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TOWARD THE NOT-YET: ART AS PUBLIC PRACTICE

Combining handbook, dictionary, and anthology, investigations and examples of artistic practices aimed at social change. This volume from BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, combines handbook, dictionary, and anthology to investigate artistic practice aimed at achieving social change.
November 16, 2021 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$19.95
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ABSENCE OF CLUTTER: MINIMAL WRITING AS ART AND LITERATURE

Written by Stephens, Paul
An exploration of minimal writing--texts generally shorter than a sentence--as complex, powerful literary and visual works.In the 1960s and 70s, minimal and conceptual artists stripped language down to its most basic components: the word and the letter. Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Carl Andre, Lawrence Weiner, and others built lucrative careers from text-based art.
March 24, 2020 | Hardcover | MIT Press |
$34.95
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MAGIC

The first accessible reader on magic's generative relationship with contemporary art practice. From the hexing of presidents to a renewed interest in herbalism and atavistic forms of self-care, magic has furnished the contemporary imagination with mysterious and often disorienting bodies of arcane thought and practice.
December 14, 2021 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$24.95
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HEALTH

The ethical, aesthetic and political significance of practices, positions and theories connected to health in contemporary art.In an era of diet pills, rising antidepressant usage, yoga, and health-management apps, wellness is one of the defining issues of contemporary life, affecting every intimate aspect of our lives.
December 8, 2020 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$24.95
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CUTE

A collection that tracks the astonishing impact of one vernacular aesthetic category--the cute--on postwar and contemporary art. The Cute tracks the astonishing impact of a single aesthetic category on post-war and contemporary art, and on the vast range of cultural practices and discourses on which artists draw.
August 2, 2022 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$24.95
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ILANA HALPERIN: FELT EVENTS

Texts explore the multifaceted conceptual practice of the artist Ilana Halperin. Ilana Halperin (b.1973) is an artist who shares her birthday with an Icelandic volcano. Working through the aesthetics of geology since the late 1990s, her multifaceted, conceptual practice unearths the intimate poetics of rocks, minerals, and body stones.
September 6, 2022 | Paperback | Strange Attractor Press |
$27.95
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CURE (THE WORK)

Written by Lewitt, Sam
A graphic extension of Sam Lewitt's 2021 exhibition at Z33 House of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Belgium. CURE (the Work) is a graphic extension of Sam Lewitt's 2021 exhibition at Z33 House of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Belgium.
August 2, 2022 | Paperback | Sequence Press |
$30.00
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PIERRE HUYGHE: UNTITLED (HUMAN MASK)

Written by Lewis, Mark
An examination of Pierre Huyghe's post-apocalyptic Untitled (Human Mask), which asks whether our human future may be one of remnants and mimicry. Pierre Huyghe's 2014 film Untitled (Human Mask) combines images of a post-apocalyptic world (actual footage of deserted streets close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 2011) with a haunting scene of a monkey work
January 25, 2022 | Paperback | Afterall Books |
$19.95
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PAPER REVOLUTIONS: AN INVISIBLE AVANT-GARDE

Written by James, Sarah E
The experimental practices of a group of artists in the former East Germany upends assumptions underpinning Western art's postwar histories. In Paper Revolutions, Sarah James offers a radical rethinking of experimental art in the former East Germany (the GDR).
March 29, 2022 | Hardcover | MIT Press |
$34.95
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CONTEST OF THE FRUITS

A satirical poem about the rivalry of various fruits becomes a point of departure for investigations of tolerance and identity in a pluralistic world. The Contest of the Fruits takes a nineteenth-century Uyghur satirical poem as a departure point for investigations of language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world.
October 5, 2021 | Paperback | MIT Press |
$29.95

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