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Angelica Mesiti

Angelica Mesiti

Artspace

Angelica Mesiti: A Communion of Stranger Gestures is the first significant publication dedicated to chronicling the practice of one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. The 224-page, full colour book has been designed by Formist to reflect the elegance and beauty of Mesiti’s approach, with a subtle aesthetic nod to the ideas around communication and transmission that she often explores.

The Bakehouse Project

The Bakehouse Project

Helen Marcou

Bakehouse Studios in Richmond is a Melbourne music landmark. Around 400 musicians pass through their rehearsal rooms every week, from solo singer-songwriters and kids having their first jam, to grassroots local regulars and a diverse array of international touring artists, from Tool to Missy Higgins, Olivia Newton-John to Beck, Cat Power to The Cat Empire, and The Smashing Pumpkins to Judas Priest. Elvis Costello described Bakehouse as having “some of the best rooms in the world”.

Focus & Field

Focus & Field

Daniel von Sturmer

Focus & Field documents Daniel von Sturmer’s show at Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014. The show comprises a solo survey of recent works (2008 – 2013) accompanied by a new 9-screen video installation, Camera Ready Actions. The book features ‘Notes from the Field’, an essay by Tara McDowell,
former curator of SFMoMA and the CCA Wattis Institute.

Let's Destroy Work

Let's Destroy Work

Marco Fusinato

On the eve of All the World’s Futures at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Schwartz City is pleased to announce the publication of Let’s Destroy Work, the first major monograph on Marco Fusinato.

Memes

Memes

Antony Gormley

This tiny book reflects the scale of a new series of sculptures by world renowned artist Antony Gormley.

Gormley's 'Memes' assume 33 different postures, each signifying a psychoanalytic state or position and invite a new engagement with the human form. A remarkable new contribution to the field of contemporary sculpture.

Stereo Sequences

Stereo Sequences

Shaun Gladwell

Stereo Sequences has been conceived and created for ACMI's unique subterranean gallery and features a series of multi-screen video works that explore concepts of duality, parallels and mirroring.

Up Close

Up Close

Natalie King

This publication looks at four of the most influential photographers of the last 40 years, and whose works are steeped in the social, sexual and cultural politics of their time. Up Close readdresses the work of Carol Jerrems and is the first major publication to do so since 1990. Up Close observes Jerrems’s works alongside international photographers Larry Clark and Nan Goldin, as well as fellow Australian William Yang.

The Infinity Machine

The Infinity Machine

Edward Scheer

Mike Parr is Australia's most significant performance artist. His contribution to the development and establishment of performance art in Australia remains continuous and resolute. Parr's dedication and research into the boundaries of performance art within the parameters of art history and theory are unprecedented.

MADDESTMAXIMVS

MADDESTMAXIMVS

Shaun Gladwell

Published on the occasion of the 2009 Venice Biennale, MADDESTMAXIMVS - PLANET & STARS SEQUENCE is a project book and catalogue, documenting a new major body of work by Shaun Gladwell. The publication maps the project in its entirety. Commencing in 2007, MADDESTMAXIMVS has continued with a series of recorded performances and sculptures that investigate representations of landscape and the mythological figures that are projected into these spaces.

Monument for the flooding of Royal Park

Monument for the flooding of Royal Park

Tom Nicholson

Monument for the flooding of Royal Park is the elaboration of the video work of the same title into the form of a book. This video work evolved through a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria and was exhibited at Federation Square in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in November 2008, in which it was awarded the second prize (see www.tomn.net/projects/2008_03.htm).

Performances 1971–2008

Performances 1971–2008

Mike Parr

Mike Parr is Australia's most significant performance artist. His contribution to the development and establishment of performance art in Australia remains continuous and resolute. Parr's dedication and research into the boundaries of performance art within the parameters of art history and theory are unprecedented.

At the forefront of performance art in Australia in 1970, Parr explored areas far removed from mainstream visual culture at the time. Despite the contempt, he persevered, remaining true to his practice.

So Far

So Far

Dale Frank

So Far: The Art of Dale Frank 1980-2005 traces a trajectory in the work of Australian artist Dale Frank. The book considers his early performances of the 1970s and early 1980s and the themes that emerged from the mid-1990s onward culminating with a discussion of his most recent paintings. This extraordinarily beautiful book includes instances of the large-scale drawings, the 'social sculptures' and the 'Varnish Paintings'.