Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Aram Moshayedi. Interview by Jörg Heiser.
Working in photography, film, sculpture, performance and installation, Los Angeles–based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) has established himself as one of the most original artists of his generation, with works that are at once visually seductive and conceptually challenging. This book documents Lassry’s solo exhibition at the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. With an essay by Aram Moshayedi (Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles) and a conversation between the artist and Jörg Heiser (co-editor of Frieze magazine), it provides an in-depth critical examination of Lassry’s work from the beginning of his career to the present.
Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Tim Griffin.
American artist Elad Lassry's work investigates the possibilities and impossibilities surrounding the current notion of a picture. With esthetic surefootedness the artist nudges photography ever closer to time-based mediums like film and dance. Displaying a wide array of Lassry's work in the Dakis Joannou Collection, this volume includes an essay by Tim Griffin that examines how the artist challenges the nature of our perception and questions the meaning of the contemporary image. Conceived and commissioned by Massimiliano Gioni, and published by the Deste Foundation, the new 2000 Words series is a compilation of small volumes that gives insight into the work of some of today's most exciting contemporary artists.
Published by White Cube. Edited by Honey Luard. Text by André Rottman.
Over the past few years, through photographs, films and sculpture, as well as interventions in the gallery space, Los Angeles–based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) has developed a reputation for the wit and rigor of his investigations into how we perceive and conceive pictures. Published to accompany a show at White Cube Hong Kong, this elegant volume presents his latest body of work, made in 2012, which comprises pictures, sculptures and a drawing, as well as bizarre hybrid objects that consciously and intelligently question distinctions between media. For Lassry, the act of looking, whether at a unique artwork, human face or generic coffee cup, is always a picture-making process. His latest work provokes tensions between embodied experience and the abstract thought evoked by that experience.
Published by Primary Information. Text by Angie Keefer.
On Onions is a photographic study of onions by Israeli-born artist Elad Lassry (born 1977). Characteristically highlighting the spectrum of hues and shapes for the vegetable, Lassry’s selected taxonomy includes sections on red, yellow and white onions, each of which possesses its own distinct taste and benefits. On Onions is Lassry’s first artist’s book, and the work will exist only in book form; it is at once wry, refreshing and disorienting in its biology workbook style, which makes fruitful use of “the confusion that results when there is something just slightly wrong in a photograph” (as the artist has described his practice in general). Composed by the artist and arranged by Stuart Bailey, the book includes an essay written by Angie Keefer about the effects of sliced onions on human tear ducts.
The photographs, films and sculptures of Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) take multiple points of departure: the ultra-saturated imagery of commercial advertising, the seductive rhetoric of retail and the clean production of the film still. Lassry purposefully blurs distinctions between genres, media and sources, confronting our habits of processing and consuming of images. His radical blend of high and low, staged and appropriated, unique and mass-produced, leaves the viewer in a bewitched state of doubt as to the proper function of his work. Questioning origin, authorship and intentionality, Lassry’s disquieting compositions nonetheless glow with sensual, mesmerizing appeal. This catalogue is published for Lassry’s first solo exhibition at Luhring Augustine in New York, and includes 43 color images of both photographs as well as documentation of the 35mm film included in that exhibition.
PUBLISHER LUHRING AUGUSTINE
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 43 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 4/30/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2012 p. 93
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780977115044TRADE LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $55.00
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Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Text by Bettina Funcke. Fionn Meade, Liz Kotz.
Drawing on the language and conventions of media and advertizing, Israeli-born artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) focuses his attention on the surfaces and histories of the things and people he captures. The first monograph devoted to his work, this volume surveys Lassry's visually seductive photographs and films, which thematize the relationship between the image and the picture as an object.