Index of Titles Filed Under 'Artist Books'

PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
AAA Public Programmes Curator Ingrid Chu explored the international phenomenon of the ‘art book bag’ in a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them). Using the last 15 years as a guide, the exhibition featured ‘the things that go in them’—art publications, magazines, and related ephemera—alongside a vast array of these popular totes in the AAA Library. Chu invited artists, curators, art book fair organisers, and print and online publishers to provide insight into the changing modes of knowledge production and circulation, and their influence on recent art of Asia. An associated public talk, ...

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This sixteen page book is titled ‘Alif, after the first letter and numeral of the Arabic language, which are both written with a single stroke. The book contains a series of love poems possibly written by the seventh century arab poet Abu Nuwas, to his contemporary, the alchemist Jabir Ibn Hayyan. The poems are said to be carried out by the poet according to rigorous parameters set by the alchemist.

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2016
“Decrophilia” by artist Matthew Raviotta stylishly excavates the exotic and familiar world of American suburbia. In a sequence of seductive and sometimes bewildering images, the book mines the trappings of comfort that epitomizes the mythic good life of middle class incomes and stable homes. Compositions with scented candles, custom shower curtains, and cough medicine juxtapose with writhing bodies and models that embody the look and feel of “flu chic.” The contrast between the longing of subconscious desire outside the bounds of comfort and the charmingly demented reality of suburban life are brought into sharp and hilarious relief.

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PublisherSeth Price2002-
“One of the ways in which the Conceptual project in art has been most successful is in claiming new territory for practice. It’s a tendency that’s been almost too successful: today it seems that most of the work in the international art system positions itself as Conceptual to some degree, yielding the “Conceptual painter,” the “DJ and Conceptual artist,” or the “Conceptual web artist.” Let’s put aside the question of what makes a work Conceptual, recognizing, with some resignation, that the term can only gesture toward a thirty year-old historical moment. But it can’t be rejected entirely, as it has ...

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2016
“Dynasty” is the first e-book by the acclaimed fashion designer Bernard Willhelm. “Dynasty” documents Willhelm’s newfound Southern California existence. The constant documentation of his daily life demonstrates his humorous, inquisitive, and obsessive way of seeing the world: images of the food he devours, the scenic landscapes surrounding him, his own body, various gay paraphernalia, the texts he avidly reads, notes, and seemingly disparate objects. All of this comes together in “Dynasty” to show how incredibly present Willhelm is in his own life. The styling of his photos mirror the energy and narrative thrust of contemporary photographers like Wolfgang Tillmans. “Dynasty” ...

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PublisherKoenig Books2014
Based on a project at Documenta 13, this publication presents new multimedia works by New York artist Seth Price (born 1973) that meditate on today’s material (fabric) culture. Folklore U.S. includes paintings on plywood, vacuum-formed rope paintings and cloth sculptures fabricated in NYC’s garment district.

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PublisherSeth Price2004
A meal in three courses, by Martha Rosler, 1985 by Seth Price, 2004

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Gnosis (from the Latin gnosos meaning “knowledge” and nosos meaning “disease”) is an intriguing meditation on the subjectivity of perception. Composed by artist Sreshta Rit Premnath, it consists of eight collaged silhouettes accompanied by two found texts: a 19th century clinical description of the neurological condition anosognosia and a list of CIA counterintelligence categories used in the interrogation of suspects.

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PublisherJRP|Ringier2007
Showing together in Europe now for the second time, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Josh Smith and Kelley Walker may not be the New Yorkiest band in the world, but if they were this would be their second album. Let’s call them fellow travelers and assume their grouping is at least partly a European construction. It’s their packaging and touring as Guyton, Price, Walker, Smith that allows for the production of something like a New York moment in the Kunsthalle and wherever such moments are in demand. And it could be that the objects and images on view here are not ...

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2016
ILAN NA AKO NGAYON? HOW MANY AM I NOW? is a collection of images artists Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho have collected over the last number of years. Pieced together like an enigmatic travel narrative, the book swerves back and forth between images that are weird, boring, and mysterious, sometimes at the same time. ILAN NA AKO NGAYON? HOW MANY AM I NOW? offers watery, jet lagged visuals of the artists’ life and practice.

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Many or most of the objects in the Library would be impossible to replace already, just a few years after they were made. Some were singular, or in editions of two or ten copies, others were print on demand but from sites and situations that have already disappeared. The Library is a document of a moment and a sensibility that seems simultaneously contemporary and historical—just by being gathered in this way, the manifold and subtle affects and design choices gather force and become expressive of a period. As I held the books I felt them slipping out of my grasp. ...

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PublisherRichard Healy2011
Make it work for you is an ongoing series of e-zines. Produced from digital content collected at makeitworkforyou.tumblr.com, they exist as manuals for current working ideas and studio strategies.  

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PublisherAir de Paris2005
NEW YORK TWICE: AIR DE PARIS, PARIS May 28–June 25, 2005 and June 28–July 24, 2005 Wade Guyton, Mai-Thu Perret, Seth Price, Josh Smith, Kelley Walker Curator: Fabrice Stroun Xerox: edited by Bettina Funcke

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Although the history of photography and the history of photo and artists’ books is widely documented, collected, exhibited, and discussed, the legacy of women using photography in print is underdocumented, cursory, fragmentary and too often, inaccurate. Women were always at the forefront of innovation and the political debate on photography, despite the harsh conditions in which they often lived and worked, but their voices and their historical contribution are still marginalised. As the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin asked, what are the implications of this rejection and what elements of these practices do we need to reevaluate? And why does ...

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PublisherOnestar Press2003
A tremendous sadness that life is the way it is and not some other way.

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PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Zoe Butt formerly of Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City, and facilitator of AAA’s 2011 Mobile Library programme in Vietnam, contributed a text to AAA’s e-journal Field Notes. Butt looks at Practising Friendship as a platform that is integral to the longevity of particular kinds of arts infrastructures. Concentrating on those considered independent, ‘alternative,’ and archival in spirit, Butt also investigates a method of working strategically under conditions with political or cultural restrictions.

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Printed Web is an artists’ publication devoted to web-to-print art and discourse, published by Paul Soulellis. The project began in 2014 as a way to present new work by artists included in Soulellis’ Library of the Printed Web. Artists are invited to submit new or existing network-based work for the printed page. In the spirit of Seth Siegelaub, each issue is curated as a group exhibition for the printed page. Printed Web circulates primarily as print-on-demand publications, but also includes PDFs, ZIPs, GIFs, and server directories.

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PublisherAsia Art Archive2017
Following his 2014 residency at AAA, New York-based artist Walid Raad developed Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi. The project stemmed from his research into AAA’s Ha Bik Chuen Archive and consisted of several ‘sculptural spaces’ built by Raad’s fictional collaborator, Suha Traboulsi, who creates reproductions of canonical modern paintings by Arab artists.

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PublisherKoenig Books2016
New York–based artist Seth Price (born 1973) deploys a variety of media—sculpture, video and written text—to explore themes of cultural production and distribution of information through appropriation and repurposing. This compilation presents 120 of Price’s rarely seen preliminary sketches and drawings.

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Kit Hammonds, Bernhard Cella
PublisherRadio Web Macba2017
Featuring interviews with Kit Hammonds and Bernhard Cella Independent publishing is experiencing a boom in the art world. The vitality and ubiquity of small artist-editions has gone hand in hand with a proliferation of sometimes highly imaginative micro-fairs and other spaces for sharing, connection, dissemination and distribution. Post-internet technological development has accompanied this latest stage in the emancipation of the book. Leaving behind its quintessential role as a conveyor of ideas, the book becomes a space for expression, a blank page freed from the responsibility of representing ‘reality’. The increasing affordability and accessibility of means of production, maker culture, and the revival ...

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PublisherAm Nuden Da2018
The Mechanics of Gay Sex with assumed responsibility of Michele & Nathaniel and Davide All drawings are from the Capri and Anacapri series. The series is inspired by the book L’isola dei baci. Romanzo erotico-sociale by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Bruno Corra (Capri: Edizioni La Conchiglia, 1918). Da is published by Am Nuden Da. It takes its name after the magazine Da founded by Isidore Isou and Serge Moscovici in 1944.

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2016
“No one thought of the sandy cat; it sat alone and hungry.” In Rachel Rose’s reimagining of the short Victorian tale The Sandy Cat, a family’s neglected cat’s desire for milk takes over the course of a day. Pages from children’s books are stretched, cut, layered, and contorted to create a contemporary fable.

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2016
This artist book began at the equity derivatives desk of Lehman Brothers before the collapse of the company in 2008, where curator and artist Howie Chen worked as an analyst before entering the art field. “Transformers” is in essence a record of boredom during the ‘irrational exuberance’ of the late ‘90s, before the ‘new normal’ of crisis capitalism, and the Great Recession of 2008 which led to Lehman’s downfall. While at work between tasks, Chen photocopied a dollar bill everyday on the office copier, taking the previous day’s copy and feeding it back into the machine. Over months, the image ...

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PublisherUntitled Radio2019
This episode features a panel that was broadcast live from San Francisco’s The Battery on November 7, 2018. The panel –hosted by Untitled Art’s curator of Special Projects and Books & Editions, Juana Berrío– invites Robin Wright (co-founder, RITE Editions), Margaret Tedesco (founder, 2nd floor projects), and Vee Moran (co-founder, Owl Cave Books) to join in conversation about books that were created within the context of art. The episode also features a reading of Virginia Woolf by artist and bookmaker Brook Hsu.

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