Shop > Artists' Books

#13952

The Etiquette of the Arms Trade: Undercover Drawings

Artist
Jill Gibbon
Price
$37.00
Date
2018
Publisher
Beam Editions
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-9164200-0-7
Size
21 × 27 cm
Length
64 pp
Genre
Drawing
Description

The Etiquette of the Arms Trade is the first comprehensive collection of drawings by artist Jill Gibbon. Selected from a ten year period, the drawings document the corrupting culture of the world’s largest arms trade shows. This extraordinary artist bravely works undercover with a false identity, to expose the thin veil of ‘respectability’ over this brutal inhumane trade.

Depicting lethal weaponry alongside corporate entertainment including a fashion show, string quartet and champagne, the drawings show how arms deals are given a polite veneer. There are also cracks in the façade with continual drinking, the objectification of women, and expressions of greed, lust, and despair.

The book includes two essays by the artist ‘The Etiquette of the Arms Trade’ which places the project in the context of the globalised arms industry, and ‘Drawing as Reportage’ that explores the role of drawing in contrast to photography.

Hardcover, cloth-bound, colour.

  1. The Etiquette of the Arms Trade
 

Related Items

  1. Drew Lint: Rough Trade
  2. ARTFORUMx, Summary:trade edition - Parasitic Ventures Press,
  3. &&&
  4. David Severn: Whitby Goth Weekend
  5. John Newling: Dear Nature
  6. Ethan Greenbaum, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and David Kennedy Cutler: &&&
  7. Linda Karshan: Equilibrio
  8. Meejin J. Yoon: Absence
  9. Peter Hauenschild : Montagne Sainte-Victoire
  10. Bernhard Cella and Michael Horsky: Familienalbum
  11. Maria Bussmann: Waldrolle
  12. Sarah Smith: Super Head
  13. Ron Giii: Oxygen Theatre
  14. Tim Lahan: Some Ways
  15. Vincent Trasov: Mr. Peanut Drawings
  16. Soner Ön: The Light In The Dark, With The Neon Arms
  17. Isabelle Pauwells: SPIN-OFF
  18. Michael DeForge: Lose #7
  19. Alec Finlay: Specimen Colony
  20. James Carl, FASTWURMS, Jill Henderson, and David Shrigly: ABC.....WITH LOVE (TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL)
  21. Das Wunder des Lebens
  22. Robert Dayton: The Official Diaper Cake Journal #1
  23. Ingo Giezendanner: GRR66: I’m not a white sheet of paper
  24. Ingo Giezendanner: GRR65: prrrretty pattrns
  25. Jason McLean: Pryor Wanted
  26. Aquiles Ascencion and Jill Henderson: FoolForLove tuque
  27. Karla Read: Two
  28. Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge
  29. Double Bound Economies
  30. Architektur aus der Schuhbox: Batas internationale Fabrikstädte
  31. Maryse Larivière: Orgazing
  32. Jill Magid: The Proposal
  33. Thomas Macker: SIGN SHOW TRADE
  34. The Benefit of Friends Collected
  35. (detail)
  36. John Newling: The Last Islands
  37. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver