Suzy Halajian (Ed.)
I can call this progress to halt, the project and exhibition (March–April 2017) at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), considers gestures of protest, unrest, and incendiary exchange as the starting point to a conversation with twenty international artists asked to contribute texts, poems, images, and visual stories to expand upon the challenging themes. The project consists of a series of weekly screenings, presentations, and performances, all brought together in the final catalog. Considered together, they function as dispersed, floating representations of contested moments in time that refuse to stand fixed, but instead circulate and vehemently invoke another engagement with the world. Within the presentation and further developed in the catalog, the exhibited works, screenings, performances—as well as texts, images, and the artists’ research— demand that the notion of progress to be called upon, re-thought, and challenged, in particular its capitalist logic of advancement. Featured artists and contributors include international curator Suzy Halajian and artists Raqs Media Collective, Jalal Toufic, Alejandro Cesarco, Rosalind Nashashibi, and Kandis Williams, among others.
7 x 12 in. / 150 pp / 30 b&w and 60 color
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& In Relation to Studio for Propositional Cinema
A compendium of essays, scripts, poems, and proposals by various artists follows the epnemous exhibition In Relation to a Spectator, curated by Studio for Propositional Cinema at the Kestner Gesellschaft (Hannover, 2017). In the opening text, Studio for Propositional Cinema—an artist collective founded in Düsseldorf in 2013—sets the context for the book’s investigations into notions of the script, staging, and the conditions of the exhibition itself. Artist contributions include Keren Cytter’s rules and declarations for engaging life; Irena Haiduk and John Miller’s ruminating on the nature of the image and of the cinematic, respectively; a series of missives to Kevin Spacey from Cally Spooner; and an “open letter” by Christopher Williams, detailing the labor and material conditions that havefurnishedthewallsonwhichhisexhibitionshavehung.Additionalartistsincludedare Paul Chan, Nicolás Gaugnini, Madeline Hollander, Sarah Kürten, Jordan Lord with Carissa Rodriguez, Luzie Meyer, Rachel Rose, Karin Schneider, and Lawrence Weiner.
4 ½ x 7 in. / 144 pp / 4 b&w
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KESTNER GESELISCHAFT AND A.P.E. (ART PROJECTS ERA), GERMANY