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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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gowithYamo recommends our favourite art books to read this Winter

As the days get colder and the nights longer, we know that picking up a good book and staying cosy is that bit of comfort that everyone needs. So don’t you worry, gowithYamo has got just what you need, check out 5 recommended books on our reading list this winter:

1. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean Translated by Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski

In 1932, at the peak of French colonialism, a group of Martiniquan students at the Sorbonne established a Caribbean Surrealist Group and published a journal called Légitime Défense. Immediately, it was banned by the authorities and sparked a catalyst of debate among many surrealists and Caribbean intellectuals, having a profound impact on the struggle for cultural identity. The Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean is a series of texts which dives into the political and cultural history of surrealism and the Caribbean using mostly texts which have never been translated into English, this book is an eye opener into the complex relationship between colonialism, European avant-gardes and surrealism.

2. The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks

With a title that says it all, The Brutish Museums is a book that addresses the poignant and pressing issue of looting, colonialism and institutional ethics. Written by Dan Hicks, the book looks closely at the Benin Bronzes, prominent historical and culture artefacts of Benin City, Nigeria, and how they were taken from their birthplace during a British naval attack. You can now find these beautiful African masterpieces in the British Museum and countless private collections. Many media and news outlets along with government officials, academics and activists have been discussing this for years on end. “The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, reparation and the decolonisation of museums” and Dan Hick brings us on an interesting and powerful exploration.

3. A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was a forward-thinking avant-garde Japanese artist, teacher and designer who was influential in building foundations for contemporary colour research. His understanding of colour, pattern and design is simply superb. This pocket-sized book is a full of hundreds of colour combinations (348 to be exact) from Wada himself. A true dream for creatives, students and anyone looking for some colourful inspiration.

4. Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba by Coco Fusco

Winner of the Absolut Art Award: Art Writing, Dangerous Moves: Performance And Politics In Cuba was first published by Tate Publishing in 2015 and analyses how the post-revolutionary state in Cuba has influenced the works of artist over time. Like the cover of the book, Coco Fusco shows readers a snippet into the suffocating and liberating history of Cuba and the imaginative and brave work that grew from the at times hostile grounds of political unrest and censorship. “Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry and political activism” Fusco presents a window into the contemporary culture of Cuba and “some of its most daring and experimental artists”.

5. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary by Peter R. Kalb

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is a visual and critical survey filled with outstanding art dating back from the 80s to today. Exploring concepts and issues such as: Appropriation, Neo-Expressionism, Commodities and Consumerism, Contemporary Art in Russia and China, Memory and History, Identity, Culture, Body and Self and much more. Peter Kalb takes us on an expansive and diverse journey of “individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally”; whilst showcasing hundreds of works varying from sculpture, photography, installation, painting, collage, video art, performance and textiles. There really is something to be discovered for everyone in this book.

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