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Amy Sillman: Faux Pas

Selected Writings and Drawings

Edited by Charlotte Houette, François Lancien-Guilberteau, Benjamin Thorel. Foreword by Lynne Tillman.

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Essays on art-making, abstraction, humor, not-knowing, awkwardness and more, from one of New York’s most influential and popular painters and teachers

Since the 1970s, Amy Sillman—a beloved and key figure of the New York art scene—has developed a singular body of work that includes large-scale gestural paintings blending abstraction with representation, as well as zines and iPad animations.

Over the past decade, Sillman has also produced stimulating essays on the practice of art or the work of other artists: for example, reevaluating the work of the abstract expressionists with a queer eye; elaborating on the role of awkwardness and the body in the artistic process; and discussing in depth the role and meanings of color and shape. Featuring a foreword by Lynne Tillman, Faux Pas is the first book to gather a significant selection of Sillman’s essays, reviews and lectures, accompanied by drawings, most of them made specially for the book.

Faux Pas aims at revealing the coherence and originality of Sillman’s reflection, as she addresses the possibilities of art today, favoring excess over good taste, wrestling over dandyism, forms over symbols, with as much critical sense as humor. As Jason Farago notes in the New York Times, "Sillman is in a thin crowd (with, let’s say, Andrea Fraser, Hito Steyerl, Matias Faldbakken, David Salle) of artists who can really write. The evidence is in Faux Pas ... her writings display the same good humor and intelligence of her best paintings."

Based in New York City, Amy Sillman (born 1955) is an artist whose work consistently combines the visceral with the intellectual. She began to study painting in the 1970s at the School of Visual Arts and she received her MFA from Bard College in 1995. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Biennial in 2014; her writing has appeared in Bookforum and Artforum, among other publications. She is currently represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York.


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PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Rindon Johnson

These essays together are a wonderful mental embrace. Sillman’s voice is cool, patient, incessant, vulnerable, nostalgic, hilarious; actually what's the word for when someone is kind, clear, sharp and opaque all at once? Someone who speaks straight from the shoulder? Or maybe the elbow: I think Sillman is speaking from the hand in that the ligaments joining feeling and action are lovingly prodded. She is explicit, she’s serious in that she isn’t always that serious, but she’s serious, she’s plain, direct, I mean, I hung on her words.

Jutta Koether

These dispatches from a decidedly un-straight thinker – a mind that IS an artist’s studio with a sustained curiosity as her main medium – is an exuberant, massively heterogeneous, exhilarating bundle of texts, diagrams, drawings, that document, activate and irritate. With a never-ending love for time space complications Amy Sillman insists on an informed openness, and shows us her tools.

Eileen Myles

Amy Sillman tells us that a tube of cadmium red has a different weight than say cobalt violet and that all painters know this and art historians mostly don’t. Sillman is shocked to think about someone who beholds paint but has never held it and she stands in the doorway of that thought, bleeding back and forth and she writes in it & it’s a rare rare place she’s standing in. Pick up her Faux Pas. You’ll be dazzled as I am by this knowledge, her rarity.

Bookforum

Bookforum Editors

Brainy, gregarious, and often hilarious texts...

Hilton Als

Amy Sillman's richness of personality and world view shines so beautifully throughout "Faux Pas," that it becomes a kind of illumination, lighting the reader's way through a world of ideas and language and images no one but Sillman, in all her brilliance, could have produced. A generous triumph.

New York Times

Jason Farago

Indeed Ms. Sillman is in a thin crowd (with, let’s say, Andrea Fraser, Hito Steyerl, Matias Faldbakken, David Salle) of artists who can really write. The evidence is in “Faux Pas,” a just-published collection — her fourth — of her writings that display the same good humor and intelligence of her best paintings.

Amy Sillman: Faux Pas

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CHEEYEON PARK | DATE 10/21/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Amy Sillman and Lynne Tillman in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings'

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Amy Sillman and Lynne Tillman in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings'

Sunday, October 25 at 3PM EST, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and After 8 Books invite you to a special online book launch, discussion, and signing for Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings. The artist Amy Sillman will be in discussion with writer Lynne Tillman, who contributes the foreword. Please register here and email booksmomaps1@artbook.com to pre-order a signed copy.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/9/2020

Amy Sillman's 'Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings' releases today from After 8 Books!

Amy Sillman's 'Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings' releases today from After 8 Books!

Featured spreads are from Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings, releasing today from After 8 Books. This 272-page staff favorite essay collection is funny, insightful and honest—exactly what we want to read right now. Jason Farago mentions it today in a major New York Times feature on Sillman, whose work is on view through November 14 at Gladstone Gallery. "Indeed Ms. Sillman is in a thin crowd (with, let’s say, Andrea Fraser, Hito Steyerl, Matias Faldbakken, David Salle) of artists who can really write. The evidence is in Faux Pas, a just-published collection—her fourth—of her writings that display the same good humor and intelligence of her best paintings." Click here to read the full review or here for more information on the book. continue to blog


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Amy Sillman: Faux Pas

AMY SILLMAN: FAUX PAS

Edited by Charlotte Houette, François Lancien-Guilberteau, Benjamin Thorel. Foreword by Lynne Tillman.

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Amy Sillman: The ALL-OVER

AMY SILLMAN: THE ALL-OVER

Text by Yve-Alain Bois, Manuela Ammer. Interview by Fabian Schöneich.

DANCING FOXES PRESS/PORTIKUS, FRANKFURT

ISBN: 9780998632629
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Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Amy Sillman: Works on Paper

AMY SILLMAN: WORKS ON PAPER

Text by Wayne Koestenbaum.

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ISBN: 9780974364841
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Pub Date: 6/1/2006
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