Art&Idea: 10 Years
Edited by Robert Punkenhofer, Haydée Rovirosa.
Art&Idea set up shop in 1995, and soon expanded its Mexico City gallery to include a nomadic project space that has operated in New York, Madrid, Berlin and Vienna--perfect for the young institution's mission of exploring interconnectedness in the global art community. Over its first decade, Art&Idea's venues have hosted solo shows from more than 140 artists including Vito Acconci, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul McCarthy, Carolee Schneemann, Joep Van Leishout and Bill Viola, and public art projects including Acconci's Mur Island, the centerpiece of Graz 2003/Culture Capital of Europe. These and other projects have been closely followed by the international art press, garnering reviews in Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews and The New York Times. This biography of a young institution and anthology of its projects bundles in interviews with its founders, statements from artists and curators and documentation of 10 years' worth of vibrant, fundamentally experimental work.