Monday, January 26, 2015
San Francisco, USA: The Thing Quarterly, 2010
412 pp., 6.5 x 9", ota binding
Edition size unknown
The twenty-fifth issue of The Thing Quarterly (who have previously published works by Martin Creed, John Baldessari, Miranda July, Tauba Auerbach, Ryan Gander, James Franco, Tucker Nicols and others) was announced today.
Brian Roettinger is an LA-based artist and graphic designer who gained notoriety for his music packaging and album covers, most notably with bands: No Age, Liars, and Beach House. Issue #25
serves as a kind of catalogue raisonné, documenting the majority of Roettinger's design work produced to date. However, rather than a traditional monograph, the works here are reproduced as photocopies, presented without regard to chronology and in various states of completion. Sometimes a work is illustrated by an early sketch or rough draft, or a printers proof.
It is available from the publishers, here, for $60.00 US.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Nick Kline & Kegan McFadden
Winnipeg, Canada: Ampersand Editions, 2014
64 pp., 11 x 8.35", softcover
Edition of 250
This Risograph book combines Nick Kline's photo-series Boy's Shirts with a text by Winnipeg writer/curator/artist Kegan McFadden. Part autobiography, part fiction, the text employs the technique of the singular pronoun, (the titular “he”) as a purposeful beclouding.
The book is available, here, for $20.00.
Today at 4:30 pm at Or Gallery, McFadden will read from the book, alongside artists Nick Lakowski,
Marina Roy and author Anakana Schofield. For more information, visit the Or Gallery website, here.
Friday, January 23, 2015
L'esperluette et le Couillard (Legende)
Ivry-sur-Seine, France: Atelier d'arts L. P., 1991
., 14.5 x 10.5 cm., envelope, loose leaves
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies [+ 5 AP]
Available for 120 Euro, here.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2014
340 pp., 7 x 9", softcover
Edition size unknown
"Maeve Connolly [...] keenly analyzes the medium’s particular public dimension to place TV alongside that flagship institution of the decaying public sphere: the museum. Her argument is supported by shifts both in readings of TV and in artistic practice. [...] TV Museum looks closely at the construction of museums as a realm of high art and TV as a realm of low art to show how these statuses were in fact constantly in the processes of being negotiated and legitimated, while suggesting that these concepts are both now fully under threat with our changing notions of the public sphere. This is the central (and substantial) contribution of the study to the field."
– Melissa Gronlund, Artforum
As the fifth guest in their fORUM series, Mercer Union presents Maeve Connolly tonight, with a presentation called Beyond Broadcast: Artists and the Future of Public Service TV.
The free event takes place at the gallery (1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto) at 7 pm.
Labels: Mercer Union