According to The Comics Reporter, "If a reader were to pick up on any one cartoonist working at a furious and considered and accomplished pace right below the radar of most comics fans, C.F. might be the best choice." This first book by C.F. (also known in the East Coast underground music scene as Kites) is perhaps the most anticipated graphic novel debut of the year. Coming out of the fabled Providence, Rhode Island, art and noise scene, Powr Mastrs is an intense fantasy story projected to run to 10 volumes. In it, C.F. narrates the story of a tribe of mystical warriors whose power relations are constantly in flux. As power shifts, so do physical and psychological identities.
Isaac Cordal ...is a sculpture artist from London. His sculptures take the form of little people sculpted from concrete in 'real' situations. Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his vignettes, in spite of their lack of detail or colour. He is sympathetic toward his little people and we emphasize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals.
Charley is a series of publications edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A voracious creature fixated on the assimilation and consumption of visual art, the fourth issue, Checkpoint Charley, brings together images of works produced by more than 700 artists encountered by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art during their research.
In this oversized darkly serious artist's book, Chris Ofili riffs on Wassily Kandinsky's famous Blue Rider text, collaborating with the spoken-word artist Louis Antwi, who contributes a poem, and including essays by Carolina Grau, Greg Tate and Bazon Brock. Featuring photographs of sculptures and paintings of African Adams and Eves about to be bitten on the ass by coiled serpants, scenes of passionate love, monkeys, invented superheroes, star-crossed lovers and pimps, Ofili presents a dark, snake-infested Eden.
Invited by France's Institut National de L'audiovisuel, the country's chief television archive, to comb their collection for a project, Christian Boltanski, the noted French installation and video artist, became overwhelmed. To make the task manageable and personal, he settled on the idea of compiling footage from news broadcasts from every one of his 60 birthdays, on September 6, since 1944.
Under the pseudonym Amicale des t'moins, Christian Boltanski created his poetic-conceptual project Entendre Les Chiens (Listen to the Dogs) for the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. During the exhibition, he emitted a recording of the sounds of an island of errant dogs--who are kept away from the city of Venice on the island Lazzarretto Vecchio--from a series of speakers hidden throughout Venice.
Cyanotypes documents six series of cyanotypes by artist, performer and composer Christian Marclay. In the course of his career Marclay has often repurposed older or defunct audio technologies as works of collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. Here he reclaims and combines two near-obsolete technologies at once--the audio cassette and the cyanotype.
City Slang: The Street Comes to the Gallery is a hard back richly illustrated bi lingual (Italian and English) exhibition catalogue from the ground breaking City Slang group show at Rome's Dorothy Circus Gallery in 2008. Artists included are; Koralie, Supakitch, Sten, Lex, Lucamaleonte, Mr. Wanyone, TV Boy and GAR. The catalogues includes text by Italian critic Mircol Di Veroli who writes about the artists and the movement.