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Windsor, Canada, Oct. 2012: I met IAIN BAXTER& at the McDonald’s near The University of Windsor’s School of Visual Arts in Ontario, about a four-&-a-half hour drive southwest of Toronto. He wore a black t-shirt printed with the phrase “MASTURBATING LIFE MAKES ART,” a black baseball cap with an embroidered ampersand, & a Canon G12 camera around his neck. BAXTER& has lived in Windsor – directly across the U.S. border from Detroit – since he took a position at the university in 1988, where he is now... [more]
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Watershed Moments Revisited   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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IAIN BAXTER& at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) November 5th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 12/12/11
Considerations about the Vancouver School and photoconceptualism have seemed ubiquitous in Chicago during these recent winter months, from the Rodney Graham show at Donald Young, to the ambitious “Light Years” show at the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition on Ron Terada shown across the hall from IAIN BAXTER&. BAXTER& remains an elusive, trickster figure, one with deep historical influence but whose position is sometimes easily lost from our current moment. Walking through IAIN BAXTER&’s first... [more]
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An Intimate Journey  
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Lynne Avadenka, Matthew Barney, IAIN BAXTER&, Christian Boltanski, Campbell, Sir Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Ed Fraga, Susan Goethel, Jane Hammond, Chido Johnson, Dennis Michael Jones, R.B. Kitaj, David Lambert, Ronald Allen Leax, Donald Lipski, Kathleen McShane, Eric Mesko, Sabrina Nelson, Matthew Shlian, Kiki Smith, Michael E. Smith, Jill Sylvia, Stella Waitzkin, Kara Walker, Peter Williams at OUAG - Oakland University Art Gallery January 8th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 1/20/10
In an era where our relationship with books seems to be drifting away, where most of reading has become mechanistic and a means of acquiring information and conditioned by the quickness of the ever-changing technology, the Art of the Artist Book takes us on an other-worldly journey to a place where the book is treated as a precious and aesthetic focal point for sharing intimate feelings, inspiration, dreams, social commentary and memory. The artwork in this exhibit is excitingly diverse in terms... [more]
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Artist Books   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, Lars Arrhenius, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, IAIN BAXTER&, Thomas Bayrle, Larry Bell, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, Fernando Bryce, Luca Buvoli, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Merlin Carpenter, Matthew Chambers, Shaoxiong Chen, Larry Clark, Sean Dack, Hanne Darboven, Tacita Dean, Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Yara El-Sherbini, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Neil Farber, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robbert Flick, Tom Friedman, Liam Gillick, Pamela Golden, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Ann Hamilton, Robert Heinecken, Arno Hintjens, Patrick Hoet, Dennis Hollingsworth, Rebecca Horn, David Horvitz, Adam Janes, Brian Kennon, Robbie Kinberg, Edwin Klein, Alison Knowles, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Barbara Kruger, Brendan Lott, Nick Lowe, Euan Macdonald, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Robert Morris, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Jorge Pardo, A. R. Penck, Asher Penn, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Michael S. Riedel, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Francesc Ruiz, Raul Ruiz, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Peter Schmidt, Lara Schnitger, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Jorge Simes, Michael Snow, Haim Steinbach, Telfer Stokes, Calvin Sumsion, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Tuttle, Jan Voss, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, David Weiss, Fischli & Weiss, Benjamin Weissman, Pae White, Christopher Williams, Bobbi Woods, Christopher Wool at MOCA Pacific Design Center October 19th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009
Posted 1/5/09
  MOCA at the Pacific Design Center currently has an exhibition of artist books.  Unfortunately the books are under glass vitrines, but you CAN watch the pages turn through MOCA's website at: http://www.moca.org/openbook/sequences.php - a virtual read. The exhibition features books by Sigmar Polke, Keith Haring, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Snow, Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, Hans-Peter Feldman, Paul McCarthy/Jason Rhoades and more.   This exhibition does point out the issue with showing artist books.  O... [more]
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