Published by CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press. Edited with text by Jeannine Tang, Lia Gangitano, Ann Butler. Text by Johanna Burton, Jill Casid, Lauren Cornell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Jennifer King, Mason Leaver-Yap, Kobena Mercer.
The Conditions of Being Art is the first book to examine the activities of groundbreaking contemporary art galleries Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983–2004), and the transnational milieu of artists, dealers and critics that surrounded them.
Drawing on the archives of dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land—both, independently, legendary players on the New York art scene of the 1980s and '90s, and one of the great love stories of the art world—this publication illustrates their distinctive artistic practices, significant exhibitions and events, and daily business. Hearn and de Land championed art that challenged the business of running an art gallery; artists like Renée Green and Susan Hiller, Andrea Fraser and Cady Noland, who employed conceptualism and installation, social and institutional critique.
Contributing to the history of exhibitions, institutions and curating, The Conditions of Being Art addresses a significant gap in this literature around experimental commercial spaces in recent art history. This publication is the first book-length critical account of the alternative commercial gallery practices of the 1990s, a moment and a scene that is extremely influential to many of today's art dealers, curators and artists.
Hearn and de Land's gallery practices explored new experimental and ethical possibilities within the selling of art, testing the relationship of contemporary art to its markets. In this volume, full-color images, in-depth scholarly investigations and detailed gallery histories vibrantly document how Hearn and de Land tested new notions of what an art gallery could be.
PUBLISHER CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 200 color / 40 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/28/2018 Active
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Published by Aspen Art Press/Contemporary Arts Museum Houston/Kunsthalle Zürich. Text by Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, Bill Arning, Daniel Baumann, Bob Buck, Johanna Burton, Wade Guyton, Rem Koolhaas, Heidi Zuckerman.
New York–based artist Cheryl Donegan (born 1962) is well known for her integration of performance and video with painting and installation, and her subversive spin on issues pertaining to gender, sex and art. This first substantial survey of her work, published for her 2018 traveling exhibition, examines her paintings, and includes new, highly conceptual work that continues to transgress traditional media, often merging painting with fashion and appropriated imagery gleaned from pop culture.
Published by New Museum. Edited by Johanna Burton, Natalie Bell. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Johanna Burton, Rizvana Bradley, Mel Y. Chen, Jeannine Tang, Julia Bryan-Wilson. Contributions by Lia Gangitano, Ariel Goldberg, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, Sara O'Keeffe, Eric Stanley, Kate Wiener.
The accompanying catalog for the New Museum’s exhibition Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features over 40 artists working across a variety of mediums and genres, including film, video, performance, painting and sculpture. Many embrace explicit pleasure and visual lushness as political strategies, and some deliberately reject or complicate overt representation, turning to poetic language, docufiction and abstraction to affirm ambiguities and reflect shifting physical embodiment. Among the artists included are Morgan Bassichis, Nayland Blake, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Vaginal Davis, ektor garcia, House of Ladosha, Candice Lin, Christina Quarles, Tschabalala Self, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sable Elyse Smith and Wu Tsang.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Flexi, 5.5 x 10 in. / 400 pgs / 120 color / 30 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/23/2018 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 86
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Achim Hochdörfer. Interview by Johanna Burton, Achim Hochdörfer. Text by Berhard Maaz.
Instead of the minimal, repeated letters that characterize his best-known work, Guyton’s new paintings feature a diverse range of imagery, all digitally captured. Some of these works show recognizable forms—the newspaper homepage, the view from Guyton’s Bowery studio—and some dissolve into abstraction as their source material is subject to extreme enlargement. Taking snapshots and screen-captures and printing them on his huge printer, Guyton has created works that reflect, in their content and their making, the rapid expansion of the digital code into all areas of life. Published to accompany the first exhibition of these new works at the Museum Brandhorst, this volume also features texts by Johanna Burton and Achim Hochdörfer.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Text by Claudia Schmuckli, Johanna Burton.
Whether casting paints and ink into sculpture, or using marble, concrete, porcelain or photographs for painterly purposes, Los Angeles–based artist Analia Saban (born 1980) has stretched the limits of material and media in often unexpected ways. Her concern is for the component materials from which art, particularly painting, is made, and her explorations have teased out the hidden ideological and political repercussions of those materials and the forms they take. Saban's first book is published on the occasion of a major museum retrospective that showcases ten years of her deep investigations into the possibilities of both the process and the mediums of art making. Her work is presented here alongside major new texts on the artist from Johanna Burton and exhibition curator Claudia Schmuckli.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Alise Upitis. Text by Johanna Burton, Caroline A. Jones, Anicka Yi, Alise Upitis.
South Korean artist Anicka Yi (born 1971) has embedded tempura-fried flowers, acrylic paint and vinyl tubing in glycerin soap and resin; floated a cow’s stomach in hair gel inside a transparent Longchamp handbag; and created a perfume from the bacteria of 100 women. Intertwining the seemingly permanent and the perishable, Yi’s work reorders the chemical and cultural forces that privilege containment over leakage, apathy over empathy, and elevate sight above all other senses. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the book includes an exchange between Caroline A. Jones and Yi on scent, ethnicity and symbiotic microorganisms; an essay by Johanna Burton on networks and extravisual means; and an essay by Alise Upitis on the irreducible ambiguity of Yi’s work. Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit is the artist’s first monograph.
PUBLISHER Mousse Publishing
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 9.5 in. / 106 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/26/2016 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 135
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Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior. Text by Johanna Burton, Yilmaz Dziewior, Sam Pulitzer, Beate Söntgen.
This catalogue accompanies German artist Rosemarie Trockel's (born 1952) solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, including the artist's newer print works. Based on Trockel's sojourn in the area, this multimedia work focuses on the unique fashions, customs and cultural conventions of Bregenz.
PUBLISHER Kunsthaus Bregenz
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.75 x 12 in. / 218 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/24/2016 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 170
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Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Johanna Burton.
In placing us at a remove from our relationships to familiar, domestic objects and environments, the labor-intensive work of Robert Gober (born 1954) defies our understanding of accepted conventions and draws attention to the movement of meaning between materials and across personal histories. Part of the 2000 Words series, conceived and commissioned by Massimiliano Gioni and published by the Deste Foundation, 2000 Words: Robert Gober presents the entirety of the sculptor's works in the Dakis Joannou Collection and includes an essay by Johanna Burton that examines how the artist's work alloys personal histories with collective experience.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Introduction byTom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Johanna Burton, Germano Celant. Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf.
Primarily known for his paradigmatic "shelves" displaying everyday objects, Haim Steinbach (born 1944) has developed a practice that evolved from early minimalist painting with grids and monochromes to later large-scale installations that have seldom been seen in the US. Growing out of a traveling exhibition that features works drawn from throughout Steinbach's career, as well as archival materials and new site-specific installations, Object and Display urges readers to take a closer look at this seminal artist's works. Hundreds of full-color illustrations document the exhibition, which included photographs, models and recreations from past works, along with photography of the site-specific installations that appeared at each institution. New essays by writers Johanna Burton and Germano Celant explore the evolution of Steinbach's practice and his investigations into what constitutes an art object and how art and objects are displayed.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Johanna Burton, Ruth Erickson.
The first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the American artist Sue Williams (born 1954), this book follows her work from the early 1980s to her most recent paintings. Over the course of her 40-year career, Williams has made an array of artwork, from modest paintings of mostly representational scenes in a cartoonish style to large-scale abstract paintings erupting in brilliant colors. In her newest works, figuration and abstraction are mixed anew, for although the images are abstract, the beholder comes across recognizable details--individual body parts or formations reminiscent of human organs. Williams has continuously explored and challenged the fantasies of feminism, sexuality, gender and culture in her work. Throughout her practice she has explored the ambiguous boundary between a secure place and an insecure one, between the real and the imagined, drawing the viewer into her world of provocative sexual politics.
Published by New Museum. Introduction by Lisa Phillips. Text by Johanna Burton, Hal Foster, Kate Linker, Margot Norton, Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Kruger, Laurie Simmons, Sara VanDerBeek, Cindy Sherman. Interview by David Clarkson.
Over the course of a 40-year career, Conceptual artist and photographer Sarah Charlesworth deconstructed the conventions of photography and gave emphasis to the medium's importance in mediating our perception of the world. Part of a group of artists working in New York in the 1980s that included Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman and Laurie Simmons, Charlesworth straddled 1970s Conceptual art and the Pictures Generation, creating work that probed the visual language of mass media and illuminated the impact of ubiquitous imagery on our everyday lives.
This fully illustrated catalogue accompanying Charlesworth's first major survey in New York features series such as Stills (1980), a group of 14 large-scale works rephotographed from press images that depict people falling or jumping off buildings; Modern History (1977-79), which pioneered photographic appropriation; the alluring Objects of Desire (1983-88) and Renaissance Paintings (1991), which continued Charlesworth's trenchant approach to mining the language of photography; Doubleworld (1995), which probes the fetishism of vision in pre-modernist art and marks Charlesworth's transition to a more active role behind the camera; and her final series, Available Light (2012).
Sarah Charlesworth was born in 1947 in East Orange, New Jersey, and received a BA from Barnard College in 1969. She was the subject of a 1997 retrospective organized by SITE Santa Fe. Charlesworth taught photography for many years at the School of the Visual Arts, New York; the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Princeton University, New Jersey. She died in 2013 in Falls Village, Connecticut.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 164 pages / 100 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/23/2015 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 32
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Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Edited with text by Joan Simon. Text by Joan Jonas, Douglas Crimp, Johanna Burton, Barbara Clausen, Richard Serra, Susan Rothenberg.
One of the most continuously influential figures of the past half century, Joan Jonas was among the first artists to embrace the forms of video, performance and installation. From her beginnings as a sculptor, and her emergence in the New York art and performance scenes of the 1960s and 70s (including the seminal "Vertical Roll" video piece of 1972, in which the titular television malfunction enacted a memorably fractured female identity), up through her six appearances at Documenta and her performance at the Performa 13 biennial, her work has always been surprising, groundbreaking and necessary. This extensively illustrated volume, containing hundreds of full-color photographs, drawings, scripts and diagrams, presents the definitive collection of Jonas' work. The first and authoritative career-spanning monograph of the multimedia pioneer, it covers more than 40 years of performances, films, videos, installations, texts and video sculptures. Art writer Joan Simon has painstakingly researched every one of Jonas' works and includes notes on each piece, along with new and never-before-published writings by the artist that provide extensive background. In the Shadow a Shadow also contains essays by Douglas Crimp, Barbara Clausen and Johanna Burton, and unpublished photographs and drawings from Jonas' archives. With a detailed production and exhibition history of the video and performance works, as well as the first comprehensive bibliography and biography of the artist, this intensively researched and authoritative book documents the range, breadth and depth of one of the most prolifically original artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
New York–born and based, Joan Jonas (born 1936) has taught at UCLA School of the Arts, in Stuttgart, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is a professor emerita. She has lived and worked in Greece, Morocco, India, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Poland, Japan, Italy, Hungary and Ireland.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co./The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Introduction by Holly Block, Carey Lovelace. Text by Johanna Burton, Jennifer Egan.
Sarah Sze (born 1969) has earned deserved acclaim since the late 1990s for her intricate assemblages of everyday consumer products, painstakingly arranged by hand into immense, site-specific installations that engage the viewer in a dizzying play of perspective and scale. Often every crevice of an architectural space is utilized in her complex constructions, composed of thousands of objects, works that converge at the intersection of drawing, sculpture and architecture. Sarah Sze: Triple Point is a major new publication on the work of this celebrated artist, documenting Sze’s ambitious, large-scale exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale, with 64 pages of full-color plates and several significant new texts on Sze and her practice. Included is a conversation between the artist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan, along with a short story by Egan entitled “Black Box.” Curator and scholar Johanna Burton contributes a compelling new examination of Sze’s practice, and 2013 Biennale Co-Commissioners Holly Block and Carey Lovelace provide an introduction to the project and artist. Elegantly realized by award-winning designer Takaaki Matsumoto, Sarah Sze: Triple Point is certain to be a lasting testament to the continued development of this exciting and original artist.
Published by University Art Museum, University at Albany. Introduction by Corinna Ripps Schaming. Text by Johanna Burton.
For more than 20 years, the photographer Dana Hoey (born 1966) has explored what it means to be female. Using both staged and directed photography, her meticulously constructed pictures often combine the sunny daylight and saturated color of commercial, digitally enhanced film stock with the iconography and framing of religious painting. Her early work claims influences as diverse as Bernini’s “Ecstasy of St. Teresa” and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral and reveals a fascination with corrupted idealism and the power of heedless actions. More recently, Hoey has explored scenarios in which older women play central roles and typically female activities take on elevated status. In her latest pictures, resin casts of her own and friends’ bodies, found sculptures and plastic tarps serve as stand-ins for human subjects. The Phantom Sex is the first comprehensive overview of this prominent female photographer in more than ten years.
PUBLISHER University Art Museum, University at Albany
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 57 color / 9 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 96
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Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. By Eva Respini. Text by Johanna Burton. Interview by John Waters.
Published to accompany the first major survey of Cindy Sherman’s work in the United States in nearly 15 years, this publication presents a stunning range of work from the groundbreaking artist’s 35-year career. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, including new works made for the exhibition and never before published, the volume is a vivid exploration of Sherman’s sustained investigation into the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation. The book highlights major bodies of work including her seminal Untitled Film Stills (1977–80); centerfolds (1981); history portraits (1989–90); head shots (2000–2002); and two recent series on the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. An essay by curator Eva Respini provides an overview of Sherman’s career, weaving together art historical analysis and discussions of the artist’s working methods, and a contribution by art historian Johanna Burton offers a critical re-examination of Sherman’s work in light of her recent series. A conversation between Cindy Sherman and filmmaker John Waters provides an enlightening view into the creative process.
Cindy Sherman is a ground-breaking American photographer, born in 1954. She began her "Film Stills" series at the age of 23, gaining early recognition, and has followed it with remarkable experiments in color photography. Her art has won her wide recognition and praise, and been collected and exhibited by major museums throughout the world since 1980. A major retrospective exhibition of her work was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She is represented by Metro Pictures gallery in New York.
Eva Respini is a former Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York where she contributed to numerous publications including Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); Cindy Sherman (2012); and Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West (2009); Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 (2004).
John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including "Hairspray", "Pink Flamingos", and "Cecil B. DeMented". He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Johanna Burton has served as the director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Text by Johanna Burton, Matthew Higgs, Mary Heilmann, Sonia Campagnola.
This expanded edition of Gregory R. Miller's hugely successful first-ever monograph on Marilyn Minter from 2007 brings her public up to speed with the inclusion of works created over the past three years, including images from Minter's 2009 video “Green Pink Caviar,” shown in New York's Times Square and featured in Madonna's recent Sticky and Sweet concert tour. Minter's ever-expanding reputation was established during the 1980s, when her work engaged formal aspects of painting as well as subject matter that remain central to her practice today. This publication features work from every period of a career that now spans over 40 years, and reproduces in full color nearly every painting Minter has made, along with a wide selection of her painterly photographs of the last several years. It also includes the seminal and haunting Coral Ridge Towers series of black-and-white photos that Minter took of her mother in 1969. Art historian Johanna Burton contributes a substantial essay that analyzes and elucidates all aspects of Minter's work; her text is complemented by a lengthy conversation between Minter and her friend, painter Mary Heilmann, as well as by “Twenty Questions,” a project assembled by Matthew Higgs to which a wide range of artists, curators, friends and others with a unique connection to Minter have contributed. The design and production of this expanded edition have been superbly realized by the award-winning New York- and Amsterdam-based design studio, COMA. This monograph firmly establishes Minter's important and central position in contemporary art.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Johanna Burton, Douglas Eklund.
A member of the so-called “Pictures Generation,” Troy Brauntuch (born 1954) makes appropriated works that, by removing or adding context, can, on one hand, empty out culturally charged icons, and on the other hand, supply seemingly innocuous material with massive charge. Brauntuch's work 1 2 3 provides a useful example of the tactics he likes to employ; it consists of screenprints of a set of fairly unremarkable sketches—a tank, a vestibule, a stage set—which turn out to have been drawn by one Adolf Hitler. This semiotic standoff between innocuous artwork and not-so-innocuous author compels the viewer to ponder the constructions of significance one so often unthinkingly performs when looking at art—constructions that Brauntuch has consistently sabotaged throughout his 30-year career. This first survey of Brauntuch's work includes essays by Johanna Burton and Douglas Eklund, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's critically acclaimed 2009 Pictures Generation exhibition.
Published by Matthew Marks Gallery. Text by Johanna Burton.
As spacious and sleek as the work itself, this monograph reproduces two sculptures from 2004 and 2005, along with 17 new paintings dating from 2007 and 2008, eight of which consist of a black or white rectangle with a contrasting black, white or colored rectangle placed diagonally on top and extending beyond the boundary of the canvas below. In the catalogue, Johanna Burton writes, "What Kelly is producing does not end at the edge... a shadow is thrown, but rather than demarcating the shape and space of the work more clearly, it works to utterly confuse what is being looked at: these are paintings that, in places, don't end or, perhaps, refuse to show how they begin. Rather than a perceptual fluke or an experiment in phenomenology, however, this is, I think, a part of the painting." The book accompanies the exhibition held at the Matthew Marks Gallery in the Spring of 2009. All plates are full color.
Published by Artimo. Essays by Heidi Zuckerman and Joanna Burton.
Airports, bridges, corridors, architectural models, icebergs--Carla Klein paints non-places. She makes quick work of the border between painting and photography, straddling the worlds of fiction and reality, illusion and transparency, abstraction and representation. Carla Klein documents five years of the artist's work, from 2000 forward.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 8.5 in. / 180 pgs / 80 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 153
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789085460565TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Art and Writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne
Published by Bard College. Edited by Rhea Anastas, Michael Brenson. Foreword by Tom Eccles. Text by Adrian Piper, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Monika Sprüth, Rhea Anastas, Michael Brenson, Norton Batkin, Johanna Burton, Aruna D'Souza, Pamela Franks, Janet Kraynak, David Levi Strauss, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Ann Reynolds, Hamza Walker.
This radical new study aims to change the way that some of the most influential artists of the past 40 years are seen--all of them women. Emphasizing questions of autonomy, critical intelligence and artistic intention, Witness to Her Art presents works by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne, a magazine published by gallerist Monika Sprüth. The artworks are accompanied by original writings by the artists, contemporaneous criticism and newly commissioned essays by Pamela Franks, Aruna D'Souza, Johanna Burton, David Levi Strauss, Hamza Walker and Cuauhtémoc Medina. The ambitious works presented and interpreted herein invite us to consider the impact of the feminist revolution across generations while rendering obsolete any stigma associated with shows or catalogues limited to women artists. Taking its lead from Conceptualism, feminism, and from its included artists, Witness to Her Art reaches for art history's capacity as a medium of world-making.
PUBLISHER Bard College
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 336 pgs / 240 color / 76 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2007 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 67
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781931493550TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Interviews by Mary Heilmann, Matthew Higgs. Text by Johanna Burton.
Marilyn Minter is the first book published about the work of the highly respected and influential contemporary artist Marilyn Minter. This retrospective publication features work from every period of Minter's career spanning nearly forty years. Minter is considered one of today's most important artists. Her perennially expanding reputation was widely established during the 1980s, when her work engaged formal aspects of painting as well as subject matter that remain central to her practice today. This comprehensive book reproduces in full color nearly every painting Minter has made along with a wide selection of her painterly photographs of the last several years. The book also includes the seminal and haunting Coral Ridge Towers series of black-and-white photos Minter took of her mother in 1969. Art historian Johanna Burton contributes a substantial essay that analyzes and elucidates all aspects of Minter's work. Burton's text is complemented by a lengthy "conversation" between Minter and painter and friend Mary Heilmann, as well as by "Twenty Questions," a project assembled by Matthew Higgs and posed by a wide range of artists, curators, friends and others with a unique connection to Minter. The book's concept, design, and production have been vividly realized by the award-winning New York- and Amsterdam-based design studio, COMA. This publication-with its combination of beautiful reproductions of Minter's work, Burton's powerfully argued essay, and revealing interviews-firmly establishes Minter's important and central position in contemporary art history.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Text by Hilton Als, Johanna Burton.
This comprehensive monograph illuminates Wilcox's work in collaged movie and television footage and handmade animation--mythical romantic mini-narratives--with essays from Johanna Burton and New Yorker critic Hilton Als. Wilcox shoots in Super 8, both original footage and preexisting film from a video monitor, transfers his work to video for editing, and then to 16 millimeter for presentation. When it is shown, the sound of the projector dominates the gallery space, while the silence of the film itself indexes the impossibility of hearing the silent voices. There is no illusion of transparency, of believing one might share any kind of simple present with the characters on the screen. Instead, the transfers between formats give the collected imagery a sort of patina, suggesting not only temporal distance--the weight of history--but also a shift in the equilibrium of the senses. As seen at The Museum of Modern Art and the 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York.
Published by JRP|Ringier/MMCA. Edited by John Rasmussen. Essays by Joanna Burton and Fabrice Stroun.
The first publication to feature these two up-and-coming New York artists originally from Tennessee focuses on their recent collaborations. Call Guyton and Walker “neo-formalists” or “appropriationists” or just remarkably accomplished, but their photo-label paint-can pyramids, their use of Ketel One Gothic-lettered ad copy and their serrated knife serial paintings seem Warholian without being derivative.