in the context of masculinity and spirituality. This publication, that accompanies this new body of work, contains text contributions by Dick Hebdige, curator Jenifer Papararo and Julia Paoli, Jaki Irvine, Nigel Prince and Gaëtane Verna.
Black Dog Publishing