8 Metaphors (because the moving image is not a book)
8 Metaphors' presents... the moving image practice of 8 artists, and interrogates their decision to write, commission and edit a book that encapsulates their work. Their contributions - which include texts, interviews, scripts and scores - are a series of metaphors for the making of work, and making meaning. Contributors include: Mina Bancheva, Eric La Casa, Christoph Cox, Kate Davis, Lars Bang Larsen, Uriel Orlow, Dominic Paterson, Lee Patterson, Lis Rhodes, Deborah Stratman, Maija Timonen, Toshiya Tsunoda, Marina Vishmidt, Judith Williamson, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz
A Disagreeable Object
A Disagreeable Object (September 15-November 26, 2012), a group exhibition of contemporary artists exploring surrealist impulses, is accompanied by a full color publication with a foreward by SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti and an essay by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib.
Featured artists include: Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long, Sarah Lucas, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Matthew Ronay, Pamela Rosenkranz, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, Andro Wekua, Susanne M. Winterling and Anicka Yi.
Abe's Penny Micro-Magazine
Limited Edition Art Journal of new photography and literature featuring photography by Sanford Biggers and text by Anike Robinson.
Better Homes (April 22-July 22, 2013), a group exhibition of artists examining the construction of the interior, is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and a contribution by poet Ariana Reines.
Featured artists include: Jonathas de Andrade, Neïl Beloufa, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Gober, Tamar Guimarães, Anthea Hamilton, E’wao Kagoshima, Yuki Kimura, KwieKulik, Paulina Olowska, Kirsten Pieroth, Josephine Pryde, Carissa Rodriguez, Martha Rosler, and Güneş Terkol
In the late 1960s, Bill Bollinger (1939-1988) was considered one of the foremost sculptors of his time, alongside Robert Smithson, Eva Hesse and Richard Serra. In his short life, Bollinger built up a sculptural oeuvre that explored the gravity and intrinsic properties of various (usually industrial) materials. This volume offers an overview.
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Sommer Contemporary Art
MAP-Journeys in Contemporary Art: #24 Winter 2010
MAP Magazine Ltd.
MAP #24 includes profiles on Alasdair Gray by Neil Mulholland, BS Johnson by Isla Leaver-Yap, Stuart Gurden by John Calcutt, ClýRodzielski by Joanna Fiduccia, while Giles Bailey and Marie de Brugerolle discuss Guy de Cointet, Tom Burr talks to Steven Cairns, and Sean Ashton writes about Embedded Art. The MAP commission is by Shahryar Nashat, and the artist text is by Matt Keegan.
MAP-Journeys in Contemporary Art: #25 Summer 2011
MAP Magazine Ltd.
Featuring: Artist text by Lisa Oppenheim,Karla Black, an interview by Richard Whitby with artist Ed Atkins, Mary Rhinebold looks at politics and history of Croatian artist Mladen Stilinovic.
Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine
This catalog was produced in conjunction with exhibition Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine and is a scholarly catalog written by CAF Executive Director, Miki Garcia.
Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk - An Introspective
New York-based artist Sanford Biggers challenges and reinterprets symbols and legacies that inform contemporary America. This exhibition, a focused selection of thirteen pieces, is Biggers' first museum presentation in New York. It also marks the Brooklyn debut of Blossom (2007), a large-scale multimedia installation that incorporates references ranging from lynchings to Buddha's enlightenment under the bodhi tree. The book features illuminating essays by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and the noted critic Gregory Volk.
The Streets Were Dark With Something More Than Night or The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning
Artist Booklet produced for the exhibition, 'Short Stories, Part Three.'
Thirty-Three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places
Written by the artist, the book Thirty Three Stories About Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places (2011) comprises a series of vignettes that examine events occurring in highly specific sites. The book was presented in the space for Short Srories, Part One: Iman Issa and Ben Schumacher.
Time Again is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring texts by Richard Aldrich, Moyra Davey, Jacob King, William E. Jones, Isla Leaver-Yap, Fionn Meade and Steve Roden. With a special contribution by NOVEL.
Novel ~ Issue Three
Issue Three contributors include:
Charles Atlas, Mark Borthwick, Das Institut, Michael Dean, Lothar Hempel, Alex Hubbard, Chris Kraus, David Maljkovic, Nick Mauss, Amir Mogharabi, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Laure Prouvost, Nick Relph, Paul Sietsema, Simon Thompson, Mark Titchner, Oscar Tuazon, Erika Vogt
Novel draws together artists writing, texts and poetry that oscillate between modes of fiction and criticism. A cacophony of voices, that is the primary condition of writing, seek to break the habitual methods of representation and productions of subjectivity. Disconnected from any unitary theme these texts coalesce around writing as a core material of a number of artists exploring language and fiction. This fiction acts as a speculative force, no longer defined by what is said, even less by what makes it a signifying thing, but perhaps as a mode that exists parallel to the visual. Here, art writing is an apparatus for knowledge capture, informed by theory, film, politics and storytelling; writing as parallel practice, different, tangential; writing as political fiction; writing as another adventure on the -skin drive', renegotiating unfulfilled beginnings or incomplete projects - that might offer points of departure. Amidst the insinuated narratives and materialised visions there is a concern for writing and the impossibility of fiction which is at stake. Novel asks us to think of writing as something distinct from information, as at least one realm of cultural production that is exempt from the encompassing obligation to communicate.
Novel ~ Issue Two
Issue Two contributors include:
Karolin Meunier, Cyprien Gaillard, Mark Leckey, Barry MacGregor, Johnston and Stephen G. Rhodes, Emily Wardill, Paul Chan, Anna Barham, Melanie Gilligan, Nathan Hylden, Karl Holmqvist, Nicholas Byrne, Ryan Gander, Simon Denny, Michaela Eichwald, Oscar Tuazon, Henri Chopin, Ed Atkins, Christoph Buchel
Novel draws together artists writing, texts and poetry that oscillate between modes of fiction and criticism. A cacophony of voices, that is the primary condition of writing, seek to break the habitual methods of representation and productions of subjectivity. Disconnected from any unitary theme these texts coalesce around writing as a core material of a number of artists exploring language and fiction. This fiction acts as a speculative force, no longer defined by what is said, even less by what makes it a signifying thing, but perhaps as a mode that exists parallel to the visual. Here, art writing is an apparatus for knowledge capture, informed by theory, film, politics and storytelling; writing as parallel practice, different, tangential; writing as political fiction; writing as another adventure on the 'skin drive', renegotiating unfulfilled beginnings or incomplete projects - that might offer points of departure. Amidst the insinuated narratives and materialised visions there is a concern for writing and the impossibility of fiction which is at stake. Novel asks us to think of writing as something distinct from information, as at least one realm of cultural production that is exempt from the encompassing obligation to communicate.
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working
SculptureCenter / Prestel (2011)
This beautifully produced catalog surveys the past thirty years of Ursula von Rydingsvard's immense abstract sculptures, often shaped from cedar beams. Published by SculptureCenter and Prestel to accompany the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009.
A survey of new sculpture in New York, Knight's Move is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring profiles of the nineteen participating artists, a curator's essay, and design by Chad Kloepfer.
Uri Aran, David Brooks, Carter, Nikolas Gambaroff, Tamar Halpern, Alex Hubbard, Esther Kläs, Daniel Lefcourt, Joanna Malinowska, Ohad Meromi, Virginia Poundstone, Cassie Raihl, Erin Shirreff, Alexandre Singh, Matt Sheridan Smith, Mika Tajima, Tom Thayer, Sara VanDerBeek, Allyson Vieira. Curated by Fionn Meade.
Lara Schnitger: It Ain't Gonna Lick Itself
Anton Kern Gallery (2005)
This publication accompanies the Lara Schnitger exhibition held at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, Sep 8-Oct 9, 2005. In conjunction with the installation Blacks on Blondes held at Triple Candie, New York, Sep 11-Oct 9, 2005. Foreward by Lisa Mark.
For the past 10 years, John Lovett and Alessandro Codagnone have been working collaboratively as Lovett/Codagnone. Their performance work and video installations explore power relations, both as manifested in explicit cultural signifiers like S/M and in clandestine or unconscious practices. Previous photography-based collaborations displaced gay subcultural signifiers into suburban environments or urban public spaces. In more recent works, the audience is confronted with an appropriation of theatrical fallout, scripted communication that makes up patterns of interaction and dysfunction within family structures. The complexity of human dynamics is explored and re-delivered, often through the distilling of a pose that demands intensity and endurance. Lovett/Codagnoneís strenuous performances convey uncomfortable and complex relationships in which the only constant is ever-shifting power roles.
SculptureCenter Tote Bag
Our signature cotton tote bag now available in purple and turquoise. Please specify color choice in Customer Notes when placing order.
Dance Beats for Baby
A Voyage of Growth and Discovery
Mike Kelley Presents
Dance Beats for Baby
with BABY IKKI
Audio CD with 14 tracks
Blanton Museum of Art (2007)
Mike's World takes a tightly focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona, "Mike," as it has developed over the course of many years and through innumerable presentation formats. The character Mike functions metaphorically as a kind of ever-hopeful Candide, adrift in a world of rapid technological advances that he seems incapable of fully comprehending, and stymied by the depersonalization and isolation that have accompanied late twentieth-century life. Ironic in its sharp personification of failure, but also hilarious and poignant, Smith's work mirrors our most human concerns about competency and comfort. Underscoring the hybrid nature of Smith's art, the works reproduced in this colorful paperback book also highlight his last decade of video and installation collaborations with artist-director Joshua White. With contributions by Michael Smith, Jay Sanders, Mike Kelley, Ingrid Schaffner and Regine Basha.
Grand Openings and Taka Ishii Gallery
A limited edition publication documenting the history of Grand Openings.
Founded in 2005 by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Jay Sanders, Emily Sundblad, and Stefan Tcherepnin, Grand Openings is a cooperation of artists working in different disciplines uniting performance, acting, singing, painting and critique. They create a mise-en-scène of overlapping actions, loosely defined choreography and chaotic structures with multiple identities and often dissonant iterations.
Edition of 50
Ugo Rondinone: Zero Built a Nest in My Navel
JRP | Ringier (2006)
"This monograph, released on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in a major British cultural institution, re-creates this work in all its richness, documenting certain pieces and most of his solo exhibitions over the last 20 years." Edited by Andrea Tarsia. Essays by Iwona Blazwick, Alison Gingeras, David Thorp and Gilda Williams.
Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects
The MIT Press (2005)
"In Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects, Robert Hobbs examines the development of Aycock's work over twenty years and her negotiation-along with other artists who came of age in the early 1970s-of the transition from modernism to postmodernism."
Tom Burr: Extrospective, Works 1994-2006
JRP | Ringier (2006)
Edited by Florence Derieux. Texts by Stuart Comer, George Baker, Cerith Wyn Evans.
"Tom Burr (born in 1963, in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American artist whose work--photographs, drawings, sculptures and installations--revisits the formal vocabulary of the avant-gardes of the 1960s, in particular Minimalism and post-Minimalism, and mixes together pop iconography, homosexual culture, underground aesthetics, musical, cinematographic and literary influences and contemporary architecture and design."
On Chapels, Caves and Erotic Misery
Kerber Verlag (2007)
"Christian Tomaszewski creates imaginary rooms in which mysterious events might happen. These rooms speak of unfulfilled dreams, wishes and longings. The project On Chapels Caves and Erotic Misery began in 2004 in the Luxe Gallery in Łódź and the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and there are to be new versions for the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg and finally for SculptureCenter in New York City 2007."
SculptureCenter / Blankbox Projects (2007)
Print-Out #1 was produced by SculptureCenter under the curatorial direction of resident curator Sarina Basta. Print-Out simultaneously acts as a publication and a limited edition, where the reader acts as the editor and a participant in its production. There are four components, an expansive grouping of texts from exciting contemporary artists and writers, image based works, music and readings in CD format, and Quicktime video. Readers are encouraged to print out the texts and images of their choosing.
Print Out is organized by Sarina Basta and Paul-Aymar Mourge d'Algue
Vito Acconci, Cory Archangel, Katia Bassanini, Olaf Breuning, John Giorno, Gareth James, Marie-Eve Jetser, Carl June, Jutta Koether, Maria Mirabel, Olivier Mosset, Paul-Aymar Mourgue d'Algue, New Humans, Nils Norman, Frederic Post, Seth Price, Wilken Schade & Co., Shirina Shabazi, Reena Spaulings, Kelley Walker.
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, a survey exhibition of recent sculpture by New York-based artists, from May 15 -- July 31, 2005. Resulting from extensive research and over two hundred studio visits, this exhibition identified specific new directions in sculpture today. This current generation of artists is locating new currency in art historical styles and aesthetic conventions, from the Baroque to minimalism, from the Classical to Pop. Revisiting traditional forms, these artists use a broad range of materials with invention and provocation and share a practical idealism about art's ability to address belief, politics, identity and human nature. Forward by Mary Ceruti. Essay by Anthony Huberman.
Architectures Of Gender:
Contemporary Women's Art In Poland
National Museum in Warsaw (2003)
Architectures Of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art In Poland, the first group show of Polish art to be mounted in New York since 1976. Conceived and designed specifically for SculptureCenter by one of Europe's foremost curators of contemporary art, Aneta Szylak, it is also the first major introduction of contemporary Polish women artists to the New York public. Many of these artists have never exhibited in
the United States before.
Izabella Gustowska, Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Jozefowicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Natalia LL, Dorota Nieznalska, Hanna Nowicka-Grochal, Paulina Olowska, Anna Plotnicka, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Monika Sosnowska, Julita Wojcik, Karolina Wysocka
Paper Sculpture Book
SculptureCenter / Cabinet Independent Curators International (2003)
Published in conjunction with The Paper Sculpture Show, this book includes the all twenty-nine of the artists' projects on perforated pages with instructions for actual assembly. Introduction by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi, curators. Essay by Frances Richard.
Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, David Brody, Luca Buvoli, Francis Cape and Liza Phillips, Minerva Cuevas, Seong Chun, E.V. Day, Nicole Eisenman, Spencer Finch, Charles Goldman, Rachel Harrison, Stephen Hendee, Patrick Killoran, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Helen Mirra, Aric Obrosey, Ester Partegý Paul Ramirez Jonas, Akiko Sakaizumi, David Shrigley, Eve Sussman, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, Pablo Vargas-Lugo, Chris Ware, Olav Westphalen, and Allan Wexler.
Jimbo Blachly: 2002 SculptureCenter Prize
For About 86 Springs, Jimbo Blachly exhibited work that explored aspects of landscape and natural history, themes that are recurrent in his work. Based on the book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx New York City at the End of the Nineteenth Century by James Reuel Smith (published in 1938 by the New York Historical Society), About 86 Springs reflects on a dialogue between nature and time through sculpture.
Alan Finkel: SkyCube
The 2001 SculptureCenter Prize was awarded to artist Alan Finkel. Rather than mounting a gallery exhibition, SculptureCenter and Finkel hosted a reception and open houses at SkyCube, Finkel's live/work space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. SculptureCenter also published a catalog, titled SkyCube, documenting three decades of Finkel's work with a beautiful series of texts by Arlene Raven. SkyCube is simultaneously a work of art and architecture and showcases Finkel's practice which often involves gentle interventions or quiet arrangements. Finkel collaborated with architect Michael Schwarting on this project over three years.
Grey Flags, a catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer. Comprised of nineteen artists with significant individual differences, Grey Flags assembles a group of works that not only resist categorical branding, but also go on in different ways to challenge the very terms of the "arts-apparatus."
John Armleder, Lutz Bacher, Helen Chadwick, Tacita Dean, Claire Fontaine, Liam Gillick, Piero Golia, Michael Krebber, Jonathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Wilhelm Sasnal, Karin Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Kelley Walker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mario Ybarra Jr.