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Black Sun By Shezad Dawood
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Black Sun is a term with multiple meanings,  it represents the eclipse of the day, but is also a symbol of esoteric or occult significance used in various belief systems. The book is formed of a central text written by Dawood (running from front to back) which is punctuated by numerous guest contributions.
The multiple notions embedded within the black sun—relating to eclipse, transfiguration and alchemy—are explored in this beautifully conceived artist book by Shezad Dawood. Black Sun, the title of the British artist’s third book, is a term with myriad meanings; it represents the darkening of daylight, but is also a symbol of esoteric, mystical or occult significance used in various belief systems. Accompanying a traveling exhibition conceived of and curated by the artist, the catalog’s extensive essays examine structures that, much like the black sun itself, deconstruct our everyday modes of seeing. A cumulative set of esoteric symbols announce the start of each new phase of the narrative, a palette of typefaces drawn by Eric Gill provide the voices and a classic Jan Tschishold grid proportioned near the golden ratio holds the content together. The book features texts by Shezad Dawood, Tom Trevor, Megha Ralapati, Gerrie van Noord, Kodwo Eshun and Camilla Palestra; and works by artists including Ayisha Abraham, Desire Machine Collective, The Otolith Group, Tino Sehgal and Wolfgang Tillmans.



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