Daniel Malone is one of New Zealand’s most enigmatic and risk-taking artists. He is best known for context-specific performances and installations that weave together multiple threads to form playful and often perverse narratives about the historical, social and cultural identity of his subject matter.
Black Market Next To My Name is one of Malone’s most significant works to date. Originally show at Gambia Castle in 2007, the work involved all of the artist’s worldly goods, and the ridding of them.
The new publication presents documentation of the 2007 installation alongside a conversation between the artist and Los-Angeles based curator Liv Barrett. This dialogue took place shortly after Malone’s show Epicurios for an Other CV or, The Geophagy of Europe & its Autochthonous Peoples or, A Communist Kiosk in a Common Marketopened at Hopkinson Cundy in February 2012, and just before Black Market Next To My Namewas reconfigured at the Auckland Art Gallery for Made Active: The Chartwell Show (from 14 April – 15 July 2012).
Black Market Next To My Name is the first of a series of publications addressing Malone's work, with additional volumes due to be released later in 2012. The series will sample and survey some seventeen years of practice, include a wealth of visual material from the artist’s extensive archive of documentation, and feature major new essays by New Zealand and international writers.
This publication was supported by the Chartwell Trust.
Text by Liv Barrett and Daniel Malone
8.25" x 11.5", 16 pages, softcover, Edition: 1000