Paul Chan: The 7 Lights


The American artist Paul Chan has gained international acclaim for his videos, drawings and installations which blend a novel aesthetic of drawing with philosophical reflections on politics, religion, sex and life today. The publication presents a first significant overview of his work, starting with his most recent series entitled "The 7 Lights" (2005-2007).

These are large-scale digital projections and drawings that 'hallucinate' the Seven Days of Creation. His earlier works (1999-2004) are assembled in the second part of the book. Also included is a discussion between Paul Chan, Adam Philips and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Serpentine Gallery, London, May - July 2007 and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, April - August 2008.