Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 255 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

John Kelsey, Aleksandra Mir, Corporate Mentality, Sternberg Press, 2003

Calling for a reassessment of the function of art in late capitalist society, Corporate Mentality focuses on the complex and ambiguous ways artistic production inhabits corporate processes, abandoning the autonomy of the artwork in order to elaborate resistant approaches to a world increasingly determined by commercial strategies and market concerns.
Based on an archive (1995–2001) maintained by Aleksandra Mir, it presents a diverse spectrum of artists who take on business as site, as material, and as subject of their work. As Will Bradley writes in frieze, “The book focuses on … an essential area of interest as artists wake up to the reality of the Clinton-era fantasy of ethical corporatism. The plan came out of Mir and Kelsey's realization that the publicity industry wasn’t stealing artists’ ideas, but simply employing artists, like Mir herself, who needed a day job. ‘Radical’ aesthetics that had taken at least six months to travel (we're in New York here) from downtown to uptown were now transferred almost instantaneously, causing artists to reassess their methods.” 
 
Contributions by Absolute Vodka, Atelier van Lieshout, Bernadette Corporation, Will Bradley, Claude Closky, Anthony Davies/Simon Ford, Dejanov & Heger, Liam Gillick /Carey Young, Gareth James, Laura K. Jones, Lars Bang Larsen, Matthieu Laurette, Daniel Pflumm, Purple Institute, Bennett Simpson, Superflex, Piotr Uklanski, et al. 
 
Aleksandra Mir is an artist based in New York and Palermo, Sicily. John Kelsey is a founding member of Bernadette Corporation and co-Director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art. 
 

Periodical, Criticism/Theory Soft cover, perfect binding 228 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 19 ORDER

May #12, May Revue, 2014

"Our 12th issue is the third and last part of a series about the 1990s in France. It will be articulated around a selection of key documents representative of a moment and time of opening toward other forms of production abroad and new ways of thinking about exhibition making. A moment of experimentation, which may have been outshined by the all the discussions around the notion of “relational aesthetics” later used to define the artistic production of that period. This subjective panorama of experimentation will also bring into perspective the shows of Pierre Huygue, Philippe Parreno and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster held almost simultaneously in major institutions in France and will give keys for a new reading of these works in light of all the current debates on the end of aesthetics."

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Dan Rees, Catherine Griffiths, Home for Lost Ideas, Archive Books, 2009

Home for Lost Ideas is a publication allowing artists to revisit ideas they left behind. This publication provides a place for the bad, the unfinished, and the impossible ideas that were never realized, a place where these projects could exist alongside each other. It is a collection of abandoned projects, an exhibition that can only be visited through the printed description of the unrealized works.
 
With contributions from: Marina Abramovic, Franz Ackermann, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Allora & Calzadilla, Lauren Aston, Annabelle Balch, John Baldessari, Pascale Berthier, Pierre Bismuth, Juliette Blightman, Blood ‘n’ Feathers, John Bock, Sophie Calle, David Claerbout, Claude Closky, Martin Creed, Nathalie Djurberg, Jason Dodge, Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson, Drabble+Sachs, Elin Wikstrom, Elmgreen & Dragset, Chris Evans, Peter Fend, Peter Finnemore, Blue Firth, Rebecca Fortnum, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, Andrew Gaston, Kendell Geers, Liam Gillick, Chris Hammond, Nadia Hebson, Isabell Heimerdinger, Tamara Henderson, Sofia Hulten, Andrew Hunt, Dani Jakob, Christian Jankowski, Koo Jeong-A, Janice Kerbel, Jakob Kolding, Tamas Komoroczky, David Krippendorff, Heimo Lattner, Matthieu Laurette, Sharon Lockhart, Benoit Maire, Tom Marioni, Mark McGowan, Jonathan Meese, Michaela Meise, Matthias Mayer, Simon Dybbroe Moller, Jonathan Monk, Hayley Newman, Nils Norman, Paul O’Kane, Ahmet ogut, Simon Patterson, Diego Perrone, Susan Philipsz, Kirsten Pieroth, Steven Pippin, Olivia Plender, Damien Roach, Kirstine Roepstorff, Julian Rosefeldt, Daniel Roth, Anri Sala, Mathew Sawyer, Stefan Schuster, David Shrigley, Allison Smith, Nedko Solakov, Simon Starling, Sue Tompkins, Joep van Liefland, Tris Vonna-Michell, Bedwyr Williams, Jordan Wolfson.

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