Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kiki Smith | Yolk

Kiki Smith
New York City, USA: A/D Editions, 1999
1.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm.
Edition of 150

Fabricated by glassblower Johnathan Christie, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bruno Munari | Libro illeggibile

Bruno Munari
Libro illeggibile
Mantua, Italy: Corraini Ediozoni, 1984
32 pp., 10.0 x 10.0 cm.
Edition of 1000 copies, 100 of which were signed and numbered

Now in it's seventh edition, this 1984 title is from a series of “libri illeggibili” (unreadable books) which date back to 1949. The text-free series emphasizes playful formalism: the colour of the pages, the cuts and their successions. There are no title pages or colophon.

Available from the publisher, here, for only 5.00 €.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Alessia Dowhaniuk and Erika Verhagen | Synchronized Swimming

Alessia Dowhaniuk and Erika Verhagen
Synchronized Swimming
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2017
42 pp., 15 x 23 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

Written between August and December 2016, and launched at Narwal Projects in March of 2017, Synchronized Swimming is about "the body, idle moments, love and labour."

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Imprint93 at Printed Matter

Imprint93, an archive exhibition of Mattew Higgs' stellar mail art publishing venture opens tomorrow evening at Printed Matter, from six to eight pm. 

Artist, writer and current Director of White Columns, Higgs published and disseminated over fifty works under the banner of Imprint93, between the years 1993 and 1998. Higgs invited artists to create works of art that could fit inside an envelope to be distributed, unsolicited, by mail to an informal group of friends, artists, and curators. Mostly printed on an office photocopier, Higgs self-financed the production and mailing costs. 

The artists involved were often at the beginnings of their careers, working on the periphery of the then emerging 'YBA' movement. Their subsequent success speaks to Higgs' keen eye and knowledge of the scene. The exhibition features the work of Fiona Banner, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Peter Doig, Ceal Floyer, Alan Kane, Hilary Lloyd, Paul Noble, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger and Stephen Willats, and many others. Highlights include Martin Creed’s Work no. 88 (1994) - a crumpled ball of A4 paper that the Tate Gallery returned flattened inside an envelope, 'rejected' as an unsolicited donation.

Originating at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2016, this presentation marks the first North American showing of the project in its entirety, including many rarely-seen works and related ephemera. 

Accompanying the exhibition are reissues of editions by Jeremy Deller, Peter Doig, and Martin Creed (signed and numbered, edition of 50 each), as as well as a second printing of Elizabeth Peyton's Untitled Imprint contribution, a zine featuring video stills of Kurt Cobain performing in 1993. 

Roula Partheniou | Cup and Ball

Roula Partheniou's Cup and Ball - which is up for view on the 69th floor of the BMO Tower in Toronto - debuted last night. 

The work is made from acrylic paint on wood or MDF (the cups, the bucket of balls, the tickets, most of the prizes) and cast resin (the lollipops and super balls). 

For more information, or to book a viewing, visit http://cupandball.ca.