Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla
Exploding Galaxies is the first publication on the multidisciplinary and experimental work of David Medalla (b. 1942). Based mainly in London since the 60s, Medalla is known for his kinetic sculptures, participatory installations and performances. He was one of the founders of Signals, a gallery dedicated to experiments in art and science in London in the 60s. He also initiated The Exploding Galaxy in the late 60s and was part of Artists for Democracy, an artist's group identified with the broader liberation movement in the 70s. In the 80s and 90s, Medalla also initiated the groups Octetto Ironico, the Baroque Buddha Brotherhood, the Synoptic Realists and the Mondrian Fan Club.
This monograph, written by Guy Brett, one of the founders of Signals, includes a partial listing of Medalla's performances from the late 60s to mid 90s, as well as his notes on 'Parables of Friendship'.
Kala Press, UK
Softcover / 10 x 8.25 inches / 215 pages / BW, Color