ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

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David Zwirner Books

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Paperback, 4.25 x 7 in. / 72 pgs.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 34   

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ISBN 9781941701867 TRADE
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On Contemporary Art

By César Aira. Foreword by Will Chancellor. Afterword by Alexandra Kleeman. Translated by Katherine Silver.

Portrait of César Aira, by by Nina Subin, is from 'On Contemporary Art.'

Translated into English for the first time, On Contemporary Art, a speech by the renowned novelist César Aira, was delivered at a 2010 colloquium in Madrid dedicated to bridging the gap between writing and the visual arts. On Aira's dizzying and dazzling path, everything comes under question—from reproducibility of artworks to the value of the written word itself. In the end, Aira leaves us stranded on the bridge between writing and art that he set out to construct in the first place, flailing as we try to make sense of where we stand. On Contemporary Art exemplifies what David Zwirner Books' ekphrasis series is dedicated to doing—exploring the space in which words give meaning to objects, and objects shape our words. Like the great writers Walter Benjamin and Hermann Broch before him, Aira operates in the space between fiction and essay writing, art and analysis. Pursuing questions about reproducibility, art making, and limits of language, Aira's unique voice adds new insights to the essential conversations that continue to inform our understanding of art.

César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. One of the most celebrated authors in Latin America, Aira has published more than 120 books. His novel How I Became a Nun (1993) was chosen as one of Argentina's ten best books. Many of his novels are available in English translation through New Directions.


Portrait of César Aira, by by Nina Subin, is from 'On Contemporary Art.'

On Contemporary Art

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/25/2018

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: CRITICISM AND THEORY

Double

DOUBLE

Edited by Serkan Ozkaya.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783450 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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The Eternal Baroque

THE ETERNAL BAROQUE

Edited by Maria Giulia Barberini, Mary L. Levkoff, Carolyn H. Miner, Guilhem Scherf, Jeremy Warren, Patricia Wengraf.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857223247 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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The American Tornado: Art in Power 1949-2008

THE AMERICAN TORNADO: ART IN POWER 1949-2008

By Germano Celant.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861300682 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 11/18/2008
Active | In stock


London Dialogues

LONDON DIALOGUES

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rem Koolhaas.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200590 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 10/30/2012
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More Than Real: Art in the Digital Age

MORE THAN REAL: ART IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Edited by Daniel Birnbaum, Michelle Kuo.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960983804 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
Forthcoming


Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Athens Dialogues

HANS ULRICH OBRIST: THE ATHENS DIALOGUES

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART/KOENIG BOOKS, LONDON

ISBN: 9783960983897 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
Forthcoming


David Hammons Is on Our Mind

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND

Edited by Anthony Huberman. Text by Tongo Eisen-Martin, David Hammons, Fred Moten.

CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

ISBN: 9780984960941 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
Forthcoming


On Contemporary Art

ON CONTEMPORARY ART

By César Aira. Foreword by Will Chancellor. Afterword by Alexandra Kleeman. Translated by Katherine Silver.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701867 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
Forthcoming


In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art

IN THE WORLD: ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART

By Ashraf Jamal.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857235639 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 7/24/2018
Forthcoming


New Forms of Art and Contagious Mental Illness

NEW FORMS OF ART AND CONTAGIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

By Carl Julius Salomonsen. Translated by Andrew Hodgson.

NEW DOCUMENTS

ISBN: 9781927354315 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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Duchamp's Last Day

DUCHAMP'S LAST DAY

By Donald Shambroom.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701874 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
Forthcoming


Duchamp: By Hand, Even

DUCHAMP: BY HAND, EVEN

By Helen Molesworth. Edited with preface by Stefan Banz.

VERLAG FüR MODERNE KUNST

ISBN: 9783903153981 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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