Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
March 2003, Exhibition catalog
Hardcover, 7 1/2 x 10 inches
156 pp, 28 b&w and 28 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-31-8 · Retail Price: $29.95
The Collective Story vs. the Individual Narrative
Freek Lomme (Ed.)
We live in times of great social ambiguity. A recent exhibition, curated by Onomatopee director Freek Lomme, used the work of a wide range of contemporary artists to illustrate the dichotomy between the collective and the individual in ever-changing contemporary society. Tipping the scales at 438 pages with more than 600 color reproductions, Who Told You So?! provides the crafted feel of an artist’s book, the rigor of a theoretical reader, and the high quality reproductions of an exhibition catalog. Featuring 40 international artists, both emerging and established, from the last quarter century, including: Monika Löve, Slavs and Tartars, Elena Bajo, Hank Willis Thomas, Gillian Wearing, Ken Lum, Matthijs Bosman, Keren Cytter, Nadine Byrne, and Sebastian Friedman. Writings from Matteo Lucchetti, Markus Miessen, and Tanja Baudoin, among others, and a sticker from Heath Bunting round out this can’t-miss volume.
September 2013 / Softcover w/ 2 inserts and 1 sticker
6 1/2 x 9 inches / 438 pp / 100+ b&w and 600+ color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-04-5 · Retail Price: $49.95
A Guide to the Aesthetics of Survivalism
Anna Bak (Ed.)
An intriguing meditation on the politics and aesthetics of survivalism assembled by Danish contemporary visual artist Anna Bak, this project began with her fascination with the North Pond Hermit, a man who lived in the wilderness for over 30 years. During the solitary and self-reliant but collaborative atmosphere of an artist residency in Maastricht, Bak decided to imagine the notion of survival through her artistic practice. She is joined by four other artists in this slender volume of texts and images exploring how one might survive real or speculative dangers as a poetic, contemporary, historic, social or creative act. Together with Bak’s curious essay—part allegory, part guidebook—Dutch artist Joris Lindhout, Swedish art historian Niels Henriksen, Swiss artist Francois Dey and Irish writer, curator and art historian Padraic E. Moore contribute stories, letters, objects and installations illustrated here in black-and-white and full-bleed color photographs.
February 2016 / Softcover / 5 ½ x 8 inches
144 pp / 14 b&w and 30 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-42-7 · Retail Price: $25.00
2008 / Hardcover / 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
64 pp / 33 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-12-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s
Turner Prize-nominee Alison Wilding rose to prominence in the late 1970s, counting among her cohort Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg. Though she is best known for abstract sculptures that incorporate unlikely materials like alabaster, beeswax, silk and PVC, this slim exhibition catalog from London’s Karsten Schubert Gallery focuses on 12 drawings from Wilding’s days as an art student. The nine drawings known as “Ethos of the Petrol Station” are accompanied by a revealing text from Peter Cartwright, who relates both his memories of teaching Wilding and the student project that inspired the drawings. An intimate glimpse into at important artist’s origins and growth.
August 2012/ Softcover/ 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches/ 32 pp/ 14 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-45-6 · Retail Price: $10.00
Vanish & Detail
British artist Alison Wilding’s conceptual sculptures combine forms and techniques such as modeling, carving and casting to defuse and challenge the viewer’s expectations, revealing her philosophical and perceptual interest in light, boundary and territory. This unique artist monograph selects more than 20 works featured in the ambitious 2013 exhibition at Tate Britain, London. Each of the five major works on display brings together contrasting materials—from copper and alabaster to rubber and PVC—while testing the relationship between scale and weight. In this rich overview, lush illustrations complement an artist interview with Tate curator Carmen Julía, along with a survey text by art historian Anna Moszynska that explores Wilding’s 40-year career.
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON
May 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / 96 pages / 35 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-85-2 · Retail Price: $32.00
War is Swell
2000, Hardcover, 12 x 9 inches
126 pp, 112 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 1-889195-39-1 · Retail Price: $25.00
A Selection of Paintings & Drawings, 1947-1986
1986, Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
105 pp, 32 duotone and 52 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-12-1 · Retail Price: $20.00
A Critical Reader
An anthology of critical texts and interviews with the fascinating American conceptual artist Fred Wilson, who describes himself as of “African, Native American, European and Amerindian” descent. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, Wilson’s subject is social justice and his medium is museology. This publication focuses on the artist’s pivotal exhibitions and projects, and includes a wide range of significant texts that mark the critical reception of Wilson’s work over the last two decades. Concentrating on some of the most significant moments of Wilson’s career, the book will also include extracts from seminal exhibition catalogues such as Mining the Museum and Speak of Me as I Am – Wilson’s installation in the American Pavilion at the 50th Venice biennale exhibition.
2011 / Softcover / 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
512 pp / 122 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-36-4 · Retail Price: $39.95
Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley’s exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system’s existence is more fraught than ever.
In his latest series, Paul Winstanley documents undergraduate studio spaces from over 50 art colleges across the United Kingdom. These rough and ready, nearly neutral spaces are photographed as found: empty between school years.
Collectively, the works highlight the abstraction of the interior with their temporary white walls, paint stains, neutral floors and open spaces. Photographed in this manner, their sterile nature is juxtaposed by their intended purpose of fostering intense creativity for a future generation of artists.
Over 200 full-colour images, which combine various schools to form their own abstract space, are accompanied by a text by renowned professor Jon Thompson and an interview with the artist by Maria Fusco.
Jon Thompson is an artist, writer and former Professor of Goldsmiths, University of London, London. Maria Fusco is Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
2014 / Hardcover
9 x 11 inches / 288 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-78-4 · Retail Price: $49.95