Road Back to Relevance

  • Author
    • Dan Rees
  • Published byMousse Publishing (2016)
  • Dimensions (cm) 20 × 26
  • Pages144
  • ISBN9788867492176
  • Price £20.00

Road Back to Relevance



Published by Mousse Publishing on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Nomas Foundation, Rome, Road Back to Relevance gives insight into the last decade of Dan Rees’s (b. Swansea, UK, 1982) practice.

It brings together groups of works—paintings, videos, installations, and photography—that have never before been viewed simultaneously, and reveals the complex nature of the artist’s research. The title refers to a slide presentation made by the artist in collaboration with an advertising strategist and designer that, by charting the course of a specific solidarity campaign between Wales and Nicaragua started in the 1980s, questions how pre-“clicktivist” modes of social engagement, activism, and international solidarity can remain relevant today.

Dan Rees (b, UK) is based between London and Berlin. His practice spans painting, sculpture photography and video. He studied at Camberwell College Of Arts (2001-2004) and at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt (2007-2009). Recent exhibition include: Ruins of the Cambrian Age, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Depressed Earth, Múrias | Centeno, Lisbon; Road Back To Relevance, Nomas Foundation, Rome in 2016; Stimulate Surprise, Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Think Local Act Global, MOT International, Brussels in 2015; Top Heavy, T293, Rome and Kelp, National Museum of Wales in 2013.