Edited with text by Fionn Meade, Joan Rothfuss. Foreword by Olga Viso. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Juliet Bellow, Philip Bither, Roger Copeland, Mary L. Coyne, Douglas Crimp, Hiroko Ikegami, Kelly Kivland, Claudia La Rocco, Benjamin Piekut, David Vaughan. Interviews by Victoria Brooks, Danielle Goldman, Aram Moshayedi.
Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 456 pgs / 250 color / 150 bw. | 4/25/2017 | In stock ISBN 9781935963141 | $49.95
Edited by Elena Filipovic, Marieke van Hal, Solveig Øvstebo. Texts by Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Buren, John Clark, Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Ferguson, Milena Hoegsberg, Ranjit Hoskote, Caroline A. Jones, Jakouba Konaté, Gerardo Mosquera, Rafal Niemojewski, et al.
Pbk, 2 vols., 6.5 x 10 in. / 568 pgs / 20 color / 100 bw. | 11/30/2010 | Not available ISBN 9783775726108 | $55.00
Edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Mark Nash, Okwui Enwezor, Octavio Zaya. Contributions by Stefano Boeri, Susanne Ghez. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Marta Calsina, Isolde Charim, Gerald Eibegger, Michael Hardt, Elsa LÄpez, Robert Misik, Antonio Negri, Rudolf Scholten, Upendra Baxi, Homi Bhabha, Akeel Bilgrami, Iain Chambers, Zhiyuan Cui, Manuel De Landa, Enrique Dussel, Boris
Paperback, 6.25 x 9 in. / 412 pgs / 24 color. | 12/2/2002 | Not available ISBN 9783775790826 | $35.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Michael Buhrs, Verena Hein. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Aya Miron, Nicola Trezzi.
The work of Israeli artists Efrat Natan (born 1947) and Nahum Tevet (born 1946)—longstanding friends—is juxtaposed in this volume. Natan's sculptures allude to her childhood in a kibbutz; Tevet develops monumental, three-dimensional installations that investigate experiences of space and color.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Elena Filipovic. Text by Alexander Alberro, Monica Amor, Carlos Basualdo, Biljana Ciric, et al.
Taking that ambiguous thing we call “the exhibition” as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. The Artist as Curator: An Anthology, born out of a series of essays originally published in Mousse, surveys seminal examples of such artist-curated exhibitions from the postwar to the present, examined by the world’s foremost curators and illustrated with rare documents and illustrations.
Artists featured include the Avant-Garde Argentinian Visual Artists Group; Mel Bochner; Marcel Broothaers; John Cage; Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro and the CalArts Feminist Art Program; Collaborative Projects Inc. (Colab); Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno; Group Material; Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore; David Hammons; Martin Kippenberger; Mark Leckey; Hélio Oiticica; Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari; Martha Rosler; and Andy Warhol, among other examples drawn from around the globe.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with an introduction by Carlos Basualdo. Foreword by Federica Galloni. Text by Gabriele Guercio, Salvatore Settis.
Triumphs and Laments celebrates William Kentridge’s (born 1955) monumental frieze, drawn along the banks of the Tiber River in Rome, as well as the performance which inaugurated it. This reprint of Kentridge’s artist’s book serves as an illustrated guide to one of his most memorable and ambitious projects. Designed with the early Baedekers in mind, it acts as an essential component to viewing Kentridge’s erased-graffiti figures and to understanding the process of their creation. Gatefolds, a poster and a leporello of the frieze are included. The texts, which include a conversation between the artist and Carlos Basualdo, as well as two essays by Salvatore Settis and Gabriele Guercio, explore the meaning of the work and its resonance with the millennia-long history of Rome.
Published by Koenig Books. Edited with text by Susan Hapgood, Vasef Kortun, November Paynter. Text by Jordan Crandall. Conversation by Carlos Basualdo, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
VOTI was an online forum that was founded in 1998—long before such forums were common—as a digital venue for discussion among contemporary art curators, many of whom are among today’s most prominent museum professionals. Among the participants were Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Birnbaum, Francesco Bonami, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Jordan Crandall, Okwui Enwezor, Charles Esche, Bettina Funcke, Hou Hanru, Susan Hapgood, Jens Hoffmann, Cornelia Lauf, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nancy Spector.
This publication gathers hundreds of the e-mail discussions from VOTI, whose aims are just as relevant today as they were in the late 1990s. Topics include “The Museum of the 21st Century,” “The Economy of the Art World” and “Cultural Practice and War.”
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with an introduction by Carlos Basualdo. Foreword by Federica Galloni. Text by Gabriele Guercio, Salvatore Settis.
Triumphs and Laments is not only a celebration of William Kentridge’s (born 1955) monumental frieze drawn along the banks of the Tiber River in Rome and the performance which inaugurated it, but a gorgeously produced guide to one of his most memorable and ambitious projects. Designed with the early Baedekers in mind, this bilingual book acts as an essential component to viewing Kentridge’s erased-graffiti figures and understanding the process of their creation, with useful gatefolds, a poster and a leporello of the frieze to accompany the texts. These include a conversation between Carlos Basualdo and the artist and two essays, by Salvatore Settis and Gabriele Guercio, which explore the meaning behind the work and its resonance with the millennia-long history of the city of Rome.
Published by Walker Art Center. Edited with text by Fionn Meade, Joan Rothfuss. Foreword by Olga Viso. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Juliet Bellow, Philip Bither, Roger Copeland, Mary L. Coyne, Douglas Crimp, Hiroko Ikegami, Kelly Kivland, Claudia La Rocco, Benjamin Piekut, David Vaughan. Interviews by Victoria Brooks, Danielle Goldman, Aram Moshayedi.
How Cunningham transformed postwar culture through collaboration
Renowned as both choreographer and dancer, Merce Cunningham (1919–2009) also revolutionized dance through his partnerships with the many artists who created costumes, lighting, films and videos, and décor and sound for his choreographic works. Cunningham, together with partner John Cage, invited those artists to help him rethink what dance could mean, both on the stage and in site-responsive contexts. His notion that movement, sound and visual art could share a “common time” remains one of the most radical aesthetic models of the 20th century and yielded extraordinary works by dozens of artists and composers, including Charles Atlas, John Cage, Morris Graves, Jasper Johns, Rei Kawakubo, Robert Morris, Gordon Mumma, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Pauline Oliveros, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol and La Monte Young, among many others. These collaborations bring to the fore Cunningham’s direct impact upon postwar artistic practice.
This 456-page volume, published in conjunction with the Walker Art Center and MCA Chicago’s exhibition, reconsiders the choreographer and his collaborators as an extraordinarily generative interdisciplinary network that preceded and predicted dramatic shifts in performance, including the development of site-specific dance, the use of technology as a choreographic tool and the radical separation of sound and movement in dance. It features ten new essays by curators and historians, as well as interviews with contemporary choreographers—Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener—who address Cunningham’s continued influence. These are supplemented by rarely published archival photographs, reprints of texts by Cunningham, Cage and other key dancers, artists and scholars, several appendices and an extensive illustrated chronology placing Cunningham’s activities and those of his collaborators in the context of the 20th century, particularly the expanded arts scene of the 1960s and 1970s. This book is an essential volume for anyone interested in contemporary art, music and dance.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Darius Khondji, Mouna Mekouar. Conversations with Carlos Basualdo, Philipp Parreno, Michel Serres, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Photographs by Darius Khondji.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) reconceives the exhibition experience by creating a mise-en-scéne in the Palais de Tokyo, shepherding the viewer through a torrent of sound, image and performance.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Foreword by Elizabeth Dee. Introduction by Cecilia Alemani. Text by Philip Aarons, Carlos Basualdo, Alexander Dumbadze, Hal Foster, Massimiliano Gioni, Roselee Goldberg, Ed Halter, Fritz Haeg, Laura Hoptman, Chrissie Iles, David Joselit, Sylvère Lotringer, et al.
X was a one-year, experimental non-profit initiative, whose goal was to inspire new ideas for producing and experiencing contemporary art. It ran the gamut from solo shows by international stars like Hans Haacke to a 24-hour Bring Your Own Art (BYOA) marathon event. This sourcebook surveys one dense year of art at 548 West 22nd Street.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2011 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 153
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Published by The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Text by Carlos Basualdo, David Elliott, Marion Boulton Stroud, Wang Mingxian.
Perhaps the best-known Chinese artist of his generation, Cai Guo-Qiang (born 1967) is famed for his ambitious explosion projects and large, theatrical sculptures and installations. Fallen Blossoms presents his newest works, documenting a 2009-2010 exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop, with 75 full-color reproductions of the explosion project Fallen Blossoms and the gunpowder drawing "Time Scroll." Also included are photographs of the ongoing work "Time Flies Like a Weaving Shuttle," which involves the labors of five Tujia weavers in residence at the Fabric Workshop, weaving on traditional looms, and which is in progress for the duration of the Fabric Workshop exhibition. Fallen Blossoms contains an introduction by Marion Boulton Stroud, artist's statement by Guo-Qiang and essays by Carlos Basualdo, David Elliott and Wang Mingxian.
PUBLISHER The Fabric Workshop and Museum
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 75 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 12/31/2010 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 90
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780972455657TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Elena Filipovic, Marieke van Hal, Solveig Øvstebo. Texts by Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Buren, John Clark, Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Ferguson, Milena Hoegsberg, Ranjit Hoskote, Caroline A. Jones, Jakouba Konaté, Gerardo Mosquera, Rafal Niemojewski, et al.
Born as a vehicle for national propaganda, the art biennial today has become an outsize phenomenon mobilizing not only artists, curators and gallerists but sponsors, celebrities and politicians, commanding huge press attention and deciding the careers of artists worldwide. For a city to host a biennial today has colossal ramifications. This anthology on the art biennial gathers previously published seminal texts from around the world alongside commissioned contributions from the leading scholars, curators, critics and thinkers today--among them Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Buren, John Clark, Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Ferguson, Milena Hoegsberg, Ranjit Hoskote, Caroline A. Jones, Jakouba Konaté, Gerardo Mosquera and Rafal Niemojewski. Tracing the genealogy of the standard exhibition format--including biennials but also other recurrent exhibitions such as triennials and quadrennials--and examining some of the most famous examples of the twentieth and twenty-first century, from the Venice Biennale to the Johannesburg Biennial and the Havana Bienal to Documenta and the Asian biennials, this reader explores the artistic, theoretical, political and other ambitions of such large-scale exhibition projects. It is certain to be a vital resource for scholars, students, curators, artists and critics alike.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Peter Noever, MAK Vienna. Essays by Carlos Basualdo, et al.
Since the mid-1970s, prominent Austrian artist Franz West has created objects in which use is the most important criterion for reception. After creating "Fittings," plaster and papier-mache objects meant to be attached to the human body and interacted with by their wearer, and their logical extension, "seating equipment," West sought to create a setting for a new kind of experience. Merciless presents little-seen work which West has constructed over the past five years and which addresses these late concerns. Of special focus is an expansive installation West developed for the MAK in Vienna, the largest of his completed works to date.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Ann Bremner. Essays by Carlos Basualdo, Dan Cameron, Helio Oiticica, Ivana Bentes. Introduction by Sherri Geldin, Udo Kittelmann, and Lisa Phillips.
One of the most important exponents of contemporary art in South America, Helio Oiticica creates multimedia room installations which intertwine social themes, experimental elements, and appropriations from popular culture, film, and music. This book focuses on works which have rarely been seen elsewhere, works in which Oiticica questions the traditional relationship between the audience and the world of the movies, such as his "quasi-cinemas," which combine slide projections and music. The lavish nine-part sequence "Black Experiments in Cosmacocoa" is published here for the first time, alongside Oiticica's own notes and critical texts.
Published by Charta. Edited by Lóránd Hegyi. Essays by Carlos Basualdo, Anna Detheridge, Yuko Hasegawa and Jean-Hubert Martin.
What is the role of the contemporary artist in a reality that interprets cultures as conflicting parties and Europe as a closed space? How does his identity develop in relation to European cultures and those that exist elsewhere in the world? Does there exist an acceptable comparative footing that permits otherwise explosive diversities to engage in dialogue with each other? These questions were the starting point for an international forum on the deepest cultural roots of European thought. Hosted in Como in 2004 by the Antonio Ratti Foundation, the forum welcomed renowned intellectuals, curators and critics who posed crucial questions about the implications and future prospects of creativity. Presented here are the panels and discussions that arose from the forum on an historically and traditionally divided multi-identity Europe, which is now attempting to unite politically and economically.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 92
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Published by Charta. Edited by Chiara Bertola and Dede Auregli. Essays by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Carlos Basualdo, Luca Cerizza, Laura Cherubini, Cloe Piccoli, Marcello Smarrelli, Synapser and Barbara Casavecchia.
Consider it the Turner Prize for Italian artists. Fashion house Furla sponsors this prestigious award for contemporary Italian art, now in its fifth incarnation. This volume, with graphics designed by Kiki Smith (one of the judges, with Luigi Ontani and others), details every phase of the jury's work and presents images and background information on the finalists.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 36 color / 51 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 173
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585137TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Mark Nash, Okwui Enwezor, Octavio Zaya. Contributions by Stefano Boeri, Susanne Ghez. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Marta Calsina, Isolde Charim, Gerald Eibegger, Michael Hardt, Elsa LÄpez, Robert Misik, Antonio Negri, Rudolf Scholten, Upendra Baxi, Homi Bhabha, Akeel Bilgrami, Iain Chambers, Zhiyuan Cui, Manuel De Landa, Enrique Dussel, Boris
Recently democracy has been the watchword for a range of disparate, yet apparently convergent contestations and negotiations within the global order. Democracy Unrealized, detailing the results of Platform1, the first of four conferences held in conjunction with Documenta 11, presents a context within which the interpretive and conceptual regimes surrounding democracy can be reargued against the claims of a neoliberal ideology. From this globalist viewpoint, democracy described as an unfinished project requires no structural changes, for it is complete in all its foundational features, requiring only small technical adjustments and minor tinkering. This is how the main Western democracies have seen themselves--at best as "incomplete implementations" of equality and justice, rather than as limited, flawed, dead-ended, and problematic. In response to this presumption, this book proceeds from the idea that realizing democracy is partly a matter of bringing to light what liberal democracy has promised but failed to deliver. The emphasis here is on the potential for revision, a reevaluation of values, and the extension and creative transformation necessary to keep in step with 21st-century globalizing processes. This is democracy as an ever open, essentially unfinishable project that in principle has fallen short of its ideals.