Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Ellen Blumenstein. Text by Thomas Miessgang. Conversation with Ryan Trecartin, Klaus Biesenbach, Stuart Comer, Laura Hoptman.
Los Angeles-based artist Ryan Trecartin (born 1981), whom The New Yorker called "the most consequential artist to have emerged since the 1980s," is best known for his highly stylized videos, often installed in special environments designed by his longtime collaborator, Lizzie Fitch, that draw on Internet and youth cultures, with characters and images that are familiar and utterly unfamiliar at the same time. Site Visit is published to accompany Trecartin's exhibition at Berlin's KW Institute for Contemporary Art, which includes a new multichannel film and site-specific installation designed with Fitch. The look and feel of the catalogue reflects the forceful, frenetic pace and complex layering of Trecartin's movies, with lavish, full-bleed illustrations and dynamic typography. Also included in this volume is a conversation between Trecartin, Klaus Biesenbach, Stuart Comer and Laura Hoptman.
Published by UCCA/Koenig Books. Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.
For his first artist book, Ryan Trecartin (born 1981) compiles more than 100 composited images created by mining his personal Instagram and Snapchat feeds, screenshots and photos, all captured and archived in his phone. While developing several new bodies of work that encompass video, sculpture and installation (which debuted in Berlin and Los Angeles in September and October 2014, respectively) Trecartin collected images which functioned as both reference material and conceptual pivot points for his expansive new bodies of work. Following in the great artist book tradition of John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha, the UCCA has called on Ryan Trecartin along with LA artists Kathryn Andrews, Aaron Curry, Alex Israel, Matthew Monahan, Sterling Ruby, and Kaari Upson to make individual artist books for The Los Angeles Project in Beijing.