Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding includes images of works in a contemporary group art exhibition of the same title. Featuring essays by curator Patrik Andersson and BC writer Natalie Porter, they examine how the world of skateboarding continues to be in generating identity, consumer culture, community, and resistance to our increasingly surveilled and controlled public spaces. Unlike most exhibitions on skateboarding, Out of Control does not offer a focus on what the general audience would typically think of “skateboard art”, such as board graphics and graffiti. Nor does it offer a sociological survey of subculture. Out of Control features works by emerging, midcareer, and established artists, who have more askance views on aesthetic, social, environmental, political, and architectural dimensions associated with the sport. Included in the book are interviews with artists and skateboarders by the Audain Art Museum’s Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Curator Kiriko Watanabe.
Raymond Boisjoly, Karin Bubaš, Andrew Dadson, Hannah Dubois, Noah Friebel, Tim Gardner, Dan Graham, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Christian Huizenga, Mikaela Kautzky, Andrew Kent, Cameron Kerr, Alex Morrison, Michelle Pezel, Samuel Roy-Bois, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace, Amir Zaki, and Raphaël Zarka.
190 pages with essays, full colour images, and illustrations
25.5 x 20 x 2.5cm