cosima von bonin

katesteinmann:  November 2013
The Way of the Shovel accompanies MCA Chicago Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete’s exhibition tracing the interest in history, archaeology, and archival research that defines some of the most highly regarded art of the last decade. The book includes essays by Roelstraete, Bill Brown, Sophie Berrebi, Diedrich Diederichsen, and Ian Alden Russell; entries by Roelstraete, Karsten Lund, and Naomi Beckwith; and artists’ statements by Moyra Davey, Rebecca Keller, Joachim Koester, Hito Steyerl, and Zin Taylor. The exhibition is presented at the MCA from November 9, 2013, to March 9, 2014. 
This 328-page hardcover volume features a library binding. Its spine is foiled-stamped with a drawing by Mark Dion of the artist’s shovel. The book includes ten typefaces, each of which assumes a particular role; one of these is “Newberry Detterer,” a hot metal bindery type used by the Conservation department of Chicago’s Newberry Library and digitized for the first time especially for The Way of the Shovel by James Goggin (of Practise), who designed the book with Scott Reinhard (of Scott Reinhard Co.). 
Edited by MCA Senior Editor Lisa Meyerowitz and Sarah Kramer (Publications Director at Studio Gang). Available from the MCA Chicago Store and University of Chicago Press.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and University of Chicago Press, 2013

I feel lost!


Only a few more of these amazing Will Bryant prints left…
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April 19 - May 17
Featuring work by:Hanna Hur (http://hannahur.com/)Steven Riddle (http://steven-riddle.com/)Clayton Schiff (http://claytonschiff.com/)Occasional screenings. Opening reception 7:00PM 4/19. 
Stop by THE END, sophiajacob’s final show opening next door. “For there simultaneously occurs upon the earth a very important, inevitable phenomenon that is beneficial in many respects and unfortunate in many others: stratification. Strata are Layers, Belts. The consist of giving form to matters, of imprisoning intensities or locking singularities into systems of resonance and redundancy, of producing upon the body of the earth molecules large and small and organizing them into molar aggregates. Strata are acts of capture, they are like black holes or occlusions, striving to seize whatever comes within their reach. They operate by coding and territorialization upon the earth; they proceed simultaneously by code and by territoriality. The strata are judgements of God; stratification in general is the entire system of the judgment of God (but the earth, or the body without organs, constantly eludes that judgment, flees and becomes de-stratified, decoded, deterritorialized).”- Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, 10,000 BC: the Geology of Morals or (Who Does The Earth Think It Is?)https://english.duke.edu/uploads/assets/DeleuzeGuattariGeologyofMoralsClean%281%29.pdfDescribed above in other words is perhaps a crisis, or momentary realization. Stratification of this kind is quite clear in the work of the participating artists, whose processes and visions congeal on the surface of the image to varied effects. Maybe figure and ground are obscured, because their defining qualities (contour, color, light) are being reattributed to style and judgement. The ground might just be the figure - an image that so clearly depicts it’s own making.Yeah okay, but a second form of stratification occurs when the means of production have been leveled, neutralized, standardized, whatever and the field of action folds in on itself. It’s a spiral as opposed to concentric circles… the mixing and remixing of form and meaning within the same territory. What if we thought of this type of stratification as Tamago — the Japanese omelet? One eternally growing stratum, it’s accumulating laterally, bending and building helical layers through which flavors can interact.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHxGPAajuccWhen we look at the omelet on our dish, we see the soft layers of savory stratification. Bits of heterogeneous fruit and vegetable peak out from the layers which all seem the same, comforting yellow.

Spiderman is secretly Lucretius

Sissy Spacek “Horned Beast” 2x7-inch (Husk)
Out May 15—2x7-inch on Husk, also available digital.

Two moments:

- you wish your friends who aren’t at the party were at the party

- your mentors still mean so much you get shy around them.

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