Perpetual Slavery
Ciarán Finlayson
Published by Floating Opera Press, Berlin, 2023, 80 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 17 cm, English
Price: €16

In Perpetual Slavery, Ciarán Finlayson investigates the relationship of art to freedom in the work of Cameron Rowland and Ralph Lemon, who both utilize imagery of labor haunted and structured by the historical experience of slavery.

Finlayson suggests that these two artists’ work overcomes the dichotomy between the recording of history and its interpretation by making both the object of artistic experience, thereby providing a space to grasp the continuing effects of slavery.

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