Natasha Ginwala & Daniel Muzyczuk (Eds.)
The Museum of Rhythm begins as a virtual institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience. When using the large cultural infrastructure of an art museum, one can juxtapose modern and contemporary art with ethnographic research, cinema, music, and scientific instruments to set in resonance a critical apparatus and to conduct exercises in rhythmanalysis. The exhibition catalog, which functions as both a massive visual document and a reader, is the product of research that sees art as the means by which the ideologies of rhythm are implemented. Installation views show artworks beside objects, film, and history documents related to time measurement, labor monitoring devices, choreog- raphy, and music practice, all allowing humans to experience more complex rhythms. Artworks and essays by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Erick Beltrán, Robert Brain, Francisco Camacho Herrera, Natasha Ginwala, Robert Horvitz, Ken Jacobs, Elisabeth Lebovici, Ernst Mach, Angela Melitopoulos, Daniel Muzyczuk, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, Jean Painlevé, Forrestine Paulay, Kathleen Rivera, Simon Schaffer, Georg Simmel, Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen Willats, and Jason Young.
8 ½ x 10 ¾ in. / 352 pp / Full b&w and color
Retail Price: $58.00
MUZEUM SZTUKI, ŁÓDZ
Milena Høgsberg & Alex Klein (Eds.)
Myths of the Marble documents a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Norway. Co-organized by curators Alex Klein (ICA) and Milena Hoegsberg (HOK), the exhibition reflects upon how the “virtual” has been engaged by contemporary artists as a way to consider the world as a site of possibility and limitation that both permeates physical space and online experience. The accompanying catalog begins with individual profiles of each artist and expansive color images of each work, which includes painting, sculpture, and installation to video, 16-mm film, and VR technology. Informative installation views from both venues connect the essays from scholars Homay King and Tom Holert, along with artists Cayetano Ferrer, Florian Meisenberg, Sondra Perry, and art historians Iggy Cortez and Marina Isgro, discussing concepts ranging from the video game “skybox” to the complexities of the “prosthetic.” Exhibition artists are Rachel de Joode, Cayetano Ferrer, Ane Graff, Ignas Krunglevicius, Chris Marker, Daria Martin, Florian Meisenberg Shahryar Nashat, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling.
6 ¼ x 9 in. / 208 pp / 158 color
Retail Price: $38.00
ICA, UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA