Published Nov 04, 2012Now that she's revealed details for her upcoming Matangi, we wouldn't be surprised if M.I.A. remained focus on that project. Before she gets too deep into that project, however, the artist has dropped a new book.
M.I.A.: The Book, which is available now from Rizzoli, is a career-spanning art collection that includes Maya Arulpragasam's distinct, highly politicized visuals from each of her albums along with various other work.
The publishing house described the book with the following statement:
Here is a documentation of her entire visual output and a telling of her story in collages, photos, and prints from her early years in art school at Central Saint Martins London through to her hugely successful three albums, mixtapes, and live performances at PS1 MoMA, Coachella, various exhibitions, installations, and music video shootsThe artwork is comprised of a wide variety of materials and media: video stills turned to stencils pieced back together to make animated installations; spray-painted canvasses scanned then made into digital collages; photographs videotaped, then run through bad computer connections to create graphic prints; artwork on nails, walls, prints for T-shirts, handmade stage costumes—anything she could find while she was touring. Also included are assorted lyrics and portions of an exclusive interview in which she discusses candidly the personal events and themes which inform"ed her art and music at the time of each campaign.
A trailer for M.I.A. The Book can be streamed below via Jay-Z's YouTube channel.
The book is available now.