ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 2/14/2018

Sweets for the Sweet: Valentine's Reading, 2018

DATE 2/1/2018

Recommended reading for Black History Month, 2018

DATE 1/16/2018

NEW RELEASE! Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

DATE 1/15/2018

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 'Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968'

DATE 1/14/2018

Jill Freedman, on photographing the Poor People's Campaign

DATE 1/12/2018

This movement belonged to them. 'Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968'

DATE 1/11/2018

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DATE 1/11/2018

Irreverent, coded and rich: Eyeball Cards

DATE 1/10/2018

NEW! UFO Drawings from the National Archives

DATE 1/9/2018

Jongwoo Park: DMZ offers a rare glimpse into a world only seen in the circumscribed rituals of international diplomacy and prisoner exchanges

DATE 1/8/2018

Jenny Holzer on Paul Klee in 'The Abstract Dimension'

DATE 1/8/2018

Out with the Old, In with the New! A few of our favorite new releases of 2018!

DATE 1/7/2018

Inscrutable and disorienting: Rineke Dijkstra

DATE 1/6/2018

"Once you’ve stood on the edge of the abyss, it doesn’t matter how you got there." Rineke Dijkstra: The Louisiana Book

DATE 1/6/2018

Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland: Word, Image, and Institutional Critique at Printed Matter

DATE 1/5/2018

NEW! Rineke Dijkstra: The Louisiana Book

DATE 1/4/2018

BACK IN STOCK! 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' by Neal Preston

DATE 1/3/2018

MAST Books and Anthology Film Archives present 'Where to Score' Summer of Love Runaways Book Release & Screening

DATE 1/3/2018

Printed Matter presents The Blind Man Sees the Fountain: Readings from New York Dada

DATE 1/3/2018

Irresistible 'Arizona Trips' by David Hurn

DATE 12/24/2017

Happy Holidays from ARTBOOK | D.A.P.!

DATE 12/23/2017

Love and Discipline: Essential Eames

DATE 12/22/2017

Add wonder to your holiday with Essential Eames

DATE 12/21/2017

Holiday giving, Eames style

DATE 12/20/2017

Celebrate the holidays with the joy of play in Essential Eames

DATE 12/18/2017

Filthier than ever: R. Crumb's 'Bible of Filth'

DATE 12/17/2017

What did X-rated movie posters look like in the 1970s?

DATE 12/16/2017

Sex Still Sells! ‘X-rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s’

DATE 12/15/2017

Now's the time to get your 2018 Toilet Paper monthly calendar!

DATE 12/14/2017

The perfect holiday gift for artists, curators and art historians

DATE 12/14/2017

Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn

DATE 12/14/2017

Join the Resistance with J. Morrison & HOMOCATS at Artbook @ MoMA PS1

DATE 12/14/2017

Arcana presents Views of Japan & The Japanese Photobook

DATE 12/14/2017

Tria Giovan to launch The Cuba Archive at Artbook @ MoMA PS1

DATE 12/14/2017

Come to our Holiday 2017 Los Angeles Showroom Sample Sale!

DATE 12/13/2017

Could anyone not love "Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums'?

DATE 12/13/2017

We Celebrate "Feminism," Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word of the Year

DATE 12/12/2017

Ultraviolet light, crude oil baths and more in 'Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums'

DATE 12/11/2017

The perfect holiday gift book for the one who doubts everything

DATE 12/10/2017

The rarest William Eggleston: Election Eve

DATE 12/9/2017

NEW! William Eggleston: Election Eve

DATE 12/9/2017

LSTW launch event at Artbook at MoMA PS1

DATE 12/7/2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Stocking Stuffers

DATE 12/7/2017

Arcana presents Mega Photobook Afternoon with Mike Slack, Tim Carpenter and others

DATE 12/6/2017

BACK IN STOCK! Nan Goldin: The Beautiful Smile

DATE 12/6/2017

Autophoto: an exquisite holiday gift featuring cars and photography, 1900-now

DATE 12/6/2017

Nonchalant flirting with oblivion: Ray Johnson

DATE 12/6/2017

Tim Carpenter and Mike Slack in conversation with Ron Jude at Ampersand

DATE 12/6/2017

LAMM presents 'twinnish' at Artbook @ MoMA PS1

DATE 12/5/2017

101 Danish Design Icons: the 'perfekt' holiday gift for design lovers

DATE 12/4/2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Weird and Wonderful Staff Favorites


EVENTS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/20/2014

The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter

This Wednesday, April 23, in celebration of Art Is a Problem, New York-based writer, curator and art historian Joshua Decter's new book of selected criticism, essays, interviews and curatorial projects, the New York Public Library presents Decter in conversation with the book's editor, artist & writer John Miller, alongside writer and curator Chelsea Haines, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas, and curator Ruba Katrib.

The NYPL Presents
Above: "Transmute, virtual curator interface, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1999."

In Art Is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012), Joshua Decter examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, discursive, and social contexts. The book encompasses seven chapters: Institutional Critique® and its Discontents; Aporia (art as politics, the politics of art); Everything is Social (Platforms, Participations, Publics, Constituencies, Networks, Spaces, Sites, Situations, Collaborations, Cooperations, Conflicts, Interventions...); Convoluted Cities; The (Un)De-definition of Art; What Do We Want from Exhibitions?; and On the Curatorial Road. Decter examines art's paradoxical condition: art problematizes, and is intrinsically a problem. From this standpoint, he analyzes art's definitions, functions, ethical entanglements, societal aspirations, and cultural contradictions.

The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
Above: "Tele[visions], installation view, Kunsthalle Vienna, 2001-2002."

Joshua Decter is a New York-based writer, curator, art historian, and theorist who has contributed to Artforum, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, The Exhibitionist, among other international periodicals. He has curated exhibitions at institutions such as PS1 (now MoMA PS1), The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Apex Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Kunsthalle Vienna, and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. His exhibition projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, The Village Voice, Art Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, Art News, Le Monde, and elsewhere. In addition to Art Is a Problem, Decter is also the co-author of a forthcoming 2014 book, Exhibition as Social Intervention: 'Culture in Action' 1993, volume 5 of Afterall Books' Exhibition Histories series. From 2007 to 2011, Decter was Director of the Master of Public Art Studies Program at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, where he founded the new graduate program, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere. He has also taught at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, The School of Visual Arts in New York, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, UCLA, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Bennington College. Decter has organized many international conferences, including: The Architecture of Display: New Approaches to Exhibition Design at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2006; The Question of the City, Museumsquartier, Vienna Art Week, 2006; The Situational Drive: Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement, co-sponsored by inSite, Creative Time, and The Cooper Union, New York, 2007; and Participation and Friction: Rethinking Art and Architecture as Public Culture (Architecture, Design Art: Strategies for Survival & Art and Architecture in the Public Sphere of Cities) at USC in Los Angeles.

The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
Above: "Dark Places, installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2006."

John Miller is an artist and writer based in New York and Berlin. His work is featured in the Hammer Museum's Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology. In 2015, Afterall Books will publish his Educational Complex, a study of Mike Kelley's eponymous piece, as part of its One Work series. Miller is a Professor of Professional Practice in Barnard College's Art History Department.

Chelsea Haines is a writer and curator based in New York, where she is a doctoral student in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY and a Presidential Research Fellow at the Center for the Humanities. She is Art Editor of the online culture magazine Guernica and Editor-at-Large of The Exhibitionist, a journal on exhibition making. She is currently working on a range of curatorial initiatives for the Vera List Center for Art & Politics at The New School. She was the Education & Public Programs Manager at Independent Curators International (ICI) from 2009-12, and has organized projects for institutions such as Prospect New Orleans, Portland State University and the Shanghai Biennial.

Paul Ramírez Jonas selected solo exhibitions include Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; a survey at Ikon Gallery (UK) and Cornerhouse (UK); Koenig & Clinton (NYC); Nara Roesler Gallery (Brazil); Alexander Gray (NYC); Roger Björkholmen (Sweden) and Postmasters Gallery (NYC). He has been included in group exhibitions at P.S.1 (NYC); The Whitechapel (UK); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Ireland); The New Museum (NYC); and Kunsthaus Zurich (Switzerland). He participated in the 1st Johannesburg Biennale; the 1st Seoul Biennial; the 6th Shanghai Biennial; the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial; the 53rd Venice Biennial and the 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2010 his Key to the City project was presented by Creative Time in cooperation with the City of New York. He is currently an Associate Professor at Hunter College, CUNY.

Ruba Katrib is Curator at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York, and was previously Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions with David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa and Jumana Manna. Group exhibitions include A Disagreeable Object (2012), on the legacy of Surrealism, the body, and technology in contemporary art, with Anicka Yi, Pamela Rosenkranz, Camille Henrot, Sarah Lucas, and others, and Better Homes (2013), which addressed domesticity in contemporary art with Anthea Hamilton, Josephine Pryde, Martha Rosler, Carissa Rodriguez, Neil Beloufa, and others. Katrib organized the first comprehensive solo museum exhibitions of Cory Arcangel (2010) and Claire Fontaine (2010). Her writing has appeared in several periodicals including Artforum, Kaleidoscope, cura., and Mousse Magazine. Recent publications include New Methods (MOCA, 2013), on independent artist initiatives throughout Latin America, and Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture - Where is Production? (co-editor) published by SculptureCenter and Black Dog Publishing London, 2013.

In its sixth year, the program series An Art Book, initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, is a celebration of the essential importance and beauty of art books. The events showcase book presentations and discussions by world renowned artists, critics, curators, gallerists, historians and writers.
The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter
The NYPL Presents 'Art Is a Problem' with Joshua Decter

Art Is a Problem

Art Is a Problem

JRP|RINGIER
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 446 pgs / 20 b&w.

$29.95  free shipping

DATE 11/19/2017

STEIDL x STRAND 2017

STEIDL x STRAND 2017


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com