Published by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Edited by Alanna Heiss. Essays by Ana Palacio, Harald Szeemann, Glenn Lowry, Juan Vincente Herrera, Francisco Javier León de la Riva and Jess Silva. Foreward by Glenn Lowry. Introduction by Christian Dominguez.
Throughout history, the excitements, surprises and discoveries of travel have inspired many. Great travelers, of course, are often great ambassadors of knowledge and ideas, but while the exchanges between disparate cultures have enchanted--and sometimes puzzled--both the visitors and the visited, they have also historically been the cause of conflict and strife. Christopher Columbus's fourth long voyage from Spain to America has been chosen as a metaphor for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's exhibition The Real Royal Trip. The “artist-travelers” featured in this historic exhibition reveal through their work a potent creative energy and illuminate the flow of new ideas, images, and approaches emerging from Spain's unique contemporary cultural climate. Breaking down barriers established by nations, the exhibition reaches across the Atlantic Ocean to include work by artists from Cuba and Puerto Rico, pursuing the pioneering voices of contemporary Latin America. (The inclusion of Ernesto Neto ensures that the great South American dream is also represented.) With the language of Spain--and not its national borders--as a common currency, this international panorama of art-making proposes a new kind of Spanish identity, one that is intricately linked to U.S. and Latin American culture.
Published by Marsilio Editori. Edited by Thomas Dalla Costa, Robert Echols, Frederick Ilchman.
Unlike the other two master Renaissance painters associated with Venice, Titian and Veronese, Tintoretto (1519–94) alone was born in Venice and he left his mark there more than either artist. His paintings can still be found everywhere in the city: not only in museums, but as part of the original decorative cycles in public buildings such as the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the Doge's Palace and the Liberia Marciana, and serving as altarpieces or chapel decorations in Venetian churches. Over one hundred and twenty of Tintoretto's breathtaking paintings spill out of the pages, divided into sections that correspond to the Venetian Sestieri or districts. Each painting is accompanied by entries written by an international team of art historians covering major issues and placing them in their artistic and cultural context.
This jewel-like book of pen, wash and watercolor sketches by British artist Anne Desmet (born 1964) evokes the unmistakable landscapes and cityscapes of Italy. Best known for her engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collages, Desmet is also a dedicated draftswoman. She found herself working and sketching in Italy for the first time at age 25, in Rome on a scholarship. In this volume, comprised of selected illustrations from four of the artist’s sketchbooks, made over the course of many journeys to Italy over the past 25 years, the viewer experiences Desmet’s pen committing every detail to paper, and the small-scale format of the book emphasizes her distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. Anne Desmet: An Italian Journey is a unique opportunity to explore Italy, from the Apennines to the Veneto, through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist.
Published by FUEL Publishing. By Darmon Richter. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.
Drawing on unprecedented access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone—including insights gained while working as a tour guide and during an illegal “stalker” hike—Darmon Richter creates an entirely new portrait of Chernobyl’s forgotten ghost towns, monuments and more
Published by The Design Museum. Edited by Andrew Nahum, Justin McGuirk, Eleanor Watson. Foreword by Deyan Sudjic. Text by Mike Ashley, Stephen Petranek, Fred Scharmen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Daisy Ginsberg, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Designing humanity’s future on the Red Planet: the clothes, cutlery and habitats of everyday life on another world