Friday, March 9, 2018

Hanne Darboven | Opus 17A

Hanne Darboven
Opus 17A
New York City, USA: DIA Centre for the Arts, 1996
Audio CD, 12.4 × 12.7 cm.
Edition size unknown

A sixty-nine and a half minute long work for Double Bass, performed by Robert Black, produced in association with the exhibition "Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983", 1980-83
at Dia Center for the Arts, March 28, 1996 to June 29, 1997.

Darboven died on this day, nine years ago.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Georges Perec

Georges Perec died 36 years ago today, in Ivry-sur-Seine, France, at the age of 45.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jim Dine and Rory McEwen | Songs-Poems-Prints

Jim Dine and Rory McEwen
New York City, USA: Museum of Modern Art/Atlantic Records, 1969
Edition size unknown

A sixteen-track phonograph LP record with Mylar prints by both artists, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Valued at around a hundred dollars US, without the prints, and two hundred with.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Louise Lawler | Napkin produced for The Museum as Muse

Louise Lawler
Napkin produced for The Museum as Muse 
New York City, USA: Museum of Modern Art, 1999
12.9 × 13.1 cm.
Edition size unknown

A letter-pressed paper napkin featuring text formatted as a checklist. Distributed at the opening of the exhibition Museum as Muse held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York,  March 14 - June 1, 1999.

FLIP - About Image Construction

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Henrik Håkansson | Dusk Dawn

Henrik Håkansson
Dusk Dawn
A Better Tomorrow Records, 2003
12-inch vinyl record, 27:37
Edition size unknown

Produced for the Utopia Station exhibition at the 2003 Venice Biennale, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Molly Nesbit and Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dusk/Dawn is based on layered and altered field recordings made in Swedish forests between 2001 and 2003.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Paul Steiner | Johns in Art Galleries

Paul Steiner
Johns in Art Galleries 
New York City, USA: The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
[24] pp., 8.5 x 12.7 cm., loose leaves
Edition of 2000

A set of 24 coloured file cards, arranged alphabetically, each containing a brief review of public restrooms in New York City's art galleries and museums. Sample cards:

"Morgan Library: absolutely breathtaking and splendiferous, especially the ladies."

"American Academy of Arts and Letters: Ladies behind small drawing room with Childe Hassam oils. Gents' too complicated, better forget it."

"Whitehouse: Possibly the only private gallery in the Western Hemisphere with full-length, especially illuminated mirror".

Steiner, a writer, was asked to contribute a work to William Copley & Dmitri Petrov's periodical of objects, the SMS Portfolio. It was featured in the 6th and final issue of the project, alongside works by John Giorno, Bernar Venet, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Artschwager (the folder's cover) and others.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Stephen Willats | Cha Cha Cha

Stephen Willats
Cha Cha Cha
London, UK: Coracle Press / Lisson Gallery, 1982
[26] pp., 20.5 x 15 cm., thick paper leaves
Edition size unknown

"The entrance to the Cha Cha Club was under an old railway arch, at the end of a narrow alleyway, underneath Charing Cross Station: The Club for people who don’t need to pose.  You can use the night as cover, as a cloak to be who you want, to be yourself, without anyone hassling you…The Cha Cha Club captured the spirit of this new generation’s attitude perhaps more than any other, where everything was possible if your attitude was right.  As a result of meeting members of the Cha Cha Club while making the work: Are You Good Enough For the Cha Cha Cha, I became aware of the extent of the night world that has recently emerged.  I went on to make most of my work over that three years with people who had been to the club at some point."

- Stephen Willats, Means of Escape, Catalogue Rochdale, 1984

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sara MacKillop | Book stand book (marble)

Sara MacKillop
Book stand book (marble)
London, UK: Self-published, 2013
Dimensions variables
Edition of 10 [+ 1 AP]