LIVEINYOURHEAD: CODEX

September 30th, 2011





LIVEINYOURHEAD : CODEX

THEY (BOOKS) ARE PERHAPS THE LEAST IMPOSITIONAL MEANS OF TRANSFERRING INFORMATION FROM ONE TO ANOTHER (SOURCE).
Lawrence Weiner, Statement on Artists’ Books in Art-Rite, New York, N° 14, Hiver 1976–1977, p. 14.

Codex est le titre d’une exposition manifeste, projet né d’une enquête collective qui, face à la volonté forcenée de numériser tous les livres, part du postulat que la bibliothèque est désormais « aplatie ». (…)

Le Codex semble aujourd’hui voler en éclats (…) Une révolution du livre, et du codex – sur laquelle nos cultures étaient basées – est en train de s’opérer. L’accrochage verra donc le livre s’émanciper de la bibliothèque, et les oeuvres s’affranchir du mur.
L’exposition est structurée autour d’une myriade d’oeuvres – une bibliothèque virtuelle – présentée sur un mur central, pivot et « clou » de l’exposition et d’une antichambre de dessins, empruntés à des gravures, des illustrations, des bandes dessinées. L’exposition reste donc à la surface même du livre dont il déforme les images ou morcelle le texte. Car si Codex peut évoquer une forme de bibliothèque babélienne (rappelons que Jorge Luis Borges décida de passer les dernières années de sa vie à Genève et qu’il est enterré au Cimetière des Rois), il n’est pas tant ici question du contenu des ouvrages, dont ils ont été délibérément vidés, que de leur devenir image. (…)

On y explore donc un univers « rhizomatique », fait de relations et de tensions entre différentes formes de représentations, questionnant le statut du livre exposé. (…)
Dossier de Presse

07-28 octobre, 2011
LiveInYourHead, Institut curatorial de la Head, Genève

Posted in Art, Books, Exhibitions

Never odd or Even – Volume II

September 29th, 2011

Never odd or Even – Volume II

An anthology of 30 dust jackets of non-existing books. A compilation of 30 titles in one single publication! Join us in this literary journey throughout different topics and subject matters ranging from: unpublished memories, tropical manifestations, intragenealogy, Why the letter E is everywhere?, the taste of truth, the aroma of existence, contemporary ruins, conversations between a cardinal and a roadrunner bird, and more!

Never odd or Even is a project by Mariana Castillo Deball with contributions by Mario Bellatin, Koen Brams, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Santiago da Silva, Tim Etchells, Carla Faesler, Dario Gamboni, Dora García, Moosje Goosen, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon, Irene Kopelman, Adriana Lara, Pablo León de la Barra, Jesse Lerner, Juana Lomeli, Valeria Luiselli, Raimundas Malašauskas, Antoni Muntadas, Sophie Nys, Manuel Raeder, Eran Schaerf and Eva Meyer, Sergio Taborda and Heriberto Yépez

Published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE on the occasion of the exhibition Never Odd or Even.

Never odd or even is a text-spaced exhibition that unfolds in mental and architectural chapters through perspectives created by textual artworks. The artworks presented derive from Concrete Poetry, Dadaist and Futurist Manifestos, as well as techniques of mind mapping. The exhibition is shaped as a book, formatted in spatial chapters that invite the visitors to become the co-authors. Imaginary space is rendered tangible through text and movement. Artworks appear as wall text, projection, spoken, enacted and filmed prose, activating the architectural space in ways that amplify the meaning of the words and the worlds inside.

October 1st – November 20th, 2011
Grimmuseum, Berlin

Posted in Art, Books, Graphic Design

Raphaël Zarka – Free Ride

September 28th, 2011







Free Ride
Skateboard, mécanique galiléenne et formes simples
Raphaël Zarka

Pour un artiste comme Raphaël Zarka, le skate est avant tout une affaire de formes. Formes du repos, formes du mouvement, elles parcourent sourdement l’histoire de l’art et des sciences, de Galilée à Robert Morris. L’architecture urbaine, mais aussi les modules des skateparks, leur font étrangement écho. Quant à la pratique du skateboard, comme le montre La Conjonction interdite (2003), elle revient toujours à opérer une espèce de «montage» parmi la diversité de matières et de formes offertes par la ville, en dynamisant ou en déstabilisant les structures conçues pour le repos et le confort, au point d’en inverser les fonctions et le sens. (english version)

Free Ride. Skateboard, mécanique galiléenne et formes simples fait suite à Une journée sans vague. Chronologie lacunaire du skateboard, 1779-2009 et La Conjonction interdite. Notes sur le skateboard.
Contrairement à la plus grande partie des terrains de jeux ou de sports, les différents espaces fabriqués pour le skateboard ne sont jamais abstraits. La majorité des skateparks actuels, avec leurs mélanges de courbes, de plans inclinés et de volumes parallélépipédiques, synthétisent l’espace d’origine du skateboard, l’océan, et son lieu de naissance, la ville moderne. Accompagné de nombreux documents photographiques, ce texte est une visite guidée des espaces du skateboard. L’auteur en dresse une sorte de typologie formelle tout en constituant son archéologie, des appareils de mécanique galiléenne à l’histoire de la sculpture minimaliste dont les skateurs seraient les héritiers.

Présentation: 8 octobre 2011, 18h
Section 7 books, Paris

Posted in Art, Books

PEACE PRESS GRAPHICS 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change

September 28th, 2011





Peace Press Graphics 1967–1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change, is a survey of the press’ work and their connections to artist collectives of the time. Founded in 1967 by a unique group of L.A. activist-artists who created an “alternate everything” printing and publishing business, the Peace Press (1967-1987) emerged from the tangle of progressive political and alternative groups that flourished during the decades between 1960 and 1990. The poster archive, now housed at the CSPG in Los Angeles, exemplifies an important element of visual and cultural history: art that reflects the desire and intention to create social and political change, as well as artists who attempt to affect change through both their work and their actions.

Until December 11, 2011
University Art Museum, Long Beach

Again, A Time Machine – Part five

September 28th, 2011


Neoist Alliance boycott Stockhausen protest, 1993



Again, A Time Machine – Part five

From his earliest work Stewart Home has expressed an avantgardist desire to write himself into the archive of culture. Mixing myth and polemic, with plagarism and a savage ideological critique, the parodic manifestos of Generation Positive, progressed into the self- historicising magazine Smile, the Neoists, and finally The Art Strike — an aggressive appropriation of Gustav Metzger’s strike proposal. Home’s return to anti- art practice saw the publication of a rash of polymorphous perversities, including Red London, and Defiant Pose, exhibitions at City Racing, workfortheeyetodo, and with Imprint 93, as well as ongoing performance, prank and film work. His cultural output now forms a significant archive of counter-cultural activities, not only written into the archive of culture, but networked across it, in a practice which seamlessly moves between unearthing unknown radical histories such as Black Mask — Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, reworkings of Lettrist Cinema, and writing projects, such as Book Works’ recent Semina series.

Presented as part of Again, A Time Machine, alongside the ongoing A Poster Project by Jonathan Monk, this is the first US retrospective of Home’s work and features a selection of artwork, including Art Strike Bed, Vermeer II and Becoming (M)other, publications and ephemera and a live performance with Kenneth Goldsmith.
Press release

October 22 – November 19, 2011
White Columns, New York




Pamphlet announcing the Art Strike 1990-1993

Posted in Art, Exhibitions

Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture

September 28th, 2011


©Jordan Kantor. Eclipse



Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture spotlights evolving attitudes toward the appropriation, recuperation, and repurposing of extant photographic imagery. Artists, as both producers and consumers in today’s vast image economy, freely adopt and adapt materials from myriad sources. Images culled from the Internet, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, television, films, personal and public archives, studio walls, and from other works of art are all fair game. Image Transfer brings together artists who divert commonplace, even ubiquitous, visual materials into new territories of formal and idiomatic expression.
Press release

October 6 – December 10, 2011
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore

Posted in Art, Exhibitions

Hard Copy

September 27th, 2011


Hard Copy is an innovative research and publishing platform that aims to reflect on artist books and printmaking, central to emerging artistic and design practices. Initiated in 2010 by artist, curator and tutor Delphine Bedel, this three-year project is conceived for the Master of Fine Arts WORK.MASTER at the Geneva University of Art and Design.

Hard Copy explore the space of a book and formats of display, editorial concepts, extended printing techniques, graphic design and typographic researches. By publishing artist books and multiples and curating exhibitions, workshops and lectures series with keynote speakers (Seth Siegelaub, Daniel McClean, Dexter Sinister, etc), Hard Copy aims to contextualize and expand this research historically and theoretically.

Posted in Art, Books, Graphic Design

Postdocument

September 27th, 2011

Postdocument est une publication centrée sur la photographie d’œuvres d’art en situation d’exposition. Disponible sous forme de fichier pdf téléchargeable et imprimable gratuitement, elle présente une organisation d’images réalisées par des amateurs ou des professionnels accompagnées d’une légende développée.

Pour chaque nouvelle revue, la sélection et l’organisation des photographies d’exposition rassemblées est réalisée en regard de l’une des 16 entrées permanentes qui composent les légendes des images publiées dans Postdocument. Ainsi, pour le Postdocument #1, présenté au Cneai de Paris en novembre 2010, l’entrée choisie était « Titre de la pièce » ; et la revue rassemblait une sélection de photographies hétéroclites capturant toujours une même œuvre, « Untitled (stack) » de Donald Judd. À terme, Postdocument comportera donc 16 numéros.

Posted in Art, Periodicals

Paul Elliman “Crow Boy Left a Message”

September 27th, 2011

Design Lecture with speaker Paul Elliman “Crow Boy Left a Message”.

Paul Elliman is a London-based designer. His work explores the mutual impact of technology and language in ways that combine research and historical scholarship with a range of resources from typography to the human voice. Mr. Elliman’s work has been exhibited at London’s Tate Modern, New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kunsthalle Basel, and is included in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Anyang Public Art Project (Korea). He has contributed essays to many international journals and magazines as well as catalogs and monographs for other artists. Mr. Elliman is also a thesis supervisor for Werkplaats Typografie, a graphic design program in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1997 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.

October 3, 2011, 6.30pm
Pratt Manhattan, New York

Posted in Graphic Design

Mary Shelley Facsimile Library

September 23rd, 2011

Posted in Art, Books, Graphic Design

Kaleidoscope #12 – The State of the Art Book

September 22nd, 2011



Kaleidoscope #12 the issue features a 30-pages survey on the topic of the artist books, including a conversation between JRP|Ringer director Lionel Bovier and Printed Matter’s AA Bronson, an essay by Kaleidoscope Editor-at-Large Chris Sharp on the role of the book in contemporary artistic practices, a conversation between London-based graphic design studio Åbäke and Birmingham Eastside Project’s director Gavin Wade, an interview with Tate Modern director Chris Dercon on his book archive, and a special project by Berlin-based artist Nina Beier.




upcoming D-Crit’s Lectures, New York

September 20th, 2011

October 11: Thumb, “Some loose connections”

Based on their working experience, influences and interests, the partners of Thumb will set out a range of possible correlations between practices in architecture and graphic design.

Thumb is a Brooklyn and Baltimore-based graphic design office that was established as a partnership in 2007. Thumb works on public, private, and self-initiated projects, usually in the areas of architecture, art, design, and culture. Office founders Jessica Young and Luke Bulman both received Master of Architecture degrees from Rice University, in Houston, Texas, in 2002 and 1998 respectively. Thumb is fond of fluorescent inks, microscopic art, live and immediate processes, color, Ebay, shape, very glossy paper, discs, surprises, diagrams, rainbow paper, awkward transitions…


October 25: Russell Flinchum, “The Other Half of Henry Dreyfuss”

Dreyfuss, the most important figure in the innovation of anthropometrics in the industrial design process, was a complex figure who was supported by a talented staff that included his wife, Doris Marks, and Alvin Tilley, who drew the celebrated charts of “Joe and Josephine,” the “typical” Americans who were the subject of The Measure of Man (1960). In this presentation, which draws upon his own extensive archive of Dreyfuss material, Dr. Flinchum will introduce Dreyfuss’s firm and illuminate the complexities of its working processes.

Russell Flinchum has been the Archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation in New York since 1999 and faculty at SVA MFA Design Criticism since 2008. He is the author of American Design (MoMA/5 Continents, 2009) as well as Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit, which garnered several awards including an AIA International Architecture Book Award and the Decorative Arts Society’s Charles F. Montgomery Award. In 1997 he was the guest curator of “Henry Dreyfuss, Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929–1972” at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Flinchum, who received a PhD from The Graduate Center at City University of New York in 1998, is a frequent lecturer at conferences and design schools. He recently profiled GM designer Harley Earl in the first issue of Modern magazine.



November 1: Tod Lippy, “The Conception and Development of ESOPUS”

Each issue of ESOPUS, a magazine which The New York Times has called ”a thing of lavish, eccentric beauty,” focuses on three artists’ projects—one from an established artist and two from emerging artists, developed specially for the magazine. Tod Lippy, who founded the publication in 2003 will discuss some of the publication’s trials and triumphs and reflect on his multifaceted role as editor, publisher, and performance space manager.

Tod Lippy is the editor of ESOPUS magazine and president of the Esopus Foundation Ltd., which also runs the alternative exhibition and performance venue Esopus Space. Formerly he was the editor and co-founder of Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art, the publisher and co-editor of publicsfear magazine, and a senior editor at Print magazine. He is the author of the book Projections 11: New York Film-Makers on Film-Making (Faber & Faber, 2000), and his 1999 short film, Cookies, was featured in over 20 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.



November 3: åbäke, “Seriously Forks XI”

After a mildly traumatic experience during a lecture in France, the design firm åbäke decided to consider the medium of the conference as a subject in itself.

åbäke is a graphic design practice based in the UK. Its partners, Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki, met while studying at the Royal College of Art in London and founded their practice in 2000.The group works with and for a wide range of collaborators and clients including The Cardigans, Maison Martin Margiela, Peter Jensen, Bookworks, and the British Council. They co-edit and design the magazine Sexymachinery and co-direct Kitsuné, a clothing and record label. Their work often involves the orchestration of events and activities which encourage social interaction such as dancing, eating, cooking, and teaching. In their Trattoria event they prepared a multi-course meal for 40 people who sat on Martino Gamper’s chairs. Other projects include setting up a “plant exchange” at London’s Columbia Road Flower Market and a Kitsuné all-day disco as part of an exhibition at Somerset House in London.

ARCHIZINES exhibition

September 20th, 2011



ARCHIZINES exhibition

Archizines showcases 60 architectural fanzines from 20 countries around the world and includes video interviews with their creators. Launched by Elias Redstone as an online research project in January 2011, with art direction by Folch Studio, Archizines celebrates and promotes a recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing. From the photocopied newsletter to beautifully bound magazines, each fanzine is a creative platform for the subject and the author. Together they provide a rich and unique window into how people relate to the spaces we inhabit.
Across the world, publications are cultivating architectural commentary, criticism and research. Bucking the current trend for digital media, architects, artists and academics are producing printed matter that adds a dynamic, and often radical, voice to architectural discourse.
Each magazine will be on show, while their authors will be represented in video interviews talking about their work. Highlights include ‘Preston is my Paris’, ‘Spam in Chile’ and ‘Scapegoat in Canada’. An accompanying catalogue, published by Bedford Press, explores the relationship between architecture and publishing with contributions from Pedro Gadanho, Rob Wilson, Mimi Zeiger and other editors.

November 5 – December 14, 2011
Architectural Association, London

NY ART BOOK FAIR 2011

September 20th, 2011

Manifestes, Déclarations, Écrits programmatiques

September 18th, 2011

Manifestes, Déclarations, Écrits programmatiques

Présentation de manifestes originaux et de documents issus de la collection des Archives de la critique d’art, récemment installées à Rennes. Avec, entre autres, des manifestes, textes ou lettres de Pierre Restany, Lucio Fontana, Michel Journiac, Wolf Vostell, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Filliou, Andre Cadere, Claes Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, etc…

Le projet de la présente exposition est double. D’une part, il porte l’attention sur une forme imprimée d’art qu’est le manifeste artistique, forme qui marque la réalité de l’art depuis la fin du XiXe siècle, d’autre part il se propose d’honorer les archives de la critique d’art et d’en souligner la portée comme mémoire de l’art.

22 septembre – 21 octobre 2011
Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Université Rennes 2, Rennes

Posted in Art, Exhibitions

Library of Independent Exchange

September 18th, 2011

The Library of Independent Exchange ( L.I.E ) is a Temporary Reference Library presenting interesting and significant works of contemporary independent arts publishers and artists spanning 14 countries. In the absence of anything of it’s kind within the Southwest of England, L.I.E will provide a rare opportunity within the city of Plymouth to encounter and explore such works.

The aims of the Library of Independent Exchange are to Develop discussions and exchange through a series of events including workshops, talks, and seminars. The library will provide a informal, open space which will enable visitors to explore the processes of publishing, collaboration, dissemination and highlight the wealth of resources available.

Until October 21, 2011
Cargo Millbay, Plymouth

A CIRCULAR 1 – LANÇAMENTO

September 18th, 2011

GRAPHIC #19 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK IS: BEST BOOK COMPETITIONS ISSUE

September 16th, 2011

GRAPHIC #19 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK IS: BEST BOOK COMPETITIONS ISSUE

What does a beautiful book mean in this contemporary era? This issue of GRAPHIC features the best book competitions mostly in Europe. Through the interviews with the members of committee/jury and the designers’ comments on the winning books, this issue is looking for the meaning of beautiful book.

Discussion: Cultural Piracy

September 15th, 2011

Discussion: Cultural Piracy

Where does the creative act lie in the process of copying? Cultural piracy is pervading publishing worldwide, but what makes these new forms original and what issues are raised?

Participants include artist Andrea Francke, initiator of The Piracy Project; Eva Weinmayr, Co-director of AND Publishing; Kenneth Goldsmith, founder, UbuWeb; and Nick Thurston, Editor of information as material.

September 24, 2011, 2.30pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Posted in Art

Self-publishing, pornography and photography

September 15th, 2011





Foam Pop-in is hosting an evening of discussion between Bruno Ceschel, creator of Self Publish, Be Happy and Paul Kooiker (artist and teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy). They will be discussing the relationship between pornography, photography and self-publishing. Moderating will be writer and art critic Ilse van Rijn.
We will also celebrate the launch of the publication Teenage Magazines (a collaboration between Gerrit Rietveld Academie & Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam) as well as the book Self Publish, Be Naughty.

September 15, 2011, 7pm
Foam Pop-In, Amsterdam

Posted in Art, Books, Photography

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