Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century
New York City, USA: Independent Curators International, 2014
284 pp., 28 x 21.5 cm, Paperback
Edition size unknown
In 2011, the ICI created the Sourcebook Series, dedicated to contemporary artists’ personal perspectives on social, political, and cultural issues. For the second in the series, Allen Ruppersberg has mined the archives of his Cleveland family home and his studio in Los Angeles. He has assembled a collection of source material of texts, images, films, records and ephemera influential to his practice from the years 1978 to 2012.
The publication focuses on nine artworks from the artist's career, including his 1995 project for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations; his 1997 guide book for the Münster Sculpture Project; his 2012 project dedicated to the American vernacular of recorded music, No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R ‘n’ R, and more.