From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS Retail: $20.00 Sale Price: $10.00 From Media to Metaphor: Art About Aids chronicles the visual conversation in which artists reflected on the AIDS epidemic in 1993 during the height of the deepening and ongoing catastrophe. Bound by a green and copper prismatic cover, the exhibition catalogue includes a dialogue between Robert Atkins and Thomas W. Sokolowski on arts role in invoking the American psyche of the time, a pop-out timeline of the AIDS crisis, as well as full-page renditions and descriptions of works by dozens of artists from the groundbreaking exhibition.
Inside The Studio Regular Price: $29.95 Sale Price: $5.00 In 1981, Independent Curators International began New York Studio Events program, an annual series of visits to the studios of prominent artists. Inside the Studio presents excerpts from the talks delivered by nearly seventy of these artists to their guests over the last two decades. Transcribed, excerpted, and shared here for the first time, ICIs tapes of these talks constitute a remarkable record of the thinking and conversation of key artists of the 80s, 90s, and today. From one speaker to the next, the reader moves among radically different creative universes, listening in on a chorus of ideas about a hundred different subjects in the field of art. The artists variously provide personal insights, philosophical reflections, stories, and discussions of the origin and evolution of their practice.
Martha Wilson Sourcebook Retail: $25.00 Sale Price: $15.00 Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces is a collection of primary research materials consisting of rare archival documents and excerpts of landmark publications that influenced Wilson and her approach to activism and art.
Peoples Biennial 2010: A Guide to Americas Most Amazing Artists Retail: $35.00 Sale Price: $5.00 Peoples Biennial is a project that examines the works of artists who operate outside the sanctioned mainstream art world. Conceived by the artist Harrell Fletcher and the exhibition-maker Jens Hoffmann, the collection includes 36 artists working in cities that are not considered the primary art capitals: Haverford, PA; Portland, OR; Rapid City, SD; Scottsdale, AZ; and Winston-Salem, NC. The hard-cover guidebook of the little-known and overlooked practices, Peoples Biennial represents a real snapshot of creative practice in America today, including work ranging from documentary photographs of military life to video works focusing on the biological activity in urban ecosystems.
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence Retail: $24.95 Sale Price: $5.00 Published to accompany the traveling exhibition Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, this book features works by twelve contemporary artists from various parts of the world who reflect upon the fleeting nature of earthly existence on disappearance and loss, ghosts and shadows. In these works, mysterious images flicker across fog and smoke, or silhouettes dance on the walls. Ranging from the festive to the ironic, they show a fascination with perceptual ambiguities and the macabre, often with visual trickery inspired by the 18th- and 19th-century stage spectacle known as the phantasmagoria. Artists include Christian Boltanski, Jim Campbell, Michel Delacroix, Laurent Grasso, Jeppe Hein, William Kentridge, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Teresa Margolles, Oscar Muñoz, Julie Nord,Rosângela Rennó, Regina Silveira.
Shoot the Family Retail: $19.95 Sale Price: $5.00 In recent years, contemporary artists have often aimed their cameras at their own families, framing a subject that is undeniably charged. In compelling and diverse images by 16 artists selected by curator Ralph Rugoff, we are invited to contemplate the strong emotional and psychological ties that connect these artists to their relatives and partners, as well as the powerful social and economic forces that shape the family. With a text by Rugoff and a short story by author Lynne Tillman, Shoot the Family is a fully illustrated catalogue published to accompany a traveling exhibition organized by ICI. Artists include Yasser Aggour, Darren Almond, Janine Antoni, Richard Billingham, Miguel Calderón, Mitch Epstein, Hai Bo, Lyle Ashton Harris, Ari Marcopoulos, Malerie Marder, Jonathan Monk, Anneè Olofsson, Adrian Paci, Chris Verene, Gillian Wearing, and Zhang Huan.
Video Transformations Retail: $15.00 Sale Price: $5.00 Video Transformations catalogues new video art developed in the 1980s by young artists who aimed to develop a new meld of the performing and visual arts through video, not to be an imitation of stage, film, or studio work but to serve as unique presentations that utilized technical effects to affect new emotion. The publication, with its iconic black and silver cover, includes short synopses and still shots of each short film in the 4-part video program curated by Lois Bianchi, transforming practices from dance, poetry, visual arts, drama, and music, and features an array of video subjects from Rene and Georgette Magritte with their dog to a memory-based investigation in to madness.
What Sound Does a Color Make? Retail: $17.95 Sale Price: $5.00 What Sounds Does a Color Make? explores time-based work by artists who manipulate sound with image, and image with sound, in videos and immersive sensory environments. This exhibition provokes a renewed awareness of human cognition and perception through a selection of compelling works by an international group of artists, while connecting recent development in digital audio-visual art to its pre-digital 1970s roots. The catalogue features an essay by Kathleen Forde, a curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, and interviews with Steina Vasulka, a leading pioneer in video art, and Naut Humon, the founding member of the avant-garde music ensemble Rhythm & Noise.