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Introduction by Wendy Olsoff, P·P·O·W Co-Founder
Essays by John Yau and Tiernan Morgan
Interview with Anton van Dalen and Krzysztof Wodiczko
Anton van Dalen: Community of Many chronicles the historic artist Anton van Dalen’s lifelong visual investigation informed by the influences of war, religion, migration, a devotion to nature, and a dedication to documenting the technological and cultural evolutions within our society. Born in Holland in 1938 to a conservative Calvinist family, van Dalen witnessed firsthand the terrors of both technological and human destruction during World War II. Since immigrating to New York in 1966 and settling in the East Village, van Dalen has served as witness, storyteller, and documentarian of the dramatic cultural shifts in the neighborhood through his masterfully honed and singular iconography. Featuring critical essays by John Yau and Tiernan Morgan, this is the first comprehensive monograph on Anton van Dalen’s work providing a language by which to discuss the consequences of human brutality towards nature and entanglement with technology.
Van Dalen has been included in group exhibitions at notable institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Museum, New York; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; and the New York Historical Society. He has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Exit Art, New York. His Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre has toured since 1995 both nationally and internationally and has been shown at numerous institutions including The Drawing Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and The New York Historical Society.
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