Published by Mousse Publishing. Text by Céline Kopp, Liz Magor, Lisa Robertson, Jan Verwoert.
The Blue One Comes in Black offers a new take on Canadian sculptor and installation artist Liz Magor’s (born 1948) influential four-decade practice. Gathering new critical texts, creative writing and texts by the artist herself, the volume highlights pieces from throughout Magor’s career alongside her most recent work.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Dan Adler, Lesley Johnstone, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge.
Liz Magor (born 1948) is one of the most important Canadian artists of her generation and certainly Canada’s most influential sculptor of the past three decades. This publication offers an in-depth exploration of Magor’s sculpture and installation work, produced over the course of 40 years, emphasizing the thematic and emotional range of Magor’s practice. From the mental and physical contexts of retail consumerism to the spaces of the museum, to the private, interior worlds of addiction and desire, Magor’s oeuvre has consistently combined a high level of conceptual and procedural rigor with an intense investigation of materials, ranging from twigs and textiles to rubber and polymerized gypsum. This publication includes an interview with the artist and contributions by Dan Adler, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge, Ian Carr Harris, Géraldine Gourbe, Trevor Mahovsky, Isabelle Pauwels, Chris Sharpe and Corin Sworn.