This exciting and provocative collection presents a group of artists who rejected traditional rules of the art establishment and created their own canon, known as the Juxtapoz School. Published in conjunction with the Laguna Art Museum for the 2008 exhibition In the Land of Retinal Delights.
Inside Out theory S. Kurten & R. Solnit
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A meditation on the dilemmas and desires for home that combines the writings of art critic and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit with painter Stefan Kurten's lush images of domestic interiors, buildings and landscapes. Solnit reflects on emotional privatization, real-estate fetishism, and aesthetic pleasure, while Kurten's paintings of stale bourgeois interiors and suburban homes project a dogged attempt to make life perfect, at least on the surface. His armchairs, teapots and planter boxes suggest that we are living in a peculiar state of safety and bliss. Together, the text and images question the equation of ideal houses with ideal lives, the images that shape our perception of childhood, and our notion of a fulfilled adulthood.
This project with Jacob Kassay uses a pre-existing book as it's starting point and eliminates all of the printed information within. Printed in an edition of 1000, the original book is a title-less publication produced on occasion of Kassay's 2011 exhibition at the ICA London. The remaining unsold copies of the edition re-enter the printing process as support, using black ink to redact the books' original text and images.
In the second edition of his book (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (2003), Jalal Toufic notes: "I was for years concerned with schizophrenia and with schizophrenics, who appeared in my Credits Included: A Video in Red and Green, 1995; and I am now interested in "the little girl," whom I expect to appear in my coming vampire film. . . . At one level, the Thirteenth Series in Gilles Deleuze's The Logic of Sense, 1969, "The Schizophrenic and the Little Girl," can thus be retrospectively viewed as a program for the work of a decade on my part." In this new essay, he writes on the portrait of the pubescent girl, included in Poe's "The Oval Portrait."
The topic of this notebook by Jill Bennett is life in the anthropocene, the present eon, which is characterized by human activities. Derived from geology, the term anthropocene circumscribes an era that began with the industrialization and spans a vanishingly brief time of 250 years, in which, however, a paradigm change has occurred.
This catalogue documents an installation by artist Jonathan Monk (born 1969) in Dornbirn, Austria. Monk assembled a 1960s Rolls Royce, an appropriated artwork by Rirkit Tiravanija and several bicycles, which were then dispersed throughout the city.
Juxtapoz continues to break new ground with its expansive magazine editorial and ongoing book series. Juxtapoz Illustration 2 is the tenth book in the series and revisits the magnetic attraction of the figurative line. Once again an exciting roster of contributors ranging from commercial illustrators to outsider artists puts forth a retina-searing collection.