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ABSTRACT VAUDEVILLE

The Work of Rose English

Guy Brett, Martha Fleming & Doro Globus (Eds.)

Rose English emerged from the Conceptual art, dance and feminist scenes of 1970s Britain to become one of the most internationally influential performance artists working today. This comprehensive exhibition catalog documents her 40-year career to date, including legendary site-specific performances and large-scale spectaculars. Her uniquely interdisciplinary work combines elements of theater, circus, opera and poetry to explore themes of gender politics, the identity of the performer and the metaphysics of presence. English has mounted performances on ice rinks; at the Royal Court Theatre and Tate Britain, London and Franklin Furnace, New York, collaborating with horses, magicians and acrobats. Accompanying many rare archival photographs and performance scripts, a major essay by art critic/curator Guy Brett surveys the artist’s work and times alongside interviews with two of English’s closest collaborators, Sally Potter and Simon Vincenzi.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
January 2015 / Flexibound w/cloth
8 x 11 inches
432 pp / 80 b&w and 370 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-82-1 · Retail Price: $65.00

After

Jean-Max Colard and Thomas Lélu

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
2007 / English and French / Hardcover
8 x 9 3/4 inches / 272 pp / 218 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-22-1 · Retail Price: $39.95

AFTER BERKELEY

Objectif Exhibitions, 2010–2012

Mai Abu ElDahab (Ed.)

After  Berkeley opens with a letter from Mai Abu El Dahab addressed to the book’s designer, Will Holder, about parallels between their project and Roberto Bolaño’s book The  Savage  Detectives. It then proceeds through a series of conversations revealing the references, methods, and interests of the participants at Objectif Exhibitions ranging from reticence and possession in artistic production to a historical account of so-called carrot jokes. Interviews include Matias Faldbakken by Nikki Columbus, Patricia Esquivias by Jonas Z␣akaitis, and Michael Portnoy by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, among others, and a contribution by Dexter Sinister. This publication is the second in a two-part series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, between 2010 and 2011.

STERNBERG PRESS
BERLIN OBJECTIF EXHIBITIONS, ANTWERP
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Softcover/ 4 1/4 x6 inches/
341 pp/ 33 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-84-9 · Retail Price: $26.00

AGNIESZKA KURANT / ALEKSANDRA WASILKOWSKA

Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit, the installation exposed and explored in this full-color book, merges the disciplines of architecture and art within a collaborative dialogue between artists Agnieszka Kurant and Aleksandra Wasilkowska, who represented Poland with this project at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2010. In their essay, the artists present the ideas behind Emergency Exit and the concept of “urban portable holes,” and such artifacts as Utopian Ruins and Fictional Sports. An archive of reference images, theories, films, and documents inspire and support their work within expanding and interrelated subjects; an all-star team of critics add commentary, and Hans Ulrich Obrist conducts a dual interview with Kurant and Wasilkowska.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN / NEW YORK
2011 / Softcover / 6.75 x 9.5 inches
80 pp / 8 b&w and 30 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-21-4 · Retail Price: $24.95

 

ALAN RATH

Plants, Animals, People, Machines

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
1995, Softcover, 7 1/2 x 10 inches
48 pp, 8 halftone and 38 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9646426-2-X · Retail Price: $25.00
 

ALAN RATH, ROBOTICS

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
1999, Softcover, 11 1/2 x 9 inches
64 pp, 34 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9650583-5-2 · Retail Price: $25.00

Alien Invaders: A Guide to Non-Native Species in the Britisher Isles

Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan
Book Works, United kingdom
2006 / Hardcover / 5 x 7 1/4 inches
32 pp / extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 1-870699-87-4 · Retail Price: $18.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE

A Tourist World

Snoeck, Germany
2008 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 6 1/4 x 9 inches / 240 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-81-2 · Retail Price: $60.00

JIM ALLEN

Skin of Years

Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)

New Zealand artist and educator Jim Allen is both a formidable influence upon his followers and a prolific artist in his own right. A leader of post-object practices in the global south, Allen’s immersive installations and light touch share much with his self-proclaimed heroes, experimental filmmaker and sculptor Len Lye and Brazilian kineticist Hélio Oitica. This robust reader contains over 300 pages of interviews with Allen, conducted largely by art historian Tony Green and fellow artist Phil Dadson. Through these colorful and often humorous oral histories, one can trace the narrative of Allen’s life, including his participation in WWII and formation as an artist and teacher—and sailor!—from the 1950s until the present day. An important record of a woefully understudied figure of postwar art, Skin of Years presents Allen’s dogged persistence to engage in what he has called “the art of the possible.”

CLOUDS, NEW ZEALAND
MICHAEL LETT, NEW ZEALAND
Release Date: October 2014
Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 inches / 340 pp / 372 b&w and 133 color
ISBN: 978-0-9876593-6-1 · Retail Price: $39.95

Pedro Alvarez

The Signs Pile Up

UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside
Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
2008 / Hardcover / 9 x 12 inches
144 pp / 6 b&w and 69 color
ISBN: 978-1-889195-57-5 · Retail Price: $40.00