This collection of zines and book jacket designs celebrates Brainards generosity, but also his skill as a designer, highlighting the material aspects of the artists hand, his graphic design sensibility, and use of the space of the page.
This composite project incorporates ideas about performance and the pandemic in a narrative that cannily straddles realism and symbolic exaggeration. The project highlights that reportages still contain subjectivity, making storytelling tricky to differentiate from non-fiction.
Nour Bishoutys 1130: Selected Works Ghassan Bishouty b. 1941 Safad, Palestine d. 2004 Amman, JordanBy Daniella Sanader
Emerging from the artists ongoing research into the extensive archive of her fathers art practice, this artist book allows for a different portrait to materialize. Its a portrait that uses the physicality of the bookwork itself to explore the complicated rhythms of remembering, forgetting, and storytelling that exist between generations of a family.
A self-published work that uses its namesake plant as the linchpin of a sensorial saga. The half-inch-thick publication is part photobook, part sci-fi story, with photographs interspersed with short texts that stitch together a chili-centric and action-packed narrative.
In this recent, 416-page volume devoted to the artists life as seen through his portraiture, one gets the picture that Katzs people constitute a distinct ecosystem of social relations. While the artist himself values gestural simplicity, his portraits, taken as a whole, make up quite a complex of civil manners.
Unlike so many other exhibition monographswhich are often treated as something between a program guide and show souvenirMotor City Underground presents detailed reproductions of Sinclairs photographs, often blown up to full-page, alongside a wide variety of testimony. The range of dates and sources across which these statements are culled suggests years of research combing through a decades worth of underground missivesthe type of ephemera that does not often make it into digital archives.