Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Anton Ginzburg, Anastasia Osipova, Ksenia Nouril. Conversations with R.H. Quaytman, Charles Renfro, Meghan Forbes.
Anton Ginzburg’s latest multimedia project reanimates Russian avant-garde pedagogy for present-day America
In films and performances, the Russian-born, New York–based artist (born 1974) revisits VKhUTEMAS and its effort to merge progressive politics and technical innovation within the universalist modernist project.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Melanie Marino, Claudia Schmuckli, Olesya Turkina. Interview by Dan Graham.
In Walking the Sea, Anton Ginzburg (born 1974) charts a 26,000-square-mile area between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan known as the Aral Sea. Looking to American Land art of the late 1960s and early 70s, and using film, photographs and sculptures, Ginzburg approaches the waterless sea as a readymade earthwork to make visible a territory and history that remains largely inaccessible.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by by Jeffrey Kastner, Boris Groys. Conversation with Boris Groys.
Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind presents the culmination of the artist's journey in search of Hyperborea, a mythical region thought to be located "beyond the Boreas" (the north wind). Mixing artifact with mythology, and history with invention, the project's wide-ranging material includes a 45-minute film and still photographs from the forests of Oregon, to St. Petersburg and the White Sea in Russia; sculptures; topological maps; and site-specific framed works. The book's supplementary materials include installation shots of the artist's exhibition at the 2011 Venice Biennale; newly commissioned essays by Jeffrey Kastner and curator Matthew Drutt; a conversation between Boris Groys and the artist; and a process documentation section including notes, objects, photographs and other ephemera. Encapsulating the exhibition's diverse range of works within the space of a printed object, the catalogue cover and interior pages interleave full-bleed imagery of the mythical Hyperborean red cloud, in reference to the ethereal dreamscape of Ginzburg's otherworldly exploration.