This publication brings together the proposals for monuments for the United States of America by the over 60 international artists invited to participate in the attendant exhibition. Freed from contextual, budgetary, or practical constraints, the proposals reflect each artist’s ideas about the type of monument the people of the United States currently need or deserve, and reexamine our notions of what monuments can be, and what role they can play in our civic and imaginative life. Featured Artists Allora & Calzadilla,Tariq Alvi,Janine Antoni,Edgar Arceneaux,Artemio,Robert Beck,Michel Blazy,Monica Bonvicini,Andrea Bowers,Fernando Bryce,Los Carpinteros,Paul Chan,Adam Chodzko,Martin Creed,Enrico David,Jeremy Deller,Thomas Demand,Jessica Diamond,Sam Durant,Shannon Ebner,Elmgreen & Dragset,Meschac Gaba,Anya Gallaccio,Hans Haacke,Susan Hiller,Thomas Hirschhorn,Chris Johanson & Kal Spelletich,Michael Joo,Ilya & Emilia Kabakov,Brad Kahlhamer,Barbara Kruger,Gabriel Kuri,Ken Lum,Jason Meadows,Aleksandra Mir,Liliana Moro,Mike Nelson,Paul Noble,Yoshua Okon,Jennifer Pastor,Kiersten Pieroth,Paola Pivi,Marjetica Potrc,Tobias Putrih,Qiu Zhijie,Rigo 23,Matthew Ronay,Michael Ross,Santiago Sierra,Gary Simmons,Yutaka Sone,Frances Stark,Michael Stevenson,Do-Ho Suh,Torolab,Shirley Tse,Jeffrey Vallance,Mark Wallinger,Olav Westphalen,Xu Zhen,Zhang Huan

At this point in art time, new media work needs no longer be prefixed by “new.” With a firm place in institutional and private collections, with an ever-burgeoning range of practitioners, media art can safely be considered a part of the contemporary canon. And hence Fast Forward, a hefty, thorough reference guide, a virtual catalogue raisonné of the medium, from works found in the Goetz Collection. Over 180 film and video works by almost 80 international artists are represented, including: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitken, Chantal Akerman, Francis Alÿs, Emmanuelle Antille, Kutlug Ataman, Matthew Barney, Andrea Bowers, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Tacita Dean, Rineke Dijkstra, Stan Douglas, Tracey Emin, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Mona Hatoum, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Pierre Huyghe, Annika Larsson, Sharon Lockhart, Steve McQueen, Bjørn Melhus, Arnout Mik, Tracey Moffatt, Sarah Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer, Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij, Pipilotti Rist, Santiago Sierra, Beat Streuli, Sam Taylor-Wood, Diana Thater, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, and Gilian Wearing. The book is rounded off with introductory essays by Peter Weibel, Stephan Urbaschek, Mark Nash, and Sabine Himmelsbach, plus short essays on individual artists, and bibliographic and technical information.