In The Canyon, Revise The Canon {english edition} Utopian Knowledge, Radical Pedagogy and Artist-run Community Art Space in Southern California

Posted in Artist Book, books, editions on July 6th, 2015
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Before the onset of the social and cultural backlash that was brought on by the Reagan administration in the early eighties, Southern California was ripe territory for the genesis and development of emancipation movements for and by African Americans, Chicanos, pacifists, Marxists, feminists and homosexuals. Starting in the late sixties, these revolutionary waves particularly influenced practices such as performance art, video, installation and collaboration, which led to the construction of alternatives like artist-run spaces, non-profit spaces and artist-run community art spaces. In Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, collaborative public action was constructed around utopian knowledge which was then redirected towards universities and art schools that favored the emergence of radical pedagogies. These other manners of experimental thinking, doing and teaching permitted artists to deconstruct certain canons that were inherited from European tradition and art history, and provoked a reexamination of “the American way of life”. In the Canyon, Revise the Canon.

With contributions by:

Mark Allen, Juliette Bellocq, Vera Brunner-Sung, Nancy Buchanan, Carol Cheh, Matthew Coolidge, Jill Dawsey, François Esquivié, Rita Gonzales, Géraldine Gourbe, Robby Herbst, Walter Hopps, Robert Irwin, Chris Kraus, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Fred Lonidier, Pauline Oliveros, Elana Mann, Emily Mast, Senga Nengudi, Janet Sarbanes, Annette Weisser, Joshua Young, Andrea Zittel

Ed. Geraldine Gourbe
Copyeditors Geraldine Gourbe & Emily Mast
Proofreaders Vera Brunner-Sung
Design Bartolomé Sanson
Publishers Bartolomé Sanson & Stéphane Sauzedde

Co-published with ESAAA, Ecole Supérieure d’Art de l’Agglomération d’Annecy

€ 16.00

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Another Earth Catalog. Fabian Reimann

Posted in art, books, distribution, history, photography on December 24th, 2012
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Fabian Reimann uses the „Whole Earth Catalog“, first published in 1968 as a concise reference of tools for the improvement of the world and the self, as the starting point for the final issue of his own, visual-essay style Egozine „freeman’s journal“, now in its tenth year. His „Another Earth Catalog“, only interrupted once by a personal essay, consists of a continuous stream of images: reproductions of the Utopian visions of the late 1960s — including not only material published in the „Whole Earth Catalog“, but also of other visionary projects from the Cold War period and the dawn of Postmodernism. Fabian Reimann loosely maintains the five categories of the „Catalog“ (Understanding Whole Systems, Shelter and Land Use, Industry and Craft, Communications, Community, Nomadics and Learning) and connects the visions of the late 1960s with current images that show developments which can be traced back to the fantasies of these earlier times.

Author: Fabian Reimann
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: English
Pages: 192
Size: 15 x 10.5 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €12.00
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