Jeff Wall s large-scale Cibachrome tranparencies mounted on light-boxes have exerted a profound influence over little short of the past three decades. His work also spans a time in which the way in which the relationship change. He is one of the last artists to work out his moves on the basis of a linear view of history and then to have a rethink the relationship of his work with art history in a world in which such a view of history was no longer tenable. His composition in both color and black-and-white maintain a constant dialogue with nineteenth-century genre painting and truly make him, in charles Baudelaire s expression, a painter of modern life. In addition to an in-depth essay by Michael Newman, this book reproduces the complete work of Jeff Wall to date and includes his main writings on the creative experience of other key contemporary artists.


Jeff Wall

Michael Newman

392pp./ 21x25.5cm./ 134il./ Hardcover with printed band



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Gary Hill is one of the most important contemporary artists investigating the relationships between words and electronic images. His inquiries into linguistics and consciousness offer resonant philosophical and poetic insights as he explores the formal conjuntions of electronic visual and audio elements with the body and the self. With experimental rigor, conceptual precision and imaginative leaps of discovery, Hill s work in video is about, and is, a new form of writing. In this book, George Quasha and Charles Stein , who met Gary Hill on mid-1970s analyze the whole career of the artist paying especial attention to the single-channel video work, where he explored the intertextuality of image, synthesized imagery and post-minimal political statements. Almost a complete-work monograph with a comprenhesive chronology of works and production details, the book includes a selection of key artists writings.


An Art of Limina. Gary Hill

George Quasha, Charles Stein

640pp./ 21x26cm./ 316il./ Hardcover

9788434310421 English


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Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels, 1924-1976), a poet before becoming an artist in 1964, was a pioneer of intermedia and site-specific installation art but above all an in-depth theorist who ranged widely over the visual arts in his writings. Broodthaers’ work is widely recognized for its movement and combination of mediums: performance, film, text-based work, etc. Often overlooked, his artworks include genuine research into the nature of language, giving a conceptual continuity to all his practice.

“I am the result of (literary) experience—that’s perhaps a little strong—let’s say of a taste for literature definitely; that was my starting point; however, I do think I am now able to express myself on the edge of things, where the world of plastic arts and the world of poetry might possibly, I wouldn’t say meet, but at the very frontier where they part.”

This fully illustrated collection of Broodthaers’ writings presents his early poetry in a comprehensive selection of statements and critical essays—some unpublished while others were originally published in newspapers and art magazines and are here collected for the very first time. All of this, together with his so-called open letters, interviews, preparatory notes, and scripts, introduces us to his solid thinking on politics, economics, nationalism, publicity, institutional politics, and culture.

The essay that serve as the book’s introduction written by Gloria Moure (editor of this volume) examines the artist’s approach in relation to the linguistic turn in art practices of the 1960s, and its legacy in contemporary art.


Marcel Broodthaers

Collected Writings
Gloria Moure

512pp./ 21x25cm./ 317il./ Hardcover

9788434312786 English


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