Published by Roberts & Tilton. Text by Juli Carson.
As interpreted by Michel Foucault, Das Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools), a fifteenth-century satire by Sebastian Brant, imagines a world in which knowledge belongs squarely in the realm of madness, useful only to those who would debate idly and apply nothing to experience. Artist Daniel Joseph Martinez (born 1957) has recognized the relevance of this allegory to present times, and through text paintings, photographs and sculptures, he has traced contemporary Los Angeles onto Foucaultís conception of Narrenschiff. Inspired by bus rides observing his fellow passengers, Martinez conceived of four narratives that explore a modern kind of knowledge-based perversity. The Report of My Death Is an Exaggeration, which documents Martinezís installation of these works at Roberts & Tilton in Culver City, California, also features an essay by art historian, critic and curator Juli Carson.
PUBLISHER ROBERTS & TILTON
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 12 in. / 68 pgs / 76 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 133
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Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Hakim Bey, Michael Brenson, David Levi Strauss, Gilbert Vicario.
For more than 30 years, Los Angeles-born artist Daniel Joseph Martinez has been honing his politically-inflected practice, which critic Jeffrey Kastner has characterized as "unapologetically prob[ing] uncomfortable issues of personal and collective identity, seeking out threadbare spots in the fabric of conventional wisdom." A wry provocateur, Martinez incorporates an impressive array of media including text, painting, photography, sculpture, video, performance--even animatronics. Known for the controversial pin he created as an interactive piece for the 1993 Whitney Biennial that read, "I can't imagine ever wanting to be white," this volume, with essays by Michael Brenson, David Levi Strauss, Hakim Bey and Gilbert Vicario, provides an in-depth look at selected works from 1978 through Martinez's 2008 Whitney Biennial entry, "Divine Violence," including his contributions to the San Juan Triennial in 2004, the Cairo Biennial in 2006 and the Moscow Biennial in 2007.
United States Pavilion 10th International 2006 Cairo Bienniale
Published by Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Edited by Gilbert Vicario. Text by Glibert Vicario. Interview by Moukhtar Kocache.
This catalogue commemorates Daniel Joseph Martinez's selection as the U.S. representative at the 2006 Cairo Bienial. A post-Tactical media practitioner, Martinez employs mutation and schizophrenia in his artwork to investigate politics and radical beauty. Ongoing themes include contamination, history, nomadic power, cultural resistance, dissentience and systems of symbolic exchange.
PUBLISHER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 96 pages / 95 color
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/1/2007 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 143
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