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Building an Island

Editor: Graz 2003: Kulturhauptstadt Europas | Reference: P2910 | ISBN: 978-3775713573 | Type: Publication

Acconci’s Mur Island in Graz forges a closer bond between life on the river and in the two halves of the city. The book documents the different stages of the design, and places sketches and computer simulations next to remarkable photographs of models as well as shots of the finished island. An interview with Vito Acconci and a presentation of the diverse work by the Acconci Studio round off the book.  In German and English.

Fever: Art of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2903 | ISBN: 978-0847821440 | Type: Publication

Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist’s work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, January – April 1999. Includes excerpts from Wojnarowicz’s writings and essays by Dan Cameron, Mysoon Rizk, C. Carr and John Carlin.

Ana Mendieta

Editor: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2887 | ISBN: 978-8434308213 | Type: Publication

This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.

Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Reference: P2890 | ISBN: 978-0520288010 | Type: Publication

This richly illustrated catalogue presents a series of sequential color stills from each of twenty-one original Super 8 films that have been newly preserved and digitized in high definition for the 2015 exhibition, combined with related photographs, and reference still images from all of the artist’s 104 filmworks; together these illustrations sample the full range of the artist’s film practice from 1971 to 1981.

Exhibition dates: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: September 15 – December 12, 2015.

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Artist/Author: Mel Evans | Reference: P2872 | ISBN: 978-0745335889 | Type: Publication

Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr.

Artist/Author: Harry Gamboa Jr. | Editor: Chon A. Noriega | Reference: P2859 | ISBN: 978-0816630523 | Type: Publication

Editor Chon A. Noriega collects ephemera gathered from Gamboa’s three-decade-long dadaistic career. The book includes interviews with artists, poetry, fiction, collaged images, documentation of public and staged performances, photographic portraits of Chicano men, and political writings, including an essay on public schools reflecting his son’s first year in kindergarten. 

Campus Sex, Campus Security

Artist/Author: Jennifer Doyle | Reference: P2813 | ISBN: 978-1584351696 | Type: Publication

A clear-eyed critique of collegiate jurisprudence, in the era of campus corporatization, “less-lethal” weaponry, ubiquitous rape discourse, and litigious anxiety.

Weathering the Storm: Guillermo Gómez-Peña Keynote Film

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña | Digital Reference: EF5175 | Type: Digital File

Film by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, for the LAUK Gathering, at Watershed, Bristol on 12 February 2015

TransActions#1

Editor: Jim Duignan, Glenn Loughran and Fiona Whelan | Reference: P2802 | Type: Publication

Taking Dublin and Chicago as two contemporary urban sites for exploration, The MA in Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult and Community Education) at the National College of Art and Design (Dublin) have partnered with Stockyard Institute (Chicago) to explore the physical, geographic and social fabric of the two cities.

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

Artist/Author: Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss | Reference: P2786 | ISBN: 978-0520270619 | Type: Publication

This companion book to the exhibition of the same name investigates California’s vital contributions to Conceptual art—in particular, work that emerged in the late 1960s among scattered groups of young artists.

Latina Americana (Mexican Mix)

Artist/Author: Claudia Algara | Digital Reference: EF5148 | Type: Digital File

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

Gómez-Peña on Illness, the Human Body, Performance, and Quantum Physics

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña | Reference: A0618 | Type: Article

Guillermo Gómez-Peña talks viral infection, nomadic performance, immobility, psychomagic performance, and convalescence.

Guy De Cointet

Editor: Marie de Brugerolle | Reference: P2471 | ISBN: 9783037640692 | Type: Publication

Exploring the life and works of Guy de Cointet who explored language through performance and visual art. 

100 Boots

Artist/Author: Eleanor Antin | Reference: P2464 | ISBN: 978-0762404575 | Type: Publication

This collection features all 51 images from performance artist Eleanor Antin's epic visual narrative. Introduction by Henry Sayre

The Fun: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC

Editor: Jake Yuzna | Reference: P2460 | ISBN: 9781576876596 | Type: Publication

Surveys the evolving and diverse nature of nightlife in New York profiling over 30 artists

Outbound: Passages from the 90s

Artist/Author: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston | Reference: P2459 | ISBN: 0936080574 | Type: Publication

Catalogue from the 'Outbound: Passages from the 90s' exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, March 4 – May 7 2000, exploring contemporary art at the turn of the millennium

Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s

Editor: Patricia Draher Kiyono | Reference: P2457 | ISBN: 0934418616 | Type: Publication

Catalogue comprising of the work of more than 65 artists, featuring a variety of media, from the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

1990s 20th century Adam Rolston Alex Bag Anish Kapoor Ann Hamilton Armando Rascón Beattie & Davidson Bill Viola bodies body Byron Kim catalogue Charles Long Cindy Sherman curation Damien Hirst David Cerny David Hammons David Ireland David Mach David Reed Donald Lipski Doris Salcedo Edgar Arceneaux Edward Ruscha Einar De La Torre Fabrizio Plessi Francis Alys Fred Tomaselli Gabriel Orozco gallery Gary Simons Gillian Wearing Hans Haacke Hugh M. Davies identity Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle installation Jacci Den Hartog James Drake James Luna Jamex de la Torre Jimmie Durham John Baldessari John Currin Jose Bedia Josiah Mcelheny Keith Coventry Kelly McKinley Kenneth Price Kiki Smith Kim Dingle Lia Menna Barreto Lisa Yuskavage Llyn Folkes Loren Madsen LosCarpinteros Lyle Ashton Harris Marcos Ramírez ERRE Maria Fernanda Cardoso Mark Dion Martin Kersels Mat Collishaw Matthew Barney Matthew Cusick Maurizio Pellegrin Michael Ashkin Miki Garcia museum Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego new media Niki de Saint Phalle painting performance performance art Petah Coyne Rachel Teagle Raul Guerrero Rebecca Horn Rita McBride Robert Colescott Robert Gober Robert Irwin Robert Therrien Roger Ballen Roman De Salvo Ronald Jones Ross Rudel Rubén Ortiz-Torres Salomon Huerta Sandra Cinto Sarah Sze sculpture Sharon Lockhart Silvia Gruner Sol Lewitt Stepen Hannock Stephanie Hanor Tamara Bloomberg technology Thomas Allen Harris Toby Kamps Tomas Esson Tony Oursler USA Valeska Soares Vanessa Beecroft Vernon Fisher video Vik Muniz visual art Wendy Jacob William Kentridge Zhang Huan

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Artist/Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940 | Type: Publication

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Artist/Author: Teresa A. Carbone, Kellie Jones et al | Reference: P2444 | ISBN: 9781580933902 | Type: Publication

How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718 | Type: Publication

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture

Artist/Author: Lauren Berlant | Reference: P1781 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-4202-1 | Type: Publication

Part of Berlant’s groundbreaking “national sentimentality” project charting the emergence of the U.S. political sphere as an affective space of attachment and identification.

Rights and Wrongs

Artist/Author: Robert Storr | Reference: A0436 | Type: Article

Why the Smithsonian Institute has failed the basic tenets of a nation

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

Artist/Author: Mary Jordan | Reference: D1791 | ISBN: 1-4229-7830-3 | Type: DVD

This documentary portrait pays homage to New York’s ultimate antihero and the original King of the Underground.

The New Global Culture: Somewhere Between Corporate Multiculturalism and the Mainstream Bizarre

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez-Pena | Reference: A0385 | ISBN: 0-262-75800-8 | Type: Article

Part essay, part chronicle, and part performance text about the new “global” culture, its main risks and contradictions, artistic and pop cultural products, major philosophical trends, and political dilemmas.

Los Angeles Festival

Editor: The Audrey Skirball Kenis Theatre Series | Reference: P0053 | Type: Publication
USA

Los Angeles Festival

Editor: The Audrey Skirball Kenis Theatre Series | Reference: P0054 | Type: Publication
USA

Highways, L.A: Multiple Communities in a heterolocus

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P0503 | Type: Publication

Borrowing Michel Foucault concept of ‘heterotopia’ to discuss the social and cultural functions of Highways Performance Space.

Oguri and Renzoku

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P0504 | Type: Publication

Review of Oguri and Renzoku performance art work.

American Mantra and Other Rituals

Artist/Author: Jose Torres Tama, Billy Atwell | Reference: D1162 | Type: DVD

A Spanglish music drive-by that rifles on media as religion. 10 tracks.

A Brief History of Curating

Artist/Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist | Reference: P1194 | ISBN: 978-2-84066-287-7 | Type: Publication

Publication dedicated to pioneering curators; presents a collection of interviews.

Depicting Action

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1088 | Type: Publication

Event / exhibition catalogue. July-September 2006, 18th Street Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

Scavengers

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: D0944 | Type: DVD

A project in the shape of the ultimate art scavenger hunt. Teams race across the city deciphering clues and gathering objects in order to try and win a cash prize and have their work exhibited in the museum.

Border hysteria and the war against difference

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez-Pena | Reference: A0185 | Type: Article

Text-in-progress. Part of the borderless movement of citizen journalism.Find article in misc. folder 1.

Temple of Confessions

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez Pena and Roberto Sifuentes | Reference: D0695 | Type: DVD

Part 1 – 28:17; Part 2 – 24:41

The Girl Made of Butter

Artist/Author: Janine Antoni | Reference: P0824 | ISBN: 1-888332-15-8 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of The 1999 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award Exhibition (January-May 2001).

Electoral Guerrilla Theatre - Radical ridicule and social movements

Artist/Author: L M Bogad | Reference: P0728 | ISBN: 978-0415332255 | Type: Publication

Explores the recent phenomenon of the satirical election campaign.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).