NEW IN THE BOOKSHOP: MECHANISMS (2017)
Highly recommended new catalogue to the major group show currently at CCA Wattis in San Francisco, curated by Anthony Huberman. It reflects on ways the “machine” determines how we live and what we believe in. A machine is also a mechanism, not just a physical object but also an abstract ideology. The artworks point to the forms and instruments that make up our technological infrastructure, as well as to the values they are designed to enforce. Contesting a world that rewards efficiency, speed, and productivity, the participating artists test existing systems with inefficient machines, impossible tools, wasted time, and elaborate protocols that misalign outputs and inputs.
Artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Atkinson, Lutz Bacher, Eva Barto, Neïl Beloufa, Patricia L. Boyd, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Louise Lawler, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulène, Pope.L, Charlotte Posenenske, Cameron Rowland, Danh Vo
Designed by Julie Peeters and Scott Ponik this very unique catalogue accompanies the exhibition and includes an essay by the curator as well as sections created by each artist, printed using various printing techniques and stocks - expanding the catalogue into a collated artist book that runs parallel to the exhibit itself. It is co-published with Roma Publications (Amsterdam). Available via our website and in the bookshop this week.
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