Edited by Andrew Blauvelt. Essays by Andrew Blauvelt, Steve Dietz, Sarah Schultz and Robin Dowden. Conversations with Philippe Vergne, Richard Flood, Doryun Chong, Pitor Szhakski and Rich Shelton. Foreword by Kathy Halbreich.
Paperback, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 256 pgs / 225 color / 25 bw. | 1/1/2006 | In stock ISBN 9780935640847 | $34.95
Essays by Francesco Bonami, Giorgia Bottinelli, Germano Celant, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Corinna Criticos, Judith Kirshner, Robert Lumley, Karen Pinkus. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero e Boetti, Giorgia Bottinelli, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Lu
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 304 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 7/2/2001 | Out of stock ISBN 9780935640694 | $50.00
Published by Swiss Institute/Agnčs b.. Text by Richard Flood, Antoine Catala, Gianni Jetzer, Piper Marshall, Cameron Shaw.
Separately renowned in their respective mediums of film and painting, Harmony Korine and Rita Ackermann meet in their mutual affection for unorthodox, mischievous beauty, and more specifically in the creation of psychologically jarring figures amplified through fragmented narratives. Shadowfux documents the artists' first collaboration. Taking Korine's recent film Trash Humpers (2009) as its point of departure, it features large-scale works in which Ackermann and Korine have collaged, painted and drawn over stills of the film's beguiling young bodies with old faces. Generated through a call-and-response method, Shadowfux illustrates the importance of cutting to both artists' works. Additionally, it presents short texts by Korine, as well as previously unpublished deleted scenes from Trash Humpers. Accompanying the artists' works are short illustrative texts by exhibition curator Gianni Jetzer, curators Richard Flood and Piper Marshall, and critics Antoine Catala and Cameron Shaw.
PUBLISHER Swiss Institute/Agnčs b.
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 124 pgs / 29 color / 34 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 82
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Published by Fondazione Merz. Text by Olga Gambari, Luca Morena, Rebecca Walker, Melissa Harris-Perry. Conversation with Richard Flood.
A Negress of Noteworthy Talent documents a multimedia project developed by Kara Walker (born 1969) in Turin: her 2011 solo exhibition at the Fondazione Merz, a workshop for students from the Art Academy and University of Turin, an international conference on the politics and psychology of race stereotypes. The result is a defiantly unresolved exploration of the myth and memory of the African-American experience, an experience not fully collective or personal, but something uncomfortably in between, unfolding in a sinister and humorous shadowland of grotesque silhouettes and puppets. Walker’s Turin project further explores the drama of race that is as much a drama of the unconscious as it is about skin.
PUBLISHER Fondazione Merz
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6 x 8.5 in. / 212 pgs / 80 color / 30 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/31/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 100
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Published by Editora Cobogó. Text by Richard Flood, Paulo Herkenhoff, Lars Bang Larsen, Yasmil Raymond, Racheal Thomas.
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (born 1967) joyously embraces all genres from painting and sculpture to film and photography, installation and collaborative actions. Whether gathering anonymously created objects from bars and restaurants, or installing continually dripping buckets in a forest, her art is ultimately about being alive and responsive. Some of Neuenschwander's best-known works are collaborations with the public: "I Wish Your Wish" enables visitors to select from hundreds of wishes those they hope will come true, in exchange leaving new wishes behind; in "First Love," visitors are invited to describe the face of their first love to a forensic artist. A Day Like Any Other is the artist's first full-length monograph.
PUBLISHER Editora Cobogó
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 244 pgs / 210 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2011 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 85
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Published by Fondazione Merz/ hopefulmonster Editore. Edited by Olga Gambari. Text by Alberto Barbera, Guido Curto, Olga Gambari, Beatrice Merz. Interview by Arthur C. Danto, Richard Flood.
New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman has called Matthew Barney "the most important American artist of his generation." Most known for his epic film series Cremaster Cycle (1994-2002) and Drawing Restraint (2005), a feature film made with his partner, Björk, Barney's technically and conceptually fastidious work conflates various personal and universal mythologies into narratives that are famously difficult to unravel. This volume compiles work from Barney's solo exhibitions at Turin's Fondazione Merz and National Museum of Cinema, as well as coverage of the International Festival of Philosophy of Contemporary Art, a collaboration between the Fondazione Merz and the University of Turin for which Barney was featured in conversation with Richard Flood and Arthur C. Danto.
PUBLISHER Fondazione Merz/ hopefulmonster Editore
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6 x 8.5 in. / 200 pgs / 50 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2009 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 78
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Published by New Museum of Contemporary Art. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Guillermo Fadanelli, Richard Flood, Jim Lewis.
Double Album brings together two artists--Daniel Guzmán, born in 1964 in Mexico, and Steven Shearer, born in 1968 in Canada--who use an array of visual mediums to explore the overwhelmingly male world of rock 'n' roll and other popular subcultures. Looking at Guzmán and Shearer's work, one immediately sees a parallel adoption of 1970s and 1980s pop icons and bands as individual surrogates and avatars of two divergent oeuvres that each act as extended self-portraits. This beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated volume, with separate covers and sections dedicated to each artist, includes texts by New Museum Chief Curator Richard Flood, Jim Lewis and Gullermo Fadanelli and interviews with Guzmán and Shearer by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Flood, respectively.
PUBLISHER New Museum of Contemporary Art
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 78 color / 20 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 130
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780915557912TRADE List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00
Published by Carnegie Museum Of Art. Edited by Douglas Fogle. Text by Daniel Birnbaum, Richard Flood, Eungie Joo, Chus Martínez.
Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Or are we, ourselves, the strangers in our own worlds? Conceived around the title Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, curated by Douglas Fogle, explores the increasingly relevant yet perplexing proposition of what it means to be human in the world today. The question, "Is there life on Mars?" is a rhetorical one, posing a metaphorical quest to explore humanity's response to a world where global events challenge and seem to threaten our everyday existence. Working in a range of media, from micro to macro levels of experience, from tragedy to comedy, the 40 artists from 17 countries in the exhibition explore the alien inside each of us. They include Doug Aitken, Kai Althoff, Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Daniel Guzmán, Mike Kelley, Barry McGee, Wilhelm Sasnal, David Shrigley, Rudolf Stingel, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans and Andro Wekua, among others. In questioning the absurdity of our lives while demonstrating hopeful aspirations for the future of humankind, these artists foreground the poetic over the monumental and the intimate over the heroic. In the end, the exhibition asks if we ourselves are already on Mars.
Published by Walker Art Center. Edited by Andrew Blauvelt. Essays by Andrew Blauvelt, Steve Dietz, Sarah Schultz and Robin Dowden. Conversations with Philippe Vergne, Richard Flood, Doryun Chong, Pitor Szhakski and Rich Shelton. Foreword by Kathy Halbreich.
The Walker Art Center recently opened its expanded space, which includes a new theater, a new restaurant and more galleries, but is best known for being Herzog & de Meuron's first public building in the United States. The project drew national coverage from media including The New York Times. Expanding the Center addresses this public interest in the building with a generous selection of images, including sketches, renderings and photographs of the construction process and the completed work. Herzog & de Meuron's shimmering but grounded design mirrors the textures and shades of the Walker's original space, and an institutional philosophy based in innovation and risk-taking, the exploration of alternative approaches to learning, the experimental use of technologies to communicate information, and the design of spaces to enhance a variety of museum experiences. The book is organized around the decisions and actions of the architects, builders, Walker staff and the audience--i.e. designing, constructing, unveiling, staging, gathering, patterning, framing, collecting--and highlights the thinking that led to the visible form of the Center as well as the innovative projects and initiatives that give it its inimitable character.
Published by Walker Art Center. Edited by Douglas Fogle. Essays by Douglas Fogle, Kate Bush, Richard Flood, Geoffrey Batchen, Stefan Gronnert and Pamela Lee. Foreword by Kathy Halbreich.
Photography has become an increasingly pervasive medium of choice in contemporary art practice and is even employed at times by artists who do not necessarily consider themselves to be photographers. How did this come to be? The Last Picture Show will address the emergence of this phenomenon of artists using photography by tracing the development of conceptual trends in postwar photographic practice from its first glimmerings in the 60s in the work of artists such as Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ed Ruscha and Bruce Nauman, to its rise to art-world prominence in the work of the artists of the late 70s and early 80s including Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman. Intended as a major genealogy of the rise of a still-powerful and evolving photographic practice by artists, the checklist will include a wide array of works examining a range of issues: performativity and photographic practice; portraiture and cultural identity; the formal and social architectonics of the built environment; societal and individual interventions in the landscape; photography's relationship to sculpture and painting; the visual mediation of meaning in popular culture; and the poetic and conceptual investigation of visual non-sequiturs, disjunctions and humorous absurdities. Bringing together a newly commissioned body of scholarship with reprints of important historical texts, The Last Picture Show seeks to define the legacy that has produced a rich body of photographic practice in the art world today.
Published by Walker Art Center. Essays by Francesco Bonami, Giorgia Bottinelli, Germano Celant, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Corinna Criticos, Judith Kirshner, Robert Lumley, Karen Pinkus. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero e Boetti, Giorgia Bottinelli, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Lu
Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972 focuses on one of the most innovative and influential art movements of the postwar era. Arte Povera came of age in the context of the ''Italian miracle'' economic boom and the subsequent student and workers revolts of 1968, motivated by an urge to revolt not only against the primacy of painting in the postwar period, but also against the emerging consumer culture. This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide a highly comprehensive retrospective of the Arte Povera movement as a historical and aesthetic phenomenon that crossed a wide range of disciplines, including sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film and performance. The exhibition traces Arte Povera's genesis within the artistic and political context of Italy to its positioning within the broader international context of postwar artistic practices, a moment marked by the participation of the Arte Povera group in the 1972 Documenta V exhibition in Kassel. This essential new catalogue is designed by the Walker Art Center's award-winning design department, and includes a wide range of essays by international scholars and curators, as well as rare historical documentation, in an unprecedented re-examination of the Arte Povera movement.
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Edited by Carin Kuoni. Essays by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Carlos Basualdo, René Block, Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger, Donna De Salvo, Richard Flood, Thelma Golden, Yuko Hasegawa, Jean-Hubert Martin, Gerardo Mosquera, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
A modern update of the Medieval trade manuals--the 'come-along-with-me' (vade mecum) of Medieval craftsmen--Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum is an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in contemporary art and the practice of curating. In over fifty short essays, this compendium offers advice to a new generation of curators from veterans of contemporary art exhibitions who, over the past 25 years, have played a crucial role in shaping what we see today, and how we see it. While providing an intimate look at the minds of these master curators, Words of Wisdom also establishes the curator's craft as an important vocation that has changed tremendously over the past quarter-century. In the course of their musings, the curators offer behind-the-scenes insights into influential exhibitions and institutions and the contemporary art world they represent. Among the contributors are Jean-Christophe Amman, director of the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany; Donna de Salvo, curator at the Tate Gallery, London; Richard Flood, chief curator at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; independent curator Hans Ulrich Obrist; and Marcia Tucker, founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Published by Walker Art Center. Artwork by Matthew Barney. Text by Richard Flood.
The fourth installment of Barney's ongoing series of Cremaster "operas," Cremaster 2 is loosely based on the life of serial killer Gary Gilmore's fascination with his alleged maternal grandfather, Harry Houdini. "Barney is a talented young artist who creates a bizarre and elaborate universe with its own symbols, heroes, and rituals."--Roberta Smith, The New York Times.
PUBLISHER Walker Art Center
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 112 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/1999 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 1999
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780935640649TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00