Category Archives: artists’ books

Notes on Queering the Collection(s) @ the ICP Library

from the publisher “Throughout 2018, the ICP Library collectively produced more than six in-house library installations and events considering representation in libraries at large. The success of this initiative resulted in an increase of the ICP Library’s holdings of queer, … Continue reading

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Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) The exhibition and catalog Peter Hujar – Speed of Life at the Morgan Library & Museum (January 26 – May 20, 2018) is an auspicious way to begin a review of the past year. The acquisition of … Continue reading

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Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part Two)

    Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers (London: Loose Joints, 2018) is a slim and quiet edition of only fifty two pages with a one page insert of colophon and text. The images are placed on such a perfect whiteness that it … Continue reading

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Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part One)

I haven’t produced one of these types of list for a few years now and this year. . . This year it just seemed right to do so again and so I have selected some of my personal favourites for … Continue reading

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OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. … Continue reading

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Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. … Continue reading

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anybody’s image could become everybody’s image: an interview with Mariken Wessels

  Mariken Wessels spoke with me about her work and evolution as an artist. Here is our conversation: epd: When did you start making visual art works, and how did you start working with found materials? MW: Before I moved to … Continue reading

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