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PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 4 MAY 2015
PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 4 MAY 2015 is an artist’s book by Marc Horowitz accompanying his solo exhibition Interior, Day (A Door Opens) at Depart Foundation, LA (8 October – 19 December, 2015, curated by Nicola Ricciardi).
Horowitz (b. 1976) has photographed each page of an art catalogue by Phillips, the famous auction house in New York, having placed on the pages the residues of junk food.
The artist’s book maintains the title, number of pages and orientation of the Phillips catalogue, and its cover, back and coast also coincide with the original. The yellow background on which the catalogue is posed creates a distance, even in time, between the action of the artist (put food on the catalogue and shoot a photograph) and the reader’s perception of the differing levels in the artwork.
Cy Twombly, Photographer
This catalogue documents the exhibition Cy Twombly, The Photographer, the first Italian retrospective on the photographic activity of the artist held at the American Academy in Rome (7 October 2015 – 22 November 2015). Drawn from the archive of the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, the photographs on display provide a unique perspective on Twombly’s varied interests and transatlantic career. A plethora of photographs of still lives of fruit and flowers, portraits and fragments of landscapes constitute visual and formal notes, considerations on the nature or ontology of everyday objects. This rich corpus of evocative imagery provides us with insight into the artist’s daily operations in his studio as well as glimpses of a parallel intimate, private life passed on both sides of the atlantic.
“In Sicily at the Civic Museum of Castelbuono I created an environmental installation whose beating heart is a sound emanating from a source invisible to the eye. This sound records the awakening of the city of Berlin, or better, it records my attempt to awaken it by slowly removing the sheets – only to realize that they are not sheets by curtains.”
Riccardo Benassi, Sicilia Bambaataa (an introduction to)
HAMISH FULTON, MICHAEL HÖPFNER
Canto di strada
Canto di strada is the catalogue of the joint exhibition Canto di strada (Street Song) by Hamish Fulton and Michael Höpfner held at the MAN Museum in Nuoro (6 January–5 April 2015). The publication consists of two cloth-bound books in a cardboard slipcase, dedicated to each of the artists. The books contain photos, wall drawings, installation views and the original essays The Song Line (The plain truth) by Lorenzo Giusti, The Value of Experience
Niki, Lucy, Lola, Viola
“Before, when I was putting the girls into these specific environments, I think part of me was trying to save them or something — taking them out of some dude’s computer and into a farmland or something. I’ve been thinking about it more, and I don’t have the right to do that; I don’t know anything about these women. Maybe they’re super happy with this career.”
(Petra Cortright speaking about her own work in
SPACE IS THE PLACE 2014, BASEL
Fabio, please select any 50 from this sequence and destroy the others. Thank you! Hope to meet you again soon. Stuart x
(Photocopy of a message from Stuart Middleton, included in the book)
SPACE IS THE PLACE 2014, BASEL is made up of xerox reproductions that come from the original drawings created by various artists invited by Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti and Fabio Marco Pirovino. The artists were asked to draw by hand the same subject fifty times and the reproductions were displayed in a top floor apartment in Basel open to the public. For one night, on June 20th, 2014, people were able to build their own fanzine by selecting, editing, and recopying the copies using a xerox machine installed in the middle of the space. Instead of the original drawings, the reproductions were shown as the only trace of the initial works, functioning simultaneously as matrices for open pages of books to come.