ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Paul Chan

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


"I said, 'I want to stage a play in the middle of the street by a playwright named Samuel Beckett. This play is called Waiting for Godot and it’s about waiting. It’s about waiting for things that may never come. It’s in two acts. One critic described it as two acts in which nothing happens twice.' And then, I would stop talking. Or rather, I would ask what they thought of what I wanted to do. I would then listen. And it was through this give-and-take that the shape of Godot really took form, giving us a sense of how to do it and what to do. What I mean by that is that it became less of a play and more of something else."
Paul Chan in conversation with Kathy Halbreich, excerpted from Paul Chan: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.

  

FORTHCOMING & NEW RELEASES

Paul Chan: Selected Works

LAURENZ FOUNDATION, SCHAULAGER BASEL
Edited by Heidi Naef, Isabel Friedli. Foreword by Maja Oeri. Text by Daniel Birnbaum.

Pbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 386 pgs / 300 color / 300 bw. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783952397176 | $35.00


Paul Chan: 2000 Words

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Stephen Squibb.

Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 135 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9786185039080 | $22.00


           

ACTIVE BACKLIST

Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014

SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED
Edited by George Baker, Eric Banks with Isabel Friedli, Martina Venanzoni. Introduction by George Baker.

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 390 pgs / 42 bw. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783952397145 | $25.95


Paul Chan: New New Testament

SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED
Edited by Karen Marta. Introduction by Sven Lütticken.

Clth, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 1082 pgs / 1010 color. | 7/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783952397152 | $252.00


Paul Chan: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans

CREATIVE TIME BOOKS
Edited by Paul Chan. Text by Kalamu Ya Salaam, Paul Chan, Nato Thompson, Christopher McElroen. Foreword by Anne Pasternak.

Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 165 color / 46 bw. | 11/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865608093 | $45.00


Paul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's Sake

BADLANDS UNLIMITED

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 232 bw. | 11/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9781936440009 | $39.95


Paul Chan: Sade for Fonts Sake

BADLANDS UNLIMITED/NATIONAL PHILISTINE

CD-ROM (MAC / PC). | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781936440054 | $70.00


    

OUT OF PRINT LISTING

Paul Chan: 7 Lights

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Text by Massimiliano Gioni, Kitty Scott.

Hardback, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 150 pgs / 108 color. | 1/15/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865602473 | $72.00


Paul Chan: The Shadow and Her Wanda

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 8.25 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 bw. | 1/15/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865602466 | $16.00


FROM THE BLOG



Paul Chan Interview

Founded by artist Paul Chan in 2010, Badlands Unlimited publishes limited edition books, e-books, and artist works. Below, Ranya Asmar of ARTBOOK | D.A.P. speaks with Chan about the integrity of the book as a space, the e-book as artist's book and outsized negative reactions to Badlands' digital publishing program.

read the full post

Paul Chan: 2000 WordsPaul Chan: 2000 Words

Published by Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Stephen Squibb.

The varied practice of Paul Chan (born 1973) includes paintings, drawings, video animations and font design, as well as critical writing. The characters in his works are animated beings, jerking and stuttering as they are violently thrust into the clumsy reel--or "real"--of history. Chan explores the intellectual and sexual animus that courses through our collective language and consciousness, drawing on sources as varied as the King James Bible, Marquis de Sade and Samuel Beckett. Part of the 2000 Words series, conceived and commissioned by Massimiliano Gioni, and published by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2000 Words: Paul Chan presents the entirety of the artist's works in the Dakis Joannou Collection and includes an essay by Stephen Squibb that reveals the solitary image and its uncanny animation in Chan's work.

PUBLISHER
DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.25 x 10 in. / 135 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 11/30/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 142   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9786185039080 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $22.00 CDN $22.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/30/2014

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive our notice when the book is published, please email orders @ artbook.com

Paul Chan: Selected WorksPaul Chan: Selected Works

Published by Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel.
Edited by Heidi Naef, Isabel Friedli. Foreword by Maja Oeri. Text by Daniel Birnbaum.

This volume accompanies the first major solo exhibition on American artist Paul Chan (born 1973) since his series The 7 Lights was presented at the New Museum in 2008. Chan is one of the most versatile and unpredictable artists of his generation, and certainly one of the most original voices in contemporary art today. Active as artist, writer and publisher, he engages the viewer in a challenging discourse about the place of art in social and political life. Chan's combination of old and new works casts new light on the content and complexity of his fascinating art. In addition to early video installations, rarely seen works on paper, sculptures and works from the 7 Lights series, this volume includes reproductions of the 1,005 painted book covers that constitute Volumes (2012), and new works created for the exhibition.

PUBLISHER
LAURENZ FOUNDATION, SCHAULAGER BASEL

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 10 in. / 386 pgs / 300 color / 300 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2014
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 131   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783952397176 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $35.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $35.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Paul Chan: New New TestamentPaul Chan: New New Testament

Published by Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation/Badlands Unlimited.
Edited by Karen Marta. Introduction by Sven Lütticken.

New New Testament documents Paul Chan’s monumental project Volumes, a series of more than 1,000 paintings made out of dismantled book covers and the texts that complement each painting. "I began destroying books to paint on them, on weekends," Chan says. "Each cover seemed to call for different things; some expressionistic, others naturalistic, still others plainly monochrome. I never read the books I tore apart." A selection of Volumes premiered at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, in 2012, but New New Testament is the first time all the paintings have been united in a single book. Each painting evokes how books and works of art now exist in our digitally interconnected world chiefly as objects of search. The texts that accompany each painting are composed with bewildering combinations of phrases and lexical marks that reflect how historical distinctions between art, media and celebrity culture are rapidly dissolving.

PUBLISHER
SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 1082 pgs / 1010 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2014
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 115   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783952397152 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $252.00 CDN $252.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $252.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014

Published by Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation/Badlands Unlimited.
Edited by George Baker, Eric Banks with Isabel Friedli, Martina Venanzoni. Introduction by George Baker.

The work of Paul Chan (born 1973) has charted a course in contemporary art as unpredictable and wide-ranging as the thinking that grounds his practice. Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000–2014 collects the critical essays and artist’s texts that first appeared in Artforum, October, Texte zur Kunst and Frieze, among other publications, as well as previously unpublished speeches and language-based works. From the comedy of artistic freedom in Duchamp to the contradictions that bind aesthetics and politics, Chan’s writings revel in the paradoxes that make the experience of art both vexing and pleasurable. He lays bare the ideas and personalities that motivate his work by reflecting on artists as diverse as Henry Darger, Chris Marker, Sigmar Polke and Paul Sharits, and grapples with writers and thinkers who have played decisive roles in his practice, including Theodor Adorno, Samuel Beckett and the Marquis de Sade.

PUBLISHER
SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 390 pgs / 42 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 4/30/2014
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 115   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783952397145 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $25.95 CDN $25.95

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $25.95


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Paul Chan: Waiting for Godot in New OrleansPaul Chan: Waiting for Godot in New Orleans

A Field Guide

Published by Creative Time Books.
Edited by Paul Chan. Text by Kalamu Ya Salaam, Paul Chan, Nato Thompson, Christopher McElroen. Foreword by Anne Pasternak.

In November 2006, the artist Paul Chan visited New Orleans, in particular those parts of the city devastated by Katrina. "Friends said the city now looks like the backdrop for a bleak science-fiction movie. (...) I realized it didn't look like a movie set, but the stage for a play I have seen many times." That play was Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, a play that has often been successfully staged in politically charged circumstances, such as a prison (San Quentin), and during a war (the Siege of Sarajevo, directed by Susan Sontag). In 2007, Chan staged four free outdoor performances of Godot in two New Orleans neighborhoods. This volume records Chan's project in essays and photographs, elucidating the terrible symmetry between Godot and post-Katrina New Orleans, and, as Chan writes, "the cruel and funny things people do while they wait: for help, for food, for hope."

PUBLISHER
CREATIVE TIME BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7.5 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 165 color / 46 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 11/30/2010
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 87   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783865608093 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Paul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's SakePaul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's Sake

Published by Badlands Unlimited.

Paul Chan's monumental projection Sade for Sade's Sake takes the work of the notorious pornographer and philosopher, the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), as a departure point for a nearly six-hour-long rhythmic study of bodily ecstasy and bodily repetition. Chan brilliantly renders the foremost quality of Sade's pornography--its fanatical appetite not just for the identifying of sexual possibilities, but for their enumeration and classification--as a rhythmic play of silhouetted bodies that fragment into parts, recombine and atomize, in a mechanized copulation poised between manic repetition and wild abandon. This artist's book brings together for the first time the drawings, writings, notes and fonts created during the production of Sade for Sade's Sake. It elaborates the full scope and thoughtfulness of the projection as a fascinating treatment of sex and eroticism, compulsion and joy, the social body and the sexual body.

PUBLISHER
BADLANDS UNLIMITED

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 232 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 11/30/2010
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 87   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781936440009 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $39.95 CDN $39.95

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $39.95


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Paul Chan: Sade for Fonts SakePaul Chan: Sade for Fonts Sake

For Mac, Windows, Linux

Published by Badlands Unlimited/National Philistine.

As a complement to his monumental digital projection Sade for Sade's Sake, Paul Chan created a set of 21 truetype digital fonts. Unlike conventional fonts, Chan's Sade fonts are comprised of sexual phrases and sentence fragments rather than letters, so that what is typed on the keyboard is not what appears on the screen. Some, like "Oh Bishop X" and "Oh Justine," are based on characters in novels by Sade, while others are inspired by characters from the news (Monica Lewinsky), porn stars (Michael Lucas) and poets and writers (Gertrude Stein, Hölderlin) whose work conflates sex with the rhythms and shapes of words. This special edition data CD works with all three operating systems (Mac, Windows and Linux) and includes a special font installer; it also contains a suite of drawings by Chan, and a collection of his digital pdf works made using the fonts.

PUBLISHER
BADLANDS UNLIMITED/NATIONAL PHILISTINE

BOOK FORMAT
CD-ROM (MAC / PC).

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/31/2011
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 87   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781936440054 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $70.00 CDN $70.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $70.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Paul Chan: The Shadow and Her WandaPaul Chan: The Shadow and Her Wanda

Published by Walther König, Köln.

This artist’s book for children, commissioned by London’s renowned Serpentine Gallery on the occasion of Chan’s 2007 one-person exhibition there, will be equally delightful to smart, imaginative children and any parent with a even a passing interest in Western philosophy. With words, drawings and cheeky, smart footnotes (citing such diverse sources as Goethe, Nietzsche, Hegel and Google) by Chan, it tells the story of a young girl who is afraid of the night until her shadow shows her how the world can be transformed in the dark. Innovative and engaging--but not at all uptight--this sophisticated children’s book introduces ideas about language, art and contemporary culture with a lighthearted touch that keeps you flipping through the pages again and again.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/15/2008
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 144   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783865602466 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $16.00 CDN $16.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists >

Paul Chan: 7 LightsPaul Chan: 7 Lights

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Massimiliano Gioni, Kitty Scott.

The American artist Paul Chan has gained international acclaim for his video work, drawings and installations that blend a novel drafting aesthetic with philosophical reflections on politics, religion, sex and life. This beautifully produced monograph, published on the occasion of Chan’s highly anticipated one-person exhibition at New York’s recently unveiled New Museum of Contemporary Art, presents the first significant overview of his work. Spanning from the late 1990s through today, it is named for Chan’s most recent project, The 7 Lights (2005-07), a series of large-scale digital projections and drawings that “hallucinate” the Seven Days of Creation.
Paul Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1973 and raised in Nebraska. Currently based in New York, he is represented by Greene Naftali Gallery and has had solo museum exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 150 pgs / 108 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/15/2008
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 144   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783865602473 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $72.00 CDN $72.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists >

Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (Enhanced Version) eBook Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (Enhanced Version) eBook

A Field Guide

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
Edited by Paul Chan. Text by Kalamu Ya Salaam, Paul Chan, Nato Thompson, Christopher McElroen. Foreword by Anne Pasternak.

In November 2006, the artist Paul Chan visited New Orleans, in particular those parts of the city devastated by Katrina. "Friends said the city now looks like the backdrop for a bleak science-fiction movie. (...) I realized it didn't look like a movie set, but the stage for a play I have seen many times." That play was Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, a play that has often been successfully staged in politically charged circumstances, such as a prison (San Quentin), and during a war (the Siege of Sarajevo, directed by Susan Sontag). In 2007, Chan staged four free outdoor performances of Godot in two New Orleans neighborhoods. This volume records Chan's project in essays and photographs, elucidating the terrible symmetry between Godot and post-Katrina New Orleans, and, as Chan writes, "the cruel and funny things people do while they wait: for help, for food, for hope."

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is a Berlusconi? eBookWht is a Berlusconi? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician, the prime minister of Italy, as well as an entrepreneur. This unique handmade book and graphic eBook documents the inner life of this multifaceted man. The layering of visual and textual information creates a singular reading experience that evokes what it must be like inside the mind of such a complicated and curious man. The text of Wht is a Berlusconi? was "written" by a font designed by Chan that rewrites words into short provocative phrases, which makes reading this book that much more complicated and pleasurable.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht was a Cézanne? eBookWht was a Cézanne? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Paul Cézanne was a French artist who painted landscapes, bowls of fruit, and stoves, and whose work laid the foundations for painting in particular and visual arts in general in the 20th century. Cézanne bridged Impressionism with Cubism and other styles that sought to manifest the subjective quality of perception and time embodied in objective experiences of seeing reality as such. Wht was Cézanne? uses the spirit of Cézanne as a departure point to express, through layered texts and images, what concrete experiences of seeing reality today look and feel like. There is not a single image of Cézanne's work, nor images of Cézanne himself in this book, as Cézanne would have preferred.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is Some Debt? eBookWht is Some Debt? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

I have debt, who doesn't? Why is it that so many people have debt? And I don't mean student loans or mortgages. I mean the kind of debt that is impossible to pay back, because these debts do not deal in currency: they deal in the elusive transactions that bind people to things, and things to a network of tendencies that strings together to form a semblance of a common good. Can these debts be forgiven? And what would it mean to forgive a debt that cannot be calculated? Through a layering of texts and images, Wht is some debt? tries—rather unsuccessfully but with gusto—to express the inexpressible nature of debt as the fundamental lack that binds the living to time and to each other.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is a Kardashian? eBookWht is a Kardashian? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Wht is a Kardashian? uses a special technique of overprinting images and texts onto existing sheets of book paper to create a singular reading experience that captures the chaos and flavor of the famous Kardashian family. A cacophony of images from ancient Rome flow alongside text "written" by a font designed by Paul Chan that rewrites words into short provocative phrases evoke a cascade of Kardashian-like feelings and thoughts that would otherwise lay dormant in one's inner being.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is Nature? eBookWht is Nature? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

When we reflect on nature, or the history of humankind, or our own intellectual activity, the first picture presented to us is of an endless maze of relations and interactions, in which nothing remains the same. Everything moves, changes, comes into being and passes out of existence. Wht is nature? uses a special technique of overprinting images and texts onto existing sheets of book paper to create a singular reading experience that captures the perpetual unfolding of nature as both a thing and a property within our reality, which is always already a conceptualized reality.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is Wu Tang? eBookWht is Wu Tang? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Wu Tang is a small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei Province of People's Republic of China, just to the south of the city of Shiyan. From these mountains came The Wu Tang Clan, a group of rappers who are physically from Staten Island, New York, but spiritually find there home elsewhere. Wht is Wu Tang? is an unique handmade book and graphic eBook that allegorically grapples with the history of the Clan and their contribution to hip hop through the unlikely personality of Republican presidential candidate and former Texas governor Rick Perry. What is the connection? Wht is Wu Tang?

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is an Occupation? eBookWht is an Occupation? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Is an occupation a job or a calling? If it is a job, why does it feel like petrified unrest? If it is a calling, why does it take so long to achieve?

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is Lust? eBookWht is Lust? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Lust fills the mind with maddening undeadness and shakes one to the bone with want and longing. The muscle is the mind captured by this foreign agent that comes when it comes and leaves just as swiftly. Is this why Christianity considers it a sin: that lust is without ceremonial dignity? Or is it merely that lust draws us into unveiling ourselves as beings following, without knowing, another law. But didn't Saint Paul write that law is sin? And that without law sin lies dead? Wht is lust? expresses these questions in layered images and texts that aren't in themselves hot or bothered in any way.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is Lawlessness? eBookWht is Lawlessness? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

Who follows the law? Who or what confers authority to law? Who or what confers authority to the authority who confers authority to law? Is authority what makes law feel unlawful? Is law followed or found? What is the nature of law? What is the relationship between human law and the law of nature? Is art bound by law? If so, which one? If not, why not? If one does not know the law, is one still bound by it?

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Wht is a Book? eBookWht is a Book? eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.
By Paul Chan.

What is reading? How does reading turn into knowing? How does knowing become doing? Does it matter if knowing only knows? What is a book? Is reading a book different from reading a menu, or an affidavit, or a painting? Why are books associated with bodies? When books are burned, why is it natural to assume that people are next? Does it have to do with Eros? How do you burn an eBook?

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

How to Download a Boyfriend eBookHow to Download a Boyfriend eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.

The first of its kind, How To Download a Boyfriend is a group exhibition in the form of an interactive eBook. Featuring the work of 50 artists from New York and elsewhere, HTDAB showcases what is being made at the intersection of digital and popular culture today. Artists and writers have also created interactive "quizzes" that test readers with funny, probing or simply absurd questions about love and longing in the 21st century. Curated by the staff of Badlands Unlimited.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Edition for iPad

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY

Paul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's Sake eBookPaul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's Sake eBook

Published by Badlands Unlimited.

Paul Chan's monumental projection Sade for Sade's Sake takes the work of the notorious pornographer and philosopher, the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), as a departure point for a nearly six-hour-long rhythmic study of bodily ecstasy and bodily repetition. Chan brilliantly renders the foremost quality of Sade's pornography--its fanatical appetite not just for the identifying of sexual possibilities, but for their enumeration and classification--as a rhythmic play of silhouetted bodies that fragment into parts, recombine and atomize, in a mechanized copulation poised between manic repetition and wild abandon. This artist's book brings together for the first time the drawings, writings, notes and fonts created during the production of Sade for Sade's Sake. It elaborates the full scope and thoughtfulness of the projection as a fascinating treatment of sex and eroticism, compulsion and joy, the social body and the sexual body.

PUBLISHER

BOOK FORMAT
eBook Editions for iPad and Kindle

PUBLISHING STATUS

DISTRIBUTION
CONTACT PUBLISHER

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN
LIST PRICE: $0.00 CDN $0.00

AVAILABILITY




ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the artworld's favorite source for books on art and 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
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
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 2000-2013 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