Published by Koenig Books. Edited with text by Fredrik Liew. Text by Daniel Birnbaum, Barnabás Bencsik, Maria Berríos, Katie Kitamura, Pamela M. Lee, Ann-Sofi Noring, et al.
Swedish artist Öyvind Fahlström (1928–76) was one of the 20th century’s most innovative, versatile and multidimensional artists. Rather than developing a single characteristic style, he worked with a variety of mediums and techniques, such as poetry, theater, journalism, criticism, drawing, painting, film, television, happenings, radio, graphic design and installation. All these forms were mobilized by the artist to investigate economic, political and social issues. Fahlström “manipulated the world” in order to challenge the viewer to think critically.
Öyvind Fahlström: Manipulate the World is the culmination of three years of research into the artist’s work undertaken by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, producing a fuller understanding of Fahlström’s oeuvre and the contemporary resonance of his ideas.
Published by Other Criteria Books. Introduction by Damien Hirst. Text by Annie Godfrey Larmon.
American artist Dan Colen (1979) emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Drawing on graffiti and vernacular culture as artistic influences in his paintings and installations, and living legendarily hard, Colen was described by The Guardian as the "bad boy of post-pop New York." Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, Colen's art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art.
Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty, published to accompany Colen's solo exhibition at Newport Street Gallery in London, spans 15 years of the artist's career, including new works, and includes large-scale installation images of the exhibition. The book features a foreword by Damien Hirst and an essay by curator Annie Godfrey Larmon.