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Tauba Auerbach — S v Z

Introduction and text by Joseph Becker, Jenny Gheith, Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Afterword by Neal Benezra.

"Shadow Weave—Metamaterial/Slice Ray" (2013) is reproduced from 'Tauba Auerbach — S v Z.'

Part artist's book, part exhibition catalog, this book chronicles Tauba Auerbach’s multimedia syntheses of abstraction, science, graphic design and typography

Tauba Auerbach studies the boundaries of perception through an art and design practice grounded in math, science and craft. Published in conjunction with the first major survey of the artist’s work, this volume, designed by Auerbach in collaboration with David Reinfurt, spans 16 years of her career, highlighting her interest in concepts such as duality and its alternatives, interconnectedness, rhythm and four-dimensional geometry.

Encapsulating Auerbach’s longstanding consideration of symmetry, texture and logic, the title S v Z offers a framework for this volume’s typeface, design and structure. Images of more than 130 paintings, drawings, sculptures and artist’s books created between 2004 and 2020 are mirrored by a comprehensive selection of related reference images, illuminating her multifaceted practice as never before. Essays by Joseph Becker, Jenny Gheith and Linda Dalrymple Henderson provide further context for the work.

The book contains original marble patterns created specially for the book by the artist on both the endpapers and the edges of the book block. The cover is lettered in Auerbach’s calligraphy, applied in black foil on a silver paper. The typeface was designed by David Reinfurt with Auerbach expressly for this publication, and is based on her handwriting.

New York–based artist Tauba Auerbach (born 1981) grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Stanford University in 2003. She apprenticed and worked as a sign painter at New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco. In 2013 she founded Diagonal Press. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and Standard Oslo.


"Shadow Weave—Metamaterial/Slice Ray" (2013) is reproduced from 'Tauba Auerbach — S v Z.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Artsy

Shannon Lee

It’s rather strange that the book precedes the show by a whole year,” noted Auerbach. “But what can you do?” Designed by Auerbach in collaboration with David Reinfurt, the volume is a work of art in itself and serves as a fantastic teaser for the eventual in-person experience.

Juxtapoz

Evan Pricco

Years from now, [Auerbach] will be included in retrospectives around the world, one of the most important artists of an era, who brought a philosophical and original voice to how science, technology and the arts can mesh, and how the unseen networks around us can be visualized. If you haven't indulged in her works before, S v Z is a great start.

Bookforum

Kate Sutton

With sixteen distinct subsections collating as many years of work, the monograph Tauba Auerbach — S v Z was intended to accompany the artist’s long-awaited midcareer survey at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition now postponed until 2021. Created in collaboration with graphic designer David Reinfurt, the catalogue is a work in and of itself.

Elephant

Emily Gosling

There are certain flourishes that would make type nerds salivate... The book’s innovative use of layout, typography and so on—the design itself—becomes as much an artwork as the pieces it documents... Adroit as a standalone piece or monograph.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/13/2020

'Tauba Auerbach — S v Z' is a book to be reckoned with, slowly, with an open mind

'Tauba Auerbach — S v Z' is a book to be reckoned with, slowly, with an open mind

"Untitled (Fold)" (2013) is reproduced from Tauba Auerbach — S v Z, the ever-more-intriguing catalog for the 16-year survey originally scheduled to open this month at SFMOMA. As in all things Tauba, this book is also an experiment, fitting neatly into her practice as an artist's book maker and inveterate question-asker. Beginning with the title—in which the "v" does not stand for "versus," but instead calls upon the mathematic symbol for "and/or"—and extending to the deeply satisfying custom-marbled black-and-white edges of the book block, this is a volume to be reckoned with slowly and with a very open mind. Created by the artist and David Reinfurt, who designed a new typeface based on Auerbach's iconic, back-slanting handwriting, it is filled with material, spatial and temporal ideas, structures, reflections, problems and solutions. For example, in the Folds, Auerbach attempts to conjure nothing less than four-dimensional space. "The Fold paintings are my effort to construct a portal through which to summon—or at least imagine—this inaccessible hyper-spatial territory," she is quoted. "My hope is that if these paintings can successfully efface the boundary between two-and three-dimensionality, then by analogy they imply the possibility of eroding the boundary between three-dimensional space and beyond. Even if it remains physically impossible to experience four-dimensional space, I believe we can use this 'logic' to approach or inhabit it in our minds." continue to blog


TAUBA AUERBACH MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Tauba Auerbach — S v Z

TAUBA AUERBACH — S V Z

Introduction and text by Joseph Becker, Jenny Gheith, Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Afterword by Neal Benezra.

D.A.P./SFMOMA

ISBN: 9781942884552
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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Tauba Auerbach: Chaos

TAUBA AUERBACH: CHAOS

Text by Will Bradley, Brian Sholis, Chris Jennings.

DEITCH PROJECTS

ISBN: 9780981577173
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 2/28/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Tauba Auerbach: 50/50

TAUBA AUERBACH: 50/50

DEITCH PROJECTS

ISBN: 9780981577111
USD $60.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 6/1/2008
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Tauba Auerbach: How To Spell the Alphabet

TAUBA AUERBACH: HOW TO SPELL THE ALPHABET

Text by Tauba Auerbach.

DEITCH PROJECTS

ISBN: 9780977868605
USD $30.00
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 3/1/2007
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