The Travels of Bad

Zander Blom

The Travels of Bad


Zander Blom's second publication, following The Drain of Progress, documents the travels of 'an idealist Machiavellian hero, guitar in hand, on a crusade to revitalise the arts of the culture capital of the world'. According to Blom, 'The Travels of Bad is essentially a satire that looks critically at the influence that exotic cultures and their artefacts have had on the avant-garde system of European visual art from the end of the 19th century onwards. The critique comes in the shape of mini-novella that is illustrated by a series of photographic works and accompanied by a pseudo rock-opera type symphonic drone thrash metal rock album.'

Published by Rooke Gallery | 2009
Softcover, 48 pages | ISBN 978-0-620-43190-3 | Price: R650
Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies with CD and plectrum

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