Criticism/Theory Paperback edition Paperback 200 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 23 out of stock

John A. Walker, Left Shift: Radical Art in 1970's Britain, I. B. Tauris, 2002

Within twentieth-century art history, the 1970's has been a neglected decade. Left Shift vividly recreates a time when visual artists, under the influence of left-wing politics, women's liberation and the gay movement, were seeking to re-establish a social purpose to their practice.

John A. Walker discusses the work of artists as diverse as Stuart Brisley, Derek Jarman, Mary Kelly, the Art & Language Group, Victor Burgin, Margaret Harrison, Jo Spence and Joseph Beuys. 

Artist's book, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Zine 29 pages 24 x 18 cm Texts in English         EUR 90 out of stock

Marie–Louise De Geer Bergenstråhle, Marie–Louise de Geer Bergenstråhle, Galerie Bonnier, 1974

Small catalogue published by Galerie Bonnier in Geneva. Contains paintings, drawings, photographies and texts from the swedish artist Marie–Louise de Geer Bergenstråhle. Very nice little book. Rare.

Periodical First Edition Softcover Texts in English   As new       EUR 32 out of stock

Stephen Willats, Control Magazine #18, CONTROL MAGAZINE, 2009

Despite the forwarding of new forms of socially based and engaged art practice by artists, a feature of culture in the last decades has been the ethos surrounding the possession of art objects. Art as property has not only persisted in our culture but has been celebrated and projected as adominate emulative icon.
What cannot be ignored at the time of producing Control Magazine, Issue Eighteen, is the sudden collapse of the financial markets that supported an inflated bubble. A bubble, which fostered the art object as financial investment.
Control Magazine Issue Eighteen presents texts by artists that offer a vision, a way forward which connects with people, to externalise their work into the real world today. 
In this new issue of Control Magazine a group of texts are presented by artists that are considered to have responded to recent cultural events and are offering strategies for the expression of social and community values in art practice.
Vito Acconci, Karolin Meunier, Stephen Willats, Erwin van Doorn, Dan Mitchell, Annette Krauss, Thomas Hirschhorn, Harmen de Hoop, Steve Rushton, Ricardo Basbaum, Phil Coy.

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Stephen Willats, Control Magazine #17, CONTROL MAGAZINE, 2007

The art practices that are represented in this issue … have in their various ways centered on the issues of meaning and function, and their counter consciousness to the object, property-based determinism of prevailing contemporary culture. An important aspect to the development of the work represented in Control Magazine has been the fostering of a network of relationships between artists and their modus operandi. Central to the feedback in these relationships is the practice of explanation, thus introducing a state of mutuality, an open social network, that is a catalyst for the progression of ideas – extract from the editorial.
FrenchMottershead, Jakob Jakobsen, Dan Kidner, Langlands & Bell, Emma Hedditch, Nils Norman, Miriam Steinhauser, Elly Clarke, Fritz Haeg, Stephen Willats, Johnny Spencer, Chris Hammond

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Stephen Willats, Control Magazine #16, CONTROL MAGAZINE, 2001

One of the central roles of Control Magazine has been to act as a vehicle for the explanation of art practice between artists that are in the process of seeking a meaningful engagement in contemporary society. Hence explanation is seen as central to the development of individual art practice and the creation of networks between artists that activate and facilitate the creation of new paradigms on which relevant intervention into the social fabric can be based.
Jakob Jakobsen, David Goldenberg, Jesus Cruzvillegas, Art Lab, Nils Norman, Elinor Jansz, Christabel Stewart & Emily Pethick, Hamish Fulton, Sarah Staton, David Beech, Heinrich Sachs, Stephen Willats, Wolfgang Spanier

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Stephen Willats, Control Magazine #15, CONTROL MAGAZINE, 1996

This issue of Control Magazine brings together artists from different geographical and ideological backgrounds. The thread that binds them together is that they all, in their individual ways, have entered into an engagement with the interactive channel. Equally, they are all involved with the idea of a future art and its society, although from a variety of different standpoints.
(Extract from the Editorial)
Poster Studio, Edwin David, Stephen Dillemuth, Alan Murray, Denise Hawrysio, Oliver Whitehead, Alan Kane & Jeremy Deller, Sarah Staton, Mathew Higgs, Oliver Cieslik & Barbara Schenk, Mat Vaassen, Les Levine, Liam Gillick, Stephen Willats, Katie Bowden & Helen Eger

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