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Under the Radar: Alison Hunt Ballard | Michael Wynne | Narda Alvarado

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Alison Hunt Ballard – Palm Springs, CA Michael Wynne – London Narda Alvarado –... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/2/17
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The Social Life of the Book: castillo/corrales Bring Their Unique Take on Publishing to Frieze Projects

by Josie Thaddeus-Johns
Reading can be a very private pursuit. It requires solitary attention, time, focus: all the things you often don’t find in abundance at an art fair. As part of 2015’s Frieze Projects commissions, alongside works from Thea Djordjadze and Rachel Rose, castillo/corrales are bringing their DIY publishing spirit to a broader context, with newly commissioned texts and furniture for the booth, presented with a vinyl floor recreation of the typical Parisian social hangout: a passageway cafe. With an... [more]
Posted by Josie Thaddeus-Johns on 10/15/15
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Indie Book Week: Ten London Art Bookshops to Fall in Love with (and in)

by Phoebe Stubbs
If you’re on the dating circuit and don’t know this by now, you should: art bookshops—for lovers of art and writing—are pick-up joints.  This fact is verified by a broader selection of friends having met potential dates in bookshops than I can keep track of. If you don’t believe me, try browsing by yourself in a bookshop on a Friday evening. Even the shyest people seem to pluck up the courage to start a conversation about a book. And I guess this is hardly surprising. Books are conversations... [more]
Posted by Phoebe Stubbs on 6/22/15
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Buy a Cardigan and the Holocaust Painting Is Half Price

by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska
About eight years ago, before J.Crew arrived in Toronto, I was having a conversation with a colleague at the University of Toronto. He was an Art History PhD from Ohio, who specialized in medieval Italian church frescoes and dressed like the quintessential preppy yuppie: buttoned-down gingham cotton shirts, khaki pants, Clarks. He complained about how he couldn’t shop in Toronto, because it hadn’t yet caught up with “civilization” by having a J.Crew. Recently, I found myself wandering one of... [more]
Posted by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska on 2/19/15
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Top 10 Booths to See at the LA Art Book Fair

by Natalie Hegert
The exhibitor list for this year’s LA Art Book Fair is very very long. So while I’d like to be able to say that this is a definitive top 10 list of booths to see, I can’t quite boast that. This is not a comprehensive list, rather, this is a highly subjective list, and as such, is skewed towards photography publications, publishers that I’m already familiar with (full disclosure: I’m married to an artist who has been featured in publications from Lodret Vandret and Conveyor Arts), and, most... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 1/28/15
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Fairways: ALAC, LA Art Book Fair, and Paramount Ranch

by Andrew Berardini
is only a distant poem to Los Angeles. Uttered on the news by harried meteorologists with names like strippers, the weather here is droughty for caring locals, simply sunny for everybody else. Yes, one of the many good reasons we live in Los Angeles is the definite lack of polar vortices. Not a few of the farflung, chilled by arctic weather, flock to Los Angeles this weekend, for one of our three fairs, two for art and one for art books. Not quite an Art Basel Miami Beach (mercifully) but we... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 1/28/14
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Bibliophilia in Technophobia: A Dream Come True

by Mara Goldwyn
–Walter Benjamin, “Unpacking my Library” Every artist should have a cheap line. It keeps art ordinary. –John Baldessari   Let me tell you about a dream I had. It was a working-through, partially, of an 80’s era Twilight Zone I probably saw for the first time late at night on a television where there were still two knobs for UHF and VHF, re-ran on YouTube this past year. In the episode, words began to lose their meaning. The word “lunch,” for example, became “dinosaur,” and by the end of the... [more]
Posted by Mara Goldwyn on 11/20/13
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Why Publishing an Art Book May Do Nothing For Your Career

by Daniel Rolnik
The last time I got lunch with my friend, he was in the midst of sending applications to McDonalds. Ironically, he was the last person I ever expected this from. The friend I was eating lunch with is one of the most published artists I’ve ever met, with over ten book covers and at least three big solo releases of his own. But what has all that done for him? I mean, right now he’s telling me how it’s literally impossible to feed his family and he’s so desperate for money that in a few minutes... [more]
Posted by Daniel Rolnik on 11/19/13
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I want you to to go the LA Art Book Fair

by Andrew Berardini
Let's be honest here. Fuck art fairs. Long live art book fairs. This weekend Printed Matter opens the first ever LA Art Book Fair. This is important. I want you to go. Art books are generally everything you wanted art to be but you can actually afford it. I don't know how much Laura Owen's paintings are going for, more than I make a year or five it's safe to assume, but her book, is available at Ooga Booga for $500; each is its own unique beauty, handmade with love by the artist. Art... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 2/1/13
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