Thursday, July 2, 2015

Artist Book Making Workshop

Later this month Calgary's TRUCK gallery will play host to an Artist Book Making Workshop, by ONE NIGHT STAND & Also As Well Too. The event is free and open to the public, but interested parties are requested to RSVP to ensure a place, no later than 5pm on July 21st. Write to The workshop takes place July 24th, at 2pm.

For more information, visit the gallery website, here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Objects Food Rooms at Tanya Bonakdar

Gertrude Stein's 1914 book of poetry Tender Buttons is divided into three sections: "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms". Curator Andria Hickey uses the headings as the title for a group show featuring Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, Frank Benson, Rachel Harrison, Luis Jacob, Esther Kläs, Ursula Mayer, Roula Partheniou, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, Arlene Shechet, and Haim Steinbach.

The exhibition opens tonight from 6 to 8pm and continues until July 31st.

For more information, visit the gallery site, here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Printed Matter's new location

Printed Matter will reportedly close in August and continue to operate out of a pop-up shop down the street, until their new location, at 231 Eleventh Avenue is ready to open in the fall. Located at the corner of 26th Street, the new space will double the square footage of their current Chelsea location.

Gilbert & George | A Message From the Sculptors

Gilbert & George
A Message From the Sculptors
London, UK: Art For All, 1970
20.3 × 12.6 cm.
Edition of 300

An embossed card with letterpress text, and collaged elements of the artists' make up, tobacco and ash, hair, coat and shirt and breakfast. The booklet also includes five small black & white photographs of the artists' performances and two paragraphs of text:

"Gilbert and George, the sculptors, are walking along a new road. They left their little studio with all the tools and brushes, taking with them only some music, gentle smiles on their faces and the most serious intentions in the world."


"And in conclusion, Gilbert and George have a wide range of sculptures for you, singing sculpture, interview sculpture, dancing sculpture, meal sculpture, walking sculpture, nerve sculpture, cafe sculpture, and philosophy sculpture. So do contact us."

In 2010, a copy sold at a Christies auction for £2,500 ($3,848 US), more than twice the high estimate. The title is currently available from Sims Reed for £5,000 ($7,600 US), here.

The work is currently on display at the MoMA in NYC, as part of Gilbert & George: The Early Years, curated by David Platzker. The exhibition runs until September 27, 2015.

"Their whole way of life became a work of art. Every gesture, every piece of writing was intended to elucidate their "living sculpture. Their books/publications A Message From The Sculptors Gilbert & George, To Be With Art Is All We Ask and The Pencil on Paper Descriptive Works are nothing but descriptive appendices of their intentions."

- Germano Celant, Book as Artwork

Monday, June 29, 2015

Written Works: Modernist Thought and Human Experience

Written Works: Modernist Thought and Human Experience, organized by Ana Maria Sapountzis, closes at the MoMA library today. The small exhibition, contained in four vitrines, features books by artists which consist primarily of text, such as memoirs, diaries, letters, and essays. Artists featured include John Cage, Tracey Emin, Paul Gauguin, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol and others.

Art Metropole closed for Inventory

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Every Building In The Sunset Strip

My exhibition, Every Building In The Sunset Strip, which takes an artists' book as its content and form, closes today at 5pm at MKG127.