The Art + Positive Archives
Dr. Daniel S. Berger & John Neff (Eds.)
Militant Eroticism, Art+Positive Archives is the first survey catalog documenting the art and practice of the pivotal 1980s collective Art+Positive, which was connected to the influential New York AIDS action group ACT UP. At the forefront in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, both groups staged self-initiated actions and massive demonstrations, while practicing an improvisational approach to activism at the intersection of the AIDS crisis and the culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their multi-platform projects were firmly focused on fighting AIDS phobia, censorship, homophobia, misogyny, and racism within the art world. Members, collaborators, and contributors to Art+Positive included Lola Flash, Nan Goldin, Aldo Hernández, Zoe Leonard, Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, Catherine (Saalfield) Gunn, Julie Tolentino, and David Wojnarowicz. In 2015, the archive was acquired by collector and AIDS researcher Dr. Daniel Berger. Shortly thereafter, he and artist John Neff produced the first exhibition and catalog from the archive at Iceberg Projects, Chicago. Included are unpublished writings by Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, and David Wojnarowicz plus essays by Berger, Neff, and scholar Debra Levine.
8 ½ x 11 in. / 130 pp / 78 color
Retail Price: $35.00
Gianni Jetzer (Ed.)
When the young minimalist painter Olivier Mosset (b. 1944) bought his first motorcycle, a US–Army issued Harley-Davidson, in Paris in the late 1960s, he helped start up a subculture still wholly unknown in Europe: the motorcycle club. The young painter’s Paris studio doubled as a hub of radical painting—conceptually reduced black circles on a white canvas—and a hangout for the first Marxist-influenced motorcycle club. WHEELS is an in-depth survey that retraces Mosset’s career from his involvement with the minimalist art group BMPT to his interplay between motor vehicles and painting. In the mid 1970s, Mosset worked and lived in New York, where he became the founding member of the NY Radical Painting Group before eventually moving to Arizona. Art critic Elisabeth Wetterwald interviews Mosset and American artist Vincent Szarek, who often collaborates with Mosset, discussing the interface between art and motorcycles. Art historian Philip Ursprung analyzes the importance of technology, culture, and nature. Mosset is represented by Gagosian Gallery, and his work appears in the collections of MoMA, New York, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among others.
224 pp / 188 b&w
Retail Price: $60.00