History is Present Tense
372 pages, color
9.25 x 12.5 inches (23.5 x 31.75 cm)
Spanning the past two decades, the book presents an index of Rodney McMillian’s performance-based work, as well as a fresh look at Against a Civic Death, a 2018 exhibition of McMillian’s at The Contemporary Austin.
Designed and researched with the artist’s close participation, the book itself serves as both a testament to and a manifestation of McMillian’s disruptive, revealing art.
Co-published by Radius Books and The Contemporary Austin
Texts by Adrienne Edwards, Julia V. Hendrickson, Heather Pesanti, Bennett Simpson, Cherise Smith