A rare, behind-the-scenes look at one of the art world's most respected magazine, Parkett: 20 Years of Artists' Collaborations portrays and explores the 20 years of Parkett since 1984. Focused particularly on the making of the journals, signature artists' collaborations and editions, this book features unpublished artist interviews, statements, and other background information.
Parkett 88 contains special features on four contemporary artists: painter, designer and performance artist Kerstin Brätsch (born 1976), with essays by Massimiliano Gioni, Fionn Meade and Beatrix Ruf; artist and film-maker Paul Chan (born 1973), with essays by Carrie Lambert Beatty, Alan Gilbert and Boris Groys; the pioneer of appropriationism Elaine Sturtevant (born 1930), with essays by Roger Cook, Paul McCarthy and Stéphanie Moisdon; and the photographer and sculptor Andro Wekua (born 1977), with essays by Daniel Baumann, Douglas Fogle and Claire Gilman. Also in the issue are an essay by Juri Steiner and conversations between art historians Herbert Lachmeyer and Jacqueline Burckhardt, and poet Marcella Durand and painter Suzan Frecon.
PAJ is admired internationally for its independent critical thought and cutting-edge explorations. PAJ charts new directions in performance, video, drama, dance, installations, media, film, and music, integrating theater and the visual arts. Artists' writings, critical commentary, interviews, and a special review section for performances and gallery shows are highlighted along with plays and performance texts from around the world. New features include Performance Drawings portfolios and the Art, Spirituality, and Religion ongoing series. In 2009, the journal celebrates its 33rd year of publishing.
The April issue of Sculpture magazine highlights several new forms of realism in contemporary sculpture, including the figural work of Nina Levy and Li Wei, the matter of fact objects of New Zealand artist Rob Cherry, and the idiosyncratic representation of Peter Shelton.
The December issue of Sculpture focuses on artists pushing material boundaries, including Adrian Villar Rojas and Edgardo Madanes of Argentina, Kaarina Kaikkonen of Finland, David Mach of the U.K. and Robert Mangold and Dan Steinhilber of the U.S.. In addition: The Liverpool Biennial and reviews from Buenos Aires, Paris, and across the U.S.j, and previews of sculpture shows
The June, 2012 issue of Sculpture highlights the importance of process in the achievement of sculptural form. Radcliffe Bailey discusses the relation of his process to autobiography and cultural history, and Patricia Leighton and Del Geist discuss their process individually and as a team.,