ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

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David Zwirner Books

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"The Rail is the best publication of its kind in New York—and it keeps getting better." –Paul Auster

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A chunky 600-page anthology of highly-readable interviews with 60 artists from the Brooklyn Rail.
  • Includes Vito Acconci, Ai Weiwei, Lynda Benglis, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Francesco Clemente, Bruce Conner, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Coco Fusco, Robert Gober, Leon Golub, Sheila Hicks, Roni Horn, David Hockney, Alfredo Jaar, Alex Katz, William Kentridge, Brice Marden, Chris Martin, Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Martin Puryear, Walid Raad, Dorothea Rockburne, Dana Schutz, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, Nancy Spero, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, James Turrell, Richard Tuttle, Luc Tuymans, Kara Walker, Jack Whitten, and Lisa Yuskavage.
  • A portrait of each artist by Phong Bui (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail) accompanies the interview.
  • ABOUT BROOKLYN RAIL: Founded in 2000 and published 10 times annually, the journal features arts, culture, and politics Originally conceived to be read on L Train betwen Brooklyn and Manhattan - hence the name. The Brooklyn Rail is distributed in galleries, universities, museums, and bookstores throughout NYC.
  • PROMOTION: Brooklyn Rail is very well known in art world - very active with events programming, social media and outreach to their subscriber base. Plus press promotion by David Zwirner Books.
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brooklyn Rail founder, Phong Bui was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Observer called him a "ringmaster" of the "Kings County art world." He lives Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

  

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Tell Me Something Good

Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail

Edited by Jarrett Earnest, Lucas Zwirner. Introduction and portraits by Phong Bui.

Featured portrait of Alex Katz, by Phong Bui, is reproduced from 'Tell Me Something Good.'

"The Rail is the best publication of its kind in New York—and it keeps getting better." –Paul Auster

Since 2000, The Brooklyn Rail has been a platform for artists, academics, critics, poets and writers in New York and abroad. The monthly journal’s continued appeal is due in large part to its diverse contributors, many of whom bring contrasting and often unexpected opinions to conversations about art and aesthetics. No other publication devotes as much space to the artist’s voice, allowing ideas to unfold and idiosyncrasies to emerge through open discussion.

Since its inception, cofounder and artistic director Phong Bui and the Rail’s contributors have interviewed over 400 artists for The Brooklyn Rail. This volume brings together for the first time a selection of sixty of the most influential and seminal interviews with artists ranging from Richard Serra and Brice Marden, to Alex Da Corte and House of Ladosha. While each interview is important in its own right, offering a perspective on the life and work of a specific artist, collectively they tell the story of a journal that has grown during one of the more diverse and surprising periods in visual art.

Selected and coedited by Jarrett Earnest, a frequent Rail contributor, with Lucas Zwirner, the book includes an introduction to the project by Phong Bui as well as many of the hand-drawn portraits he has made of those he has interviewed over the years. This combination of verbal and visual profiles offers a rare and personal insight into contemporary visual culture.


Featured portrait of Alex Katz, by Phong Bui, is reproduced from 'Tell Me Something Good.'

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/10/2017

Tell Me Something Good panel and launch with Phong Bui, Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander and Jack Whitten at The Strand

Tell Me Something Good panel and launch with Phong Bui, Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander and Jack Whitten at The Strand

Monday, November 13 from 7-8PM, the Strand presents a panel and signing in celebration of Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail, published by David Zwirner Books. Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui will appear in conversation with Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander and Jack Whitten, moderated by Lucas Zwirner. Book signing to follow.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/25/2017

Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail Launches 9/26 at 192 Books

Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail Launches 9/26 at 192 Books

Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm, 192 Books and David Zwirner Books present the launch of Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail. Join us for a conversation between Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui and artist Chris Martin, moderated by Lucas Zwirner.
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