Index of Titles Filed Under 'Artist Writings'

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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PublisherIrena Haiduk2013
Two figures go out into this world and traverse it: the explorer and the imposter. The explorer stands on terra firma, surveying the horizon that magnetically pulls him. Sometimes Fernweh (in German, “yearning for the faraway”) produces an explorer who never returns, but his traveling is still made possible by the knowledge that he could return at any time. e image of the explorer appends a few basic corollaries to the nature of the Western image and the way it renders history. is Western image is weightless, infinitely thin, hovering above everything, including history. It is reproducible on all channels, ...

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PublisherUntitled Radio2016
This program originally aired on WynwoodRadio.com, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4pm EST, live from the Untitled art fair in Miami Beach. — A young Asian woman’s life at Yale takes a dizzying turn when she meets Dolores—her doppelgänger—at a party. As they begin to merge into each other’s social and sexual worlds, it becomes impossible to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. When Dolores’ boyfriend and his twin brother enter into this pas de deux, identities and couplings spin off into a sinister and perverse web of illusions. Fantasian is Single White Female for the dawn of a ...

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PublisherYugoexport2013
An 80 point manifesto on polite art. Like every intimate dinner party, Bon Ton Mais Nonrequires one symphony orchestra, a pastry chef, a large mirror, and the fact of cannibal sirens. Second edition is available for purchase here.

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PublisherSeth Price2003-2005
I published the essay under these various titles: “Was ist Los”, “Decor Holes”, “Akademische Graffiti”, “Depletion”, “Unique Source/All Natural Suicide Gang.” The text was written between 2003 and 2005 but updated and retitled for different contexts.

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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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⋱ ⋮ ⋰ ⋯ ◯ ⋯¨. The inhuman is what is absolutely large. |! |!”(-,-) |!.. //> |!._/_… It is a ););) magnitude that is equal only to itself. — From New New Testament: Book 1 New New Testament documents Paul Chan’s monumental project Volumes, a series of over one thousand paintings made out of dismantled book covers and the texts that complement each painting. A selection of Volumes premiered at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany in 2012, but New New Testament is the first time all the paintings have been united in a single publication. Each painting evokes how books and works of art—both considered objects of knowledge in the past—now ...

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Why be something you’re not?

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Publisherhome school2018
home school, run by manuel arturo abreu and Victoria Anne Reis is a free art school based in Portland, OR. Streaming from various venues, classrooms, and art institutions, the school works across starkly divergent formal conventions and professionalisms to create critical and entertaining lectures and works of performance amongst a broader curriculum of exhibitions and events. In this lecture from abreu’s 2018 class on “non-art”, one of many equally interesting documents from home school, abreu lays the groundwork for a critique of art from a variety of positions, screening Hamishi Farah’s 2014 video Marginal Aesthetics, and abreu’s own video essay, ...

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PublisherNorth Drive Press2004
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. North Drive Press was founded by Matt Keegan and Lizzy Lee in 2003. The name refers to the street (North Drive) connecting the parallel blocks on which Matt and Lizzy lived as kids. The impetus for creating NDP was to produce a mobile group exhibition. NDP ...

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PublisherNorth Drive Press2005
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. Beginning with NDP#2, Susan Barber became the art director of North Drive Press. After initial discussions, the vinyl envelope was exchanged for a cardboard box that worked with both the loose-leaf ethos of NDP and more pragmatic concerns such as shelving and space to include more ...

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PublisherNorth Drive Press2006
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. For NDP#3 and NDP#4, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, another artist committed to collaboration and artist-produced publications, joined North Drive Press as co-editor. Sara and Matt expanded North Drive Press to include exhibition and print publishing programs—separate from but complementary to the annual NDP publication. They organized an evening at New York’s performance ...

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PublisherNorth Drive Press2007
Sara Greenberger Rafferty, another artist committed to collaboration and artist-produced publications, joined North Drive Press as co-editor. Sara and Matt expanded North Drive Press to include exhibition and print publishing programs—separate from but complementary to the annual NDP publication. They organized an evening at New York’s performance venue The Kitchen, published a suite of Exquisite Corpse prints, and exhibited at NADA and various other venues. Becca Albee & Kathleen Hanna Fia Backström & Wade Guyton Jennifer Bornstein & Jonathan Horowitz Sarah Charlesworth & Sara VanDerBeek Ken Gonzales-Day & Edgar Arcenaux Alice Könitz & Michael Ned Holte Eileen Quinlan & Liz Deschenes Frances Stark & Amy Yao Erika Vogt & ...

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PublisherNorth Drive Press2010
For NDP#5, artist and musician Sadie Laska helped with the process of inviting contributors. NDP#5 is the final installment of North Drive Press. We’ve been consistently amazed by the enthusiasm and inventiveness of our many contributors. Each year, with a varied cast of more than forty, we’ve been able to provide the support and editorial response necessary to compile this non-traditional publication. NDP #5 is a great note to end on: we’ve helped produce a dynamic assortment of artists’ multiples, from temporary tatoos to custom-made soap; and published a varied and compelling collection of interviews, panel discussions, and texts. We hope North Drive Press has added to the ...

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A zine published by The Creative Independent, compiling quotes, excerpts, and recommendations from working artists, all gathered from our archive. Hope Hall’s mindset for dealing with stress, Mike Rugnetta on getting over the anxiety of sharing your work, Eve Ewing on challenging your own ideas of failure, Christopher Shinn on pushing through anxiety-induced procrastination, notes on staying [mentally] healthy from Thor Harris, plus thoughts from working artists— including Jlin, Aubrey Plaza, Sheila Heti, Tabita Rezaire, Ottessa Moshfegh, Mykki Blanco, Addie Wagenknecht, Alison Goldfrapp, and many more—on rejection, working with fear, and channeling anxiety into creative work.

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PublisherJoshua Citarella2018
What begins as a casual engagement with funny memes can rapidly metastasize. The most common path for this particular group seems to arrive at something called Cyber-nihilism, a blend of Landian techno-pessimism, Primitivist anxiety and Transhumanist detachment. Enough time spent in this space culminates in a type of ideological Stockholm syndrome. Many of these ideas already exist on a continuum tilted towards nihilism; joining a doom cult is not too far a leap.

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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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PublisherBuchs'n'Books2011
This book, to a certain extent, aims to open up a field of discussion about whether or not art in the twenty-first century can be relevant for society outside the art world, and if so, how and where. We are now only at the beginning of this endeavor, but the direction, in my opinion, is already set: it is clear that criticality, resistance to economic instrumentalization, and a productive maintenance of autonomy as well as versatility will play a crucial role as parameters for artistic practices. Yet not only artists and cultural producers who act according to these criteria are ...

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PublisherJan Kaps2018
Science fiction auteur, paperback revolutionary, agile co-occupant of literary and art worlds, admirably independent mind Mark von Schlegell is an ideal curator-guide for the bizzarro world of nineteenth century American literature. The rift in history made in the writing of Poe, Emerson, Douglass, Dickinson, Melville, Hawthorne, Henry James et al, Schlegell identifies as a fictional machine through which literary worlds become possible words, then makes a Carrollian flip into the mirror, a splash into the glass, as Cocteau showed us in Orphée. Burroughs called it the “pre-recordings”—the deep code out of which reality is projected. Schlegell calls it the Realometer…

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Emanuel Almborg, Jeff Kinkle
PublisherSakerna2004
SAKERNA was initially a collaborative magazine and film project that was realised between 2002 and 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden. The project resulted in two magazines – Saken #1 and Saken #2 – and two films – The Second City and Been Here Too Long. Two of the initiators of the project, artist Emanuel Almborg and theorist Jeff Kinkle, have since then continued to work together in different genres and mediums. Their work has resulted in exhibitions, lectures and books, and they are currently collaborating on the publishing venture Andperseand with the design studio Konst & Teknik. Although the SAKERNA project officially ended ...

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In my second conversation with Jessica Helfand — recorded earlier this month when Jessica was in Baltimore — we talk about Winterhouse (the studio she co-founded with William Drenttel), publishing, the role of design (and design criticism) in Trump’s America, and what she’s learned in her first semester teaching design at the Yale School of Management.

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Michael Bierut needs no introduction. As a partner at Pentagram since 1990, he’s worked on projects ranging from logos and environmental signage systems, books and packaging for clients including Verizon, The New York Times, MIT Media Lab, and Hillary Clinton. But Michael is also a prolific writer, having co-founded Design Observer in 2003 and co-editing the Looking Closer series, and in this episode, I talk with Michael about that writing. We talk about the origins of Design Observer, how he started writing, and how the public’s growing awareness of graphic design has changed the discourse.

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For the 100th episode of Scratching the Surface, Jarrett Fuller is joined by one of his oldest and closest friends Rory King to talk about their parallel journeys in design and evolving design practices. Rory is currently a graduate student in Cranbrook’s 2D Design Department and has worked as a designer at Pratt Institute and 2×4. Together, Rory and Jarrett collaborated on Sway, an experimental zine and short-lived podcast that heavily influenced the work they both doing now. They also reflect on their undergraduate education, talk about Rory’s current research work, and the role of writing and teaching in their ...

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Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey is a designer, writer, editor, and publisher. He co-founded Dot Dot Dot with Peter Bil’ak in 2000 and began working with David Reinfurt, under the name Dexter Sinister, in 2006. Along with Reinfurt and Angie Keefer, he’s the co-founder and publisher of The Serving Library. Late last year, he was appointed Head of Design at the ICA in London. In this conversation, Stuart and I talk about his early design career and working with Richard Hollis, the relationships he sees between design and writing, and how his career is influencing his approach to his new job.

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PublisherShifter2009
Shifter is a topical magazine that was founded in 2004 by Sreshta Premnath. Premnath continues to edit the magazine in collaboration with guest editors. Finding that the internet was the only inter-continental “commons” which is not policed by immigration policy, Shifter began as an online magazine. It was conceived of as a topical magazine so that dialogue remained centered around ideas that were not in themselves culturally specific, and could be approached from different directions. It attempts to create a platform where individuals engaged in various fields including visual art, experimental writing, cultural theory, philosophy and the sciences can view their ...

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