A collection of texts about music (from Britney Spears to Helmut Lachenmann, passing through Matthew Herbert and Mick Jagger, The Melvins and Joe Meek, Terre Thaemlitz and Sinnead O'Connor, Stan Douglas, Quentin Tarantino, etc.), gathered from the numerous publications of the famous art and music critic and including many previously unpublished texts. The book is part of the Documents series, co-published with Les Presses du réel and dedicated to critical writings. French text.
The term 'art handling' describes aspects of the (professional) art scene that often remain invisible: installation and de-installation, technical and conservation-related documentation, storage, transport, and legal issues. Discussions around materiality
La première exposition itinérante conçue et organisée collectivement par le groupe de fondations FACE, Investigations of a Dog (Les recherches d'un chien, 2009-2011), rassemble une cinquantaine d'œuvres issues des collections des cinq institutions partenaires ou de leurs fondateurs. Elle emprunte son titre à la nouvelle de Franz Kafka dont le héros canin mène une enquête sur sa condition animale ou plus exactement sur son sentiment d'appartenance communautaire. Sa quête permanente l'extrait de la communauté des chiens pour le placer au bord, à la lisière. Les artistes de l'exposition se trouvent dans une position analogue, au bord de la machine sociale et politique qu'ils analysent en créant autant d'univers singuliers contigus au reste du monde.
An American artist born in 1934 and based in Paris since 1964, Sheila Hicks has dedicated her life to the textiles and fibres she handles, sculpts, and glorifies in works both big and small. Her unique style gives shape to an international language, understandable by each of us, which is simultaneously tactile, emotional, and straightforward.Thanks to her profound mastery of technical craftsmanship and her rare aesthetic intuition, her artistic practice finds its equilibrium at the intersection of applied arts and contemporary art, proposing an idiosyncratic chromatic and formal vocabulary.This handbook accompanies her project for the 2016 Festival d'Automne in Paris. Entitled, Apprentissage...
Although often overlooked in contemporary art, Welsh-born realist painter Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010) became an important part of New York's feminist art scene in the 1960s and beyond. She was particularly well known for her explicit paintings of male nudes, which challenged the tradition of male artists painting female subjects as objects of desire. Despite a 1953 solo exhibition at Kensington Art Gallery, Sleigh received little public recognition until her move to New York in the 1960s. There she and her husband, the art critic and Guggenheim curator Lawrence Alloway, created a home that welcomed artists, writers and musicians, many of whom Sleigh painted. These works radiate a sense of emotional attachment between the artist and her sitters, presenting an array of significant cultural figures of the time, such as Eleanor Antin, Nancy Spero, Agnes Denes and Mary Beth Edelson. This book is Sleigh's first retrospective monograph.
A publisher's memoir.10 years16 hardworking people632 books published1,800 authors published3,500 submissions read4,000 tons transported15,000 PDFs generated20,000 printing hours300,000 working hours600,000 emails exchanged1,000,000 books soldPublished on the occasion of the company's 10 years and in honor ofthe art of publishing.Published in the HAPAX series.
Every year, Ringier publishes an annual report conceived by an artist. This year Laura Owens has deployed resources and methods drawn from art history and traditional printing craftsmanship.She took as inspiration the art magazine View, from the 1940s, when printing presses were still the pulse of every newspaper and publishing organization. She has created a very haptic cover in typographic print, as well as drawings to be reproduced using silkscreen.Allowing the inclusion of up to nine colors, this methodology implies a realization by printing experts who still master the old book and screenprinting methods. A technical challenge made visual delight.Limited edition of 300 copies. Published with Ringier AG, Zurich.
Berlin-based installation artist Katja Novitskova (born 1984) searches for areas where humans, machines and the environment intersect. In this artist's book, conceived with PWR Studio as the 2017 Ringier annual report, she opens her ongoing archive of digital images.
The sequel to the 2014 bestseller (Curating) From A to Z, this book extends the investigation of curatorial practice that the writer, exhibition maker and educator Jens Hoffmann (born 1974) began in the first volume. (Curating) From Z to A offers a summary of the development of curatorial practice over the last two decades as seen through the eyes of one of its leading practitioners. Organized in reverse alphabetical order, each letter of the alphabet evokes a particular word related to the world of exhibition making: from D (Durational) and S (Scenography) to R (Relational) and F (Feminism). Other entries include those dedicated to the Venice Bienniale, Tate, Kunsthalle, Lucy Lippard, Xenophobia, Black Box and Gentrification.