Introduction by David Morris, Paul O'Neill. Text by Joshua Decter, Helmut Draxler, Joe Scanlan, Haf?ór Yngvason. Contributions by Mary Jane Jacob and interviews with artists Mark Dion, Simon Grennan, Daniel J. Martinez, Michael Brenson.
Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 72 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock $27.50
Artwork by Gustavo Artigas, Judith Barry, Arturo Cuenca, Roman de Salvo, Mauricio Dias, Rita Gonzales, Silvia Gruner, Diego Gutiªrrez, Jonathan Hernandez, Norma Iglesias, Alberto Caro LimÄn, Iìigo Manglano-Ovalle, Allan McCollum, Monica Nador, Ugo PalaviPhotographs by Lorna Simpson. Edited by Alfredo Jaar, Osvaldo Sanchez. Contributions by Carmen Cuenca, Michael Krichman. Text by David Joselit, David Avalos, Susan Buck-Morss, Nestor Garcia Cancini, David Harvey, Mary Jane Jacob, Ivo Mesquita, Masao Miyoshi, Nelson Brissac Peixoto, Sally Yard, George Ydice, Serge Guilbaut.
Paperback, 8.5 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 241 color. | 3/2/2003 | Not available $29.95
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Edited and with text by Jens Hoffmann. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Massimiliano Gioni, Maria Lind, Jessica Morgan, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Adriano Pedrosa, Mary Jane Jacob.
This monumental new book explores the recent history of exhibition-making, looking at the radical shifts that have taken place in the practice of curating contemporary art over the last 20 years. Tracing a history of curating through its most innovative shows, renowned curator Jens Hoffmann selects the 50 key exhibitions that have most significantly shaped the practice of both artists and curators. Chosen from the plethora of exhibitions, biennials and art events that have sprung up across the world since the 1990s, each exhibition reviewed here has triggered profound changes in curatorial practice, and reanimated the potential of contemporary art. The book includes an international roster of curators, and exhibition venues that span the globe, from the USA, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa to France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and Spain. It is comprised of nine themed sections, including: "New Lands" (on shows such as Magiciens de la Terre, The Short Century and After the Wall); "Biennial Years" (which documents influential biennials such as the Documentas [10, 11, 13] and the Berlin and São Paulo Biennials); "New Forms" (including experiments in exhibition-making such as Do It and NowHere); "Others Everywhere" (on ‘identity politics’ shows such as In a Different Light, Phantom Sightings and the 1993 Whitney Biennial); "Tomorrow’s Talents Today" (on influential group exhibitions of emerging artists such as Helter Skelter and Sensation); and "History" (on historical surveys such as Inside the Visible, Global Conceptualism and WACK!). A bold proposition for the future of exhibition culture as well as a means of making the recent past accessible, Show Time is essential reading for any student of curating or museum studies, for professional curators and for all those interested in one of today’s most dynamic forms of cultural production.
Jens Hoffmann is an exhibition maker and writer based in New York. He is Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Jewish Museum, New York. He has curated and co-curated a number of large-scale exhibitions, including the 2nd San Juan Triennial (2009), the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011) and the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012).
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Diana Augaitis. Text by Kathleen Bartels, Doris von Drathen, Mary Jane Jacob, David Morgan, Trevor Smith, Selene Wendt.
Unfolding is the first overview of South Korean artist Kimsooja’s (born 1957) most significant sculptures, performances and interventions. A central element of her work is the bottari, a traditionally hand-sewn silk bedcover that also serves as a travel bag.
'Culture in Action' 1993 Exhibition Histories, Volume 5
Published by Afterall Books. Introduction by David Morris, Paul O'Neill. Text by Joshua Decter, Helmut Draxler, Joe Scanlan, Haf?ór Yngvason. Contributions by Mary Jane Jacob and interviews with artists Mark Dion, Simon Grennan, Daniel J. Martinez, Michael Brenson.
A show challenging conventional understandings of public art, Culture in Action in Chicago had a new social agenda, and rethought what an exhibition of contemporary art might be. Through eight projects by artists initiated in the early 1990s and developed in collaboration with local people, the intention was to engage diverse groups over time, in addition to the visiting public in 1993. In the fifth book in Afterall's Exhibition Histories series, the course of these projects is documented, with critical reappraisal of this important exhibition in newly commissioned essays and interviews, together with reviews from the time.
Published by Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Edited by Mary Jane Jacob. Preface by Lynn Ennis. Introduction by Roger Manley. Text by Paul Mendes-Flohr, W. J. T. Mitchell, Adam Zagajewski.
An encounter with Aaron Siskind inspired American photographer Alan Cohen (born 1943) to abandon his doctoral program in thermodynamics and instead pursue a career in photography under Siskind’s tutelage. For the past two decades Cohen has traveled the world, using the medium of black-and-white photography to record places marked by the political acts or the covert actions of others; places marked by time through the course of natural and often catastrophic occurrences. Crumbling stone walls and other near-invisible demarcations of political boundaries are among the mute witnesses he chooses as his subjects. “I have come to understand that history, in a contemporary image, can be sited,” Cohen writes. “Events can--and do--become geography.” This book tracks the evolution of Cohen’s work over a 40-year career, reflecting the artist’s belief in photography as both a social document and a meditative art.
PUBLISHER Gregg Museum of Art & Design
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 10 x 11 in. / 260 pgs / 115 tritone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/15/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 74
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780983121732TRADE List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00
Published by nai010 publishers. Essays by Jan Verwoert, Jean Attali, Wouter Davidts, Charles Esche, Mary Jane Jacob and Sven Lütticken.
Since 1995, Rotterdam artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol have drawn from their immediate surroundings to create architecture-inspired installations. Displayed in art museums and galleries, the duo's spaces and interiors do not merely reproduce physical constructions but also copy their functions and uses in an ongoing attempt to tease out the essential meaning and purpose of these very spaces. With their “constructive criticism” installations, Bik Van der Pol deliberately seek to influence cultural spaces and transform them in a constructive manner by adding what might be lacking or by illuminating things like signage, which is sometimes obscure. This publication is the first comprehensive overview of Bik Van der Pol's projects since the artists began working collaboratively a decade ago. Seven essays by leading authors draw attention to the breadth and significance of their methodology. The selected projects are thus placed within a critical framework that allows interpretation by and inspiration for artists, architects, designers and theorists.
Published by Charta. Essays by Nancy Princenthal and Mary Jane Jacob.
An architect interested in ephemeral structures, a photographer who has grown increasingly suspicious of pictures, Jaar's most telling gesture is to relinquish the camera by placing it, figuratively and sometimes literally, in the public's hands. In other words, Jaar is a master of indirection. And no wonder. His work was shaped at the outset by the need to speak clearly and forcefully against murderous injustice, using language of the most lucid obliquity. Jaar's work declares that daring to connect and participate is our last, best hope.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 12 in. / 152 pgs / 322 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 134
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585304TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
inSITE2000/01 New Contemporary Art Projects for San Diego/Tiajuana
Published by Installation Gallery. Artwork by Gustavo Artigas, Judith Barry, Arturo Cuenca, Roman de Salvo, Mauricio Dias, Rita Gonzales, Silvia Gruner, Diego Gutiªrrez, Jonathan Hernandez, Norma Iglesias, Alberto Caro LimÄn, Iìigo Manglano-Ovalle, Allan McCollum, Monica Nador, Ugo PalaviPhotographs by Lorna Simpson. Edited by Alfredo Jaar, Osvaldo Sanchez. Contributions by Carmen Cuenca, Michael Krichman. Text by David Joselit, David Avalos, Susan Buck-Morss, Nestor Garcia Cancini, David Harvey, Mary Jane Jacob, Ivo Mesquita, Masao Miyoshi, Nelson Brissac Peixoto, Sally Yard, George Ydice, Serge Guilbaut.
Taking the city as a laboratory, Fugitive Sites challenges the predictable radicality of global art projects, the usual notions of site specificity, community engagement, artistic practice and public space. Initiated in 1992 as a collaborative venture of cultural institutions in San Diego and Tijuana, inSITE commissions new work by artists from the Americas that responds to the extraordinary context of these two inextricably linked border cities, and is reinvented according to the shifting interests of artists and public institutions in Mexico. This most recent version of inSITE reconfigures public space, disrupts the syntactical order of the city, exposes its patterns, traces the activities of its goods and people and provides remedies against the intertia of everyday life.
PUBLISHER Installation Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 241 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780964255449TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00