Under the Clouds. João Ribas. Serralves

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Under the Clouds: from Paranoia to the Digital Sublime

Since the second half of the twentieth century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and now the ‹cloud› of information networks. How did the symbol of post-war paranoia become the utopian metaphor for today’s interconnected world? Under the Clouds confronts the interrelated effects and affects of these two clouds on life and work, leisure and love, and on images, bodies and minds, through contributions from an intergenerational group of artists.

Texts by
Enrico Baj & Sergio Dangelo, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sean Landers, Metahaven, Seth Price, João Ribas, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Stan VanDerBeek

€34

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12 Contemporaries: Present States Reader / 12 Contemporaneos: Estados Presentes Antologia. Catarina Rosendo (Ed.). Serralves.

Posted in books, distribution, writing on June 12th, 2014
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12 Contemporaries: Present States Reader / 12 Contemporaneos: Estados Presentes Antologia. Catarina Rosendo (Ed.). Serralves.

Rethinking the conventional catalogue format, Serralves published a contemporary reader featuring texts by writers, theorists and thinkers, proposed by the exhibiting artists. Edited by Catarina Rosendo, the reader aims to reflect the broader cultural and intellectual context in which the work of the artists featured in the exhibition is produced. Texts by Hans Christian Andersen, Bhagavad Gitá, Camilo Castelo Branco, Blaise Cendrars, David Foster Wallace, Baltasar Gracián, Jane Livingston, Susana Pereira Bastos, Jorge de Sena, Bin Singer, Frances Stark and David Sylvester.

Editor: Serralves Foundation
Date of publication: March 2014
Language: English / Portugese

Price: € 26.50

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The Artist’s House – From Workplace to Artwork. Kirsty Bell. Sternberg Press.

Posted in art, books on January 4th, 2014
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The Artist’s House – From Workplace to Artwork. Kirsty Bell. Sternberg Press.

The artist’s house is a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice of its inhabitant, but also to apprehend broader developments in sculpture and contemporary art in relation to domestic architecture and interior space. Based on a series of interviews and site visits with living artists about the role of their home in relation to their work, Kirsty Bell looks at the house as receptacle, vehicle, model, theater, or dream space. In-depth analyses of these contemporary examples—including Jorge Pardo, Mirosław Bałka, Danh Vo, Gregor Schneider, Frances Stark, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Paweł Althamer, Mark Leckey, Monika Sosnowska, Gabriel Orozco, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Andrea Zittel—are contextualized by key artists of the twentieth century such as Kurt Schwitters, Alice Neel, Edward Krasiński, Carlo Mollino, and Louise Bourgeois. A two-way flow from the domestic arena to the exhibition space becomes apparent, in which the everyday has a significant role to play in the merging of such developments as installation art, relational aesthetics, expanded collage, and performance art.

Design by Joseph Logan

October 2013, English
17.5 x 23 cm, 328 pages, 183 color and 41 b/w ills., softcover

29 €

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