In this notebook, philosopher and writer Daniel Heller-Roazen poses the question, "Might language guard something of its own, hidden in everything that is said?" With his mastery of language and its cryptic, coded nature, he dives into the fundamental question and mystery of speech and "text" itself.
In this notebook, Dario Gamboni embarks on the trail of the notoriously restless European 19th-century artist Paul Gauguin. During the "period of incubation" that the artist customarily underwent after arriving in a new environment, such as Brittany, New Zealand, or Tahiti, he drew in order to familiarize himself with the place.
In his work David Link generates (apparently) interactive projects, at the interface between art, science, and technology. For LoveLetters_1.0, Link reconstructed a functional replica of one of the earliest programmable computers, the Ferranti Mark I, and an equally early program, invented in 1952 by Christopher Strachey at the University of Manchester.
Widely revered as the artists' gallerist, Jonathan Levine has nourished a much needed alternative viewpoint within the stilted New York art market. In the pages of Delusional, readers will discover the fascinating backstory that brought this punk kid from Trenton to the hallowed gallery walls of Chelsea.
This pocket-size primer, a companion to the best-selling Letters to a Young Artist of 2006, offers a candid peek into the thoughts of two dozen artists between the ages of 30 and 40 who have dealt with--and continue to deal with--the questions that consume those just starting out in the art world, and that are so rarely addressed openly within it.
The Book of Books offers an overview of Documenta 13's guiding themes through a compilation of art projects and essays. Documenta 13's Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev has proposed the 2012 festival as a refusal of conceptual unity, instead "choreographing many different kinds of materials, methodologies and forms of knowledge."
In her text, Donna Haraway, author of the influential "A Cyborg Manifesto" (1985), devises the formula for a possible world, Terrapolis, and places it in connection to string figures, which, as pictures of cosmological constellations and creation myths, constitute a popular cultural practice among the Navajo to this day.