By Christophe Cherix. With contributions by Kim Conaty and Sarah Suzuki.
Over the past two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. The Western art world has become part of a much broader field, opening itself to new continents and allowing for a significant crosspollination of post-Conceptual strategies and vernacular modes. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in the exchange of ideas and sources.
Print/Out, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, examines the evolution of artistic practices related to printmaking, from a recent resurgence of traditional printing techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the proliferation of self-published artists’ projects. Print/Out features focused sections on ten artists and publishers—Ai Weiwei, Ellen Gallagher, Martin Kippenberger, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, museum in progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, SUPERFLEX, Robert Rauschenberg, and Rirkrit Tiravanija—as well as rich illustrations of printed projects from the last twenty years by major artists such as Trisha Donnelly, Felix Gonzalez- Torres, Thomas Schütte, and Kelley Walker.
By Roxana Marcoci and Terry Eagleton
Published in conjunction with the first solo museum exhibition of Croatian artist Sanja Iveković’s work in the United States at MoMA, this volume presents an overview of her projects in video, performance, installation, and photo montage from the early 1970s to 2011, offering her unflinching view of gender roles, the official politics of power, and historical forgetting prompted by changes in ideology. Essays by curator Roxana Marcoci and literary critic Terry Eagleton offer a critical examination of the neo-avant-garde in the former Yugoslavia and provide a philosophical context for investigating urgent issues such as women’s rights, political activism, and collaborative strategies in art.
Hardcover. 192 pages. 257 illustrations.
The 2012 Biennial takes over most of the Whitney from March 1 through May 27, with portions of the exhibition and some programs continuing through June 10. The participating artists were selected by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator/Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney, and Jay Sanders, a freelance curator and writer who has spent the past ten years working both in the gallery world and on independent curatorial projects. Sussman and Sanders co-curated the Biennial’s film program with Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the co-founders of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.
The 2012 Biennial features works by approximately 50 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, dance, and performance. Elisabeth Sussman (co-organizer of the influential, politically provocative 1993 Whitney Biennial) and Jay Sanders provide an insightful joint essay, and a group of art historians and critics contribute entries on common themes and ideas from the represented artists’ techniques and influences. In addition, a significant portion of the catalogue is devoted to original contributions from each of the participating artists, in a unique effort to provide a more experiential understanding of the exhibition. 352 pages. 300 color, 100 b/w illus. Paperback with flaps. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2012.