Marlies Pekarek & Geraldine Searles
From two of the strongest and most outspoken women artists working today comes a collaborative comic book loosely based on the history of sugar. This comic book is part of a larger, ongoing project started in 2006, titled Madonnas, Queens and Other Heroes, by Australian artist-political commentator Geraldine Searles and Swiss artist Marlies Pekarek. Searles took Pekarek’s 3-D sugar sculpture entitled Sugar Queen, scanned it into a digital file, then created a fantastic story and surrounding scenery to give the Sugar Queen a new context and a new journey. The cross-cultural friendship of the collaborators began when Pekarek was studying art in Australia more than two decades ago.
6 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches/ 108 pp/ 50 color 5
Retail Price: $32.00
Luis Jacob (Ed.)
Commerce by Artists documents a fascinating and sweeping range of artists’ projects produced from the 1950s to the present by Canadian and international artists who have sought to engage, rather than merely represent, the complex contemporary art world of which they are a part. This encyclopedic journey into that pivotal and transitional time encompasses canonical works such as Yves Klein’s “Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility” (1958), Seth Siegelaub’s “Artist’s Contract “(1971), and Lee Lozano’s “Strike Piece”(1969)—as well as rarely documented works like Keith Obadike’s “Blackness for Sale” (2001) and Kelly Mark’s “In & Out” (1997-ongoing until 2032). A few of the 27 contributors included are Clegg & Guttmann, Jorge di Paola, Hu Fang, Andrea Fraser, Coco Fusco, Hans Haacke, Jens Hoffmann, Mary Kelly, Sina Najafi, Richard Manning, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Andrea Rosen, Martha Rosler, Reid Shier and Julia Steinmetz.
8 x 10 1/2 inches/ 386 pp/ 208 b&w
Retail Price: $65.00