Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath
- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Feb 2015
- Unicorn Press
War Requiem & Aftermath is a new publication dedicated to a major installation by the British artist Maggi Hambling, first exhibited in 2013 and including an extensive body of paintings of battlefields and war victims. Presented last summer at ‘SNAP: Art at the Aldeburgh Festival’ to coincide with the centenary of Benjamin Britten, Hambling’s War Requiem stands as a bold testament to the anguish and absurdity of war. Hambling’s paintings possess a candour and emotiveness that is at odds with much contemporary art, and these qualities re-emerge in a recent cycle of sculptures titled Aftermath. The book will feature essays by James Cahill on War Requiem and Aftermath and their place within Hambling’s wider oeuvre, drawing upon extensive interviews with the artist.
James Cahill, who has degrees from Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, is now studying at Cambridge for his doctorate. Cahill writes for The Burlington Magazine, Apollo, The Independent, and Elephant Magazine, reviewing books and exhibitions. He has written on the work of Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Sarah Lucas, Robert Rauschenberg, Francesco Clemente and the sculpture of Etienne.