Selected Writings 1999–2016
Doro Globus & Karsten Schubert (Eds.)
The period between 1999 and 2016 was a particularly fruitful period in the reception of Bridget Riley’s work. This handsome new anthology, Selected Writings, includes the significant writings that broadened the discourse and solidified Riley’s reputation as one of the most important painters of her generation. The essays range from biographical and career overviews to detailed analyses of specific themes from Riley’s over-six-decade career. Eighteen contributions by Frances Spalding, Michael Bracewell, Dave Hickey, Éric de Chassey, Lynne Cooke, Robert Kudielka, Paul Moorhouse, Richard Shiff and others are included. Most of the critical texts were written in close consultation with the artist, the result of long conversations, studio visits and archive access. Largely commissioned on the occasion of particular exhibitions, they track and trace Riley’s focus and influences at different moments in time. Each essay builds upon the next, with more recent authors clearly responding and referencing earlier discourse. The result is a collection of great breadth and cohesion.
6 x 9 in. / 600 pp / 100 b&w and color
Retail Price: $39.95
The Long Road to Xico
El Largo Camino a Xico 1991–2015
Pedro de Llano (Ed.)
The first extensive monograph for Brazilian artist and activist Maria Thereza Alves, and subject of her solo show at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville (2015), The Long Road to Xico gathers more than 20 projects made between 1991 and 2015. The publication includes several rarely viewed early works and a selection of Alves’s writings contextualizing her work in the political and cultural debates from the 1980s, when she became an activist in the United States and Brazil and an early participant in discourses around post-colonialism and ecology. Includes essays by the editor, Pedro de Llano, and T. J. Demos, internationally recognized professor of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (2016). A complete exhibition history and bibliography with a record of Alves’s activities in art, literature and politics since the late 1970s complete this substantial monograph on the artist’s work to date.
Softcover / 8 ¼ x 10 ¼ in. / 290 pp
Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $25.00