Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival 2012
Irene Tsatsos (Ed.)
New Highland Art Agents: Double Issue records and responds to thirty-seven works presented throughout Los Angeles in January 2012, as part of the Pacific Standard Time (PST) Performance and Public Art Festival, the second festival ever in Los Angeles dedicated to presenting the history of the regions performance art history. The PST initiative, funded by the Getty Research Institute, brought together institutions throughout Southern California to explore the region’s art histories from World War II through the 1970s. The performance festival picked up where the exhibition programming left off, inspired by Southern California’s rich and active performance-art scene during the 1970s and 1980s. This book is a response to artistic collaborators active in Los Angeles in the 1980s, including the Highland Art Agents formed by Paul McCarthy, Barbara T. Smith, and others who produced and presented some of the most significant works of the time. Featured artists and collectives include Judy Chicago, John Cage, Eleanor Antin, The Dead Kennedys, and Bruce Nauman, among others. Double Issue is a monumental snapshot of a pivotal time in the L.A. performance art movement.
7 ¾ x 11 in. / 200 pp / 59 b&w and 106 color
Retail Price: $30.00
Folding Unfolding Refolding Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2017
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Kunsthalle Wien (Eds.)
Olena Newkryta is the second winner of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, awarded for outstanding final projects at the two universities of art in Vienna. For the first time, the two laureates— Olena Newkryta (University of Applied Arts) and Marlene Maier (Academy of Fine Arts)— are exhibiting together. Both artists superimpose documentation, fiction, and reality in their media installations, while each simultaneously bringing social interactions into a “comprehensible” format. The works of Olena Newkryta take up the idea of touch and translate it into the medium of photography. Her works mediate between the physicality of the photographic material, the aesthetic presence, and the reference to the ephemeral. In her multimedia installation folding unfolding refolding, Newkryta creates several possibilities for viewing the “real” in order to create a “visual language of the touch,” creating a connection between haptic and visual perception. The catalog features installation shots, a fold-out poster, and interview between artist and Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Softcover w/poster insert / 5 x 7 ½ in. / 54 pp / 7 color and 1 b&w
Retail Price: $13.00
KUNSTHALLE WEIN, AUSTRIA