Marjolijn Dijkman & Kris Dittel (Eds.)
In astrology, the movement of celestial bodies are believed to have an influence on the future development of life on earth. Throughout history, flyby comets and falling stars are believed to have brought respectively disaster or opportunity. In Radiant Matter, Dutch artist Marjolijn Dijkman (b. 1978) curated a brilliant selection of approporiated images that are united in their desire to analyse and reflect on the nature of scientific inquiry, the role of speculation, fiction, and spiritualism throughout time. With the texts by Ken Hollings, Maarten Vanden Eynde, and Raqs Media Collective, and an artists conversation with independent curator Kris Dittel, owing through Dijkman’s poetic edit of images—a challenging look into the unknown takes shape and meaning. An exciting catalog released just before celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk in 2019!
8 ½ x 11 in. / 88 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $26.00
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and Its Legacy
Museums’ attempts to classify and present the world in miniature inevitably mean that much of their collections are forgotten and marginalized. New York–based artist Mark Dion (b. 1961), renowned for his work exploring taxonomy, archaeology, and ecology, documents his opportunistic encounters with the Museum of Manchester’s neglected drawers and overlooked recesses that are home to redundant labels, orphaned mounts, defunct teaching models, botanical freaks, Egyptian fakes, and the minutiae that have fallen through the cracks of museum practice. Finally back in print, Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and Its Legacy, Dion’s humorous and fascinating project and book, is a repository for the detritus of museum life and a work in process, classifying the museum’s unclassifiable while exploring the bureaucratic workings of the institution. Dion is the recipient of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008) and has internationally exhibited from the ICA Boston to the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Paris) and MoMA (New York) to Tate Modern (London). Wonderful contributions by Anna Dezeuze, Julia Kelly, and David Lomas.
5 x 9 ½ in. / 128 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $35.00