Published by Aspen Art Press. Edited and with text by Jacob Proctor. Foreword by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Conversation with Morgan Fisher, et al.
Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Morgan Fisher first achieved widespread recognition in the late 1960s and 1970s for a body of experimental films that deconstructed the language of cinema, both as raw material and as a set of production methods and technical procedures. Since the late 1990s, Fisher has focused primarily on painting (and the painting’s environment), and this volume is published in conjunction with the first solo museum exhibition of his paintings in the U.S., at Aspen Art Museum. Containing interviews conducted with Fisher over a span of 25 years--conversations between Fisher and Walead Beshty, Yve-Alain Bois, Stuart Comer, Christophe Gallois and Jean-Philippe Antoine, Melissa Gronlund, William E. Jones, Scott MacDonald, Frances Stark and Christopher Williams--and featuring new work by Fisher conceived especially for the exhibition, this is an invaluable Morgan Fisher sourcebook.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited and with introduction by Sabine Folie, Susanne Titz.
Complementing Morgan Fisher’s Two Exhibitions monograph, this volume compiles the Los Angeles-based artist’s writings of the past three decades, from 1975 to the present. Fisher discusses his own films, paintings, installations and photographs and the works of artists such as Carl Andre and Blinky Palermo. A final section compiles his film and video transcripts and narrations.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited and with introduction by Sabine Folie, Susanne Titz. Text by Thom Andersen, Rainer Bellenbaum, Sabeth Buchmann, Yve-Alain Bois, Morgan Fisher.
Morgan Fisher (born 1942) gained prominence in the early 1970s as an experimental filmmaker in the Los Angeles Structuralist school. In the mid 1990s he turned to monochrome painting. This volume surveys two recent shows in Austria and Germany.