Graham Coulter-Smith | Art Historian Philosopher
Graham Coulter-Smith is an art historian and philosopher who worked as Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at Staffordshire University and, prior to this, as a lecturer in Art History and Theory at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. He was also the founding co-editor of Eyeline contemporary art magazine. Coulter-Smith has written extensively on contemporary Australian art. His books include The Postmodern Art of Imants Tillers: Appropriation en Abyme, 1971–2000 (2003); Art in the Age of Terrorism (2006); Deconstructing Installation Art (2006); and Schwartz City’s Mike Parr: Self Portrait Project (1994). In 2018 his writing was included in the book Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere, a comprehensive survey of Tiller’s prolific career produced in accompaniment with a major exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art.
Mike Parr: The Self Portrait Project
This exceptionally presented monograph catalogues Parr’s Self Portrait Project, an expansive, iterative project that dominated Parr’s practice from 1982 into the early nineties. Compiled by contemporary art theorist Graham Coulter-Smith, the publication features four essayistic chapters that contextualise and interpret the Self Portrait Project through psychoanalytic theories of desire and the self.
The monograph includes over 40 pages featuring large plates of the artist’s work, encompassing detailed reproductions of etchings and charcoal drawings, photographs of installed works, and photographic documentation of performances. These plates are stunningly printed in rich colour, with glossy pages throughout.
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Art Historian, Philosopher, Educator, Artist
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Various Private Collections