Ingrid Swenson & Doro Globus (Eds.)
Keith Coventry is known for works which co-opt philosophical or art-theoretical positions as a way of testing and questioning the boundaries of such ideas. His new work, The Deontological Pictures, is an extension of this approach. These variations of black paintings—some much darker and others with undulations of lighter grays and browns—are produced by slavishly following a set of rules which, to the artist’s mind, safeguards against any wayward aesthetic or ethical judgment having taken place. Each work is made by adding black pigment to rainwater collected from Coventry’s leaky roof, then brushed onto the jute with a broom. The work is left to dry flat on the floor, and the material is then stretched and framed. A compact catalog featuring 15 never- before-seen paintings plus a text on deontology by Nick Zangwill and artist interview by Michael Bracewell.
Retail Price: $29.95
The True Story of John Webber and His
Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
Published on the occasion of the performance of Show Real Drama, this unconventional documentation concentrates on a performance Keren Cytter developed for If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution’s edition of Masquerade. The selected contents focus on the performance’s development and the working process of D.I.E NOW, Cytter’s dance company. Contributions from Catherine Wood, who situates the performance in the history of international dance; Cytter, who presents a selection of gestures from the choreography; and performers Andrew Kerton and Dafna Maimon, who offer insight into the different stages of the performance on tour. The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content toured internationally, with performances at the Tate Modern and Performa 09, among other venues.
9 3/4 x 13 inches/ 36 pp/ Full color
Retail Price: $26.00