A History of the World As It Has Become Known to Me
Lia Gangitano, Fatima Hellberg & Jamie Stevens (Eds.)
American artist Ellen Cantor (1961–2013) combined ready-made materials with diaristic notes and drawings to probe her perceptions and experiences of personal desire and institutional violence. This book is concerned with, and a document of, Cantor’s work through the lens of Pinochet Porn (2008–2016), an epic experimental film embodying and radically extending her artistic practice. Taking the form of an episodic narrative about five children growing up under the dictatorship of Pinochet in Chile, history is observed through Cantor’s ctive speculations on private experience within a totalizing political order. Cantor’s writings and archival materials are brought together including her drawing-based script Circus Lives from Hell (2004), alongside contributions by writers, artists, and friends reflecting on her transgressive vision, which is explicitly feminist, remorselessly emotional, dramatic in tone, and, as Cantor notes, adult in subject matter. The catalog follows the exhibitions Cinderella Syndrome at CCA Wattis Institute, San francisco, and Ellen Cantor at KünstlerhausStuttgart(2015–2016). Essays by Dodie Bellamy, Jonathan Berger, John Brattin, Lia Gangitano, Cy Gavin, Joseph Grigely, Clara López Menéndez, and John Maybury.
English & German / 8 ¼ x 11 in. / 328 pp / Full color
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Stephen Feeke (Ed.)
In 1991, when Anthony Caro’s public sculpture Sea Music was launched, Antony Gormley was seven years away from completing Angel of the North. Sea Music is considered the forerunner to Gormley’s sculpture among other noted public sculptural projects in the UK. Caro explained that he intended for Sea Music to evoke the sound and appearance of the cascading sea through interlocking rings and curves, and for the central vertical plate to recall the masts and sails of the ships. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations, this major site-specific work found its way onto the water’s edge in the town of Poole, England. Now, twenty-five years after the sculpture’s unveiling, this catalog celebrates the completion of its renewal with expansive color images and essays including a fascinating story by Alastair Sooke and previously unpublished notes by Caro from 1991.
96 pp / Full b&w and color
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