This monumental seven-volume collection chronicles a lifetime of work in exhaustive detail. Compiled by art historian Kathie Sutherland over seven years, the set of cloth-bound books is presented in a deluxe, elegantly finished slipcase and presents more than 4600 artworks, including hundreds of never-before-published works.
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.
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 exquisitely documents Daniel von Sturmer’s 2014 show at Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles. Created in the years following his presentation at the Australian Pavilion in the 52nd Venice Biennale, this exhibition and book trace von Sturmer’s conceptually determined and visually impactful practice.
Let’s Destroy Work is the first major monograph on Marco Fusinato, published on the occasion of his presentation at the 2015 Venice Biennale All the World’s Futures. Fusinato’s politically driven work is realised with an intensity and experimentalism that has made him one of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary artists.
This tiny book reflects the scale of a new series of sculptures by world-renowned artist Antony Gormley. His series, also entitled Memes, was exhibited at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne in 2011.
Gormley’s 33 ‘memes’ are miniature human forms evoking dolls or chess pieces, each assuming a different posture that signifies a psychoanalytic state.
Stereo Sequences accompanied an exhibition of the same name by leading Australian artist Shaun Gladwell, who represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. Conceived and created for ACMI’s unique subterranean gallery, the exhibition featured a series of multi-screen video works exploring concepts of duality, parallels and mirroring.
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.
This exceptional book catalogues 24 years of work by Mike Parr, an icon of contemporary Australian art. Infinity Machine brings together Mike Parr’s pioneering art with the expertise of performance studies writer, Dr Edward Scheer. The combined result of these leading figures is an unparalleled compilation of works and essays. Infinity Machine is a vital contribution to the field of performance art both within Australia and internationally.
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.
Tom Nicholson’s acclaimed video work Monument for the flooding of Royal Park is here elaborated in a book of the same title. 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.
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. This long-awaited book pays homage to Parr’s achievements and is an essential admission into Australia’s cultural memory.
So Far: The Art of Dale Frank 1980–2005 traces a trajectory in the work of world–renowned Australian artist Dale Frank. So Far is a magnificent career retrospective monograph, notable for its high production values and the new light it sheds on a major Australian artist.