Filed under book | Tags: · art, art criticism, artists writing, conceptual art, installation art
“During the 1960s and 1970s, the Russian conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov was a galvanizing figure in Moscow’s underground art community, ultimately gaining international prominence as the “leader” of a band of artists known as the Moscow Conceptual Circle. Throughout this time, he created texts that he would distribute among his friends, and by the late 1990s his written production amounted to hundreds of pages.
Devoted to themes that range from the “cosmism” of pre-Revolutionary Russian modernism to the philosophical implications of Moscow’s garbage, Kabakov’s handmade booklets were typed out on paper, then stapled or sewn together using rough butcher paper for their covers. Among these writings are faux Socialist Realist verses, theoretical explorations, art historical analyses, accompaniments to installation projects, and transcripts of dialogues between the artist and literary theorists, critics, journalists, and other artists.
This volume offers for the first time in English the most significant texts written by Kabakov. The writings have been expressly selected for this English-language volume.”
Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Jesse Jackson
Translated by Antonina W. Bouis and Cynthia Martin with Matthew Jesse Jackson
Publisher University of Chicago Press, 2018
ISBN 9780226384566, 022638456X
Filed under magazine | Tags: · art, art criticism, interview, music, music criticism
The second volume of View magazine consisting of individual pamphlets in a slip-case box each containing an interview by Robin White. The artists interviewed include Joan Jonas, William T. Wiley, Terry Fox, Iain Baxter, Vito Acconci, Howard Fried, and Laurie Anderson.
Publisher Crown Point Press, Oakland, CA, 1979Comment (0)
Filed under magazine | Tags: · art, art criticism, composing, composition, experimental music, fluxus, music
This special issue of Studio International on art and experimental music features texts by Michael Nyman, Cornelius Cardew, Germano Celant, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno, Stuart Marshall, Jeffrey Steele, Paul Burwell, and David Toop, and interviews with Steve Reich (Michael Nyman), Tom Phillips (Fred Orton and Gavin Bryars), and Morton Feldman (Gavin Bryars and Fred Orton).
The issue is accompanied by a cassette featuring contributions from Howard Skempton, Christopher Hobbs, Gavin Bryars, John White, Michael Parsons, James Lampard, and Michael Nyman (see page 329).
Editorial assistance: Michael Nyman
Publisher Studio International Journal, London, November-December 1976