Like his contemporaries Lawrence Weiner, Robert Barry and Sol LeWitt, American Conceptualist Peter Downsbrough (born 1940) combines a fondness for geometric art and typography with the possibilities of the artist’s book. Since the late 1960s he has worked across media (video, film and photography), but the artist’s book has proved an enduring format, a place in which to incorporate other projects and compose with text, line drawings, maps and photographs. In 1993 the publisher, book collector and curator Guy Schraenen wrote of his work: “One might call it the absolute zero of the book, since it presents itself in the simplest form.” This catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of the 85 artist’s books that Downsbrough has published from 1972 to the present, including such classics of Conceptualist book art as And, A Place–New York, Beside, Notes on Location 2and Two Pipes Fourteen Locations.
Since the late 1960s, Peter Downsbrough (b. 1940) has been an important figure in contemporary art, associated with such major international art movements as minimal art, conceptual art, and visual poetry. His artistic work embraces an equally wide range of media: sculpture, architecture, books, film, and photography. This book provides, for the first time, a profound insight into Downsbrough’s diverse and complex use of photography within his artistic work over the last 40 years. A substantial essay by Alexander Streitberger discusses the artist’s photographic work—which includes single prints, series, postcards, collages, and books—within its aesthetic and historical context. Streitberger relates Downsbrough’s work to fundamental issues of photographic practice and discourse such as the photograph as document, the representation of urban space, space-time relations, collage as an aesthetic and political means of expression, the relationship between still and moving image, and the context of presentation. The rich image material—some of which has never been published before—is arranged by the artist himself in order to create a fertile exchange between the topics of the text and his own intervention. Concluding with an exclusive interview with the artist, this book offers a genuine dialogue between artistic practice and theoretical reflection.
Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held May 13 – June 13, 2009. Preface and main text by Teresa Gleadowe, interview with Jack Wendler by Simon Grant. Includes index of Jack Wendler Gallery exhibitions 1971 – 1974, which presented Lawrence Weiner, Ian Wilson, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, John Baldessari, Mario Merz, Hanne Darboven, David Askevold, Stanley Brouwn, Niel Toroni, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Downsbrough, John Murphy, Bruce Robbins, Darcey Lange, David Lamelas, Gerard Hemsworth. Illustrations of selected exhibition cards, installation images, and scenes from the making of Marcel Broodthaers video at Speakers’ Corners, Hyde Park, 1972.
Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at the Galerie Mansart, Paris, May 29 – October 12, 1997. Text by Jean-Pierre Angremy. Includes an exhibition checklist, bibliography, and numerous black-and-white illustrations. Artists exhibited include Edward Ruscha, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Marcel Broodhaers, Robert Filliou, Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Barry, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Annette Messager, Christian Boltanski, Sol LeWitt, Peter Downsbrough, Hanne Darboven, Jean Le Gac, Jochen Gerz, John Baldessari, Dieter Roth, and others. Text in French.
This book contains four different views of an artists’ books collection. We just sorted in chronological order and took a picture of what was inside. Vincenzo Agnetti, Carl Andre, Nobuyoshi Araki, Stefano Arienti, Enrico Baj, John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, Matthew Barney, Robert Barry, Carlo Bertè, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Agostino Bonalumi, Brad Brace, Stanley Brouwn, James Lee Byars, Vincenzo Cabiati, Antonio Calderara, Enrico Castellani, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eduardo Chillida, Jean Cocteau, Gianni Colombo, Pietro Consagra, Gino De Dominicis, Sonia Delaunay, Herman De Vries, Giulia Di Lenarda, Gillo Dorfles, Peter Downsbrough, Marcel Duchamp, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Tom Friedman, Natalia Gončarova, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Emilio Isgrò, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Terence Koh, Jannis Kounellis, Melissa Kretschmer, Frank Kupka, Maria Lai, Sol LeWitt, Ugo Locatelli, Claudia Losi, Françoise Mairey, Man Ray, Ari Marcopoulos, Brice Marden, Amedeo Martegani, Fausto Melotti, Jonathan Monk, Mariko Mori, Bruno Munari, Mario Nigro, Mimmo Paladino, Luca Pancrazzi, Giulio Paolini, Jes Petersen, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Markus Raetz, Angelo Savelli, Salvatore Scarpitta, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Kiki Smith, Dash Snow, Ettore Spalletti, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Tuttle, Erik Van Der Weijde, Bram Van Velde, Luigi Veronesi, Jan Voss, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Erwin Wurm, Yasuhiro Yoshioka
Spanning from Minimalism to Land Art, this selection of the most important drawings from the Marzona Collection at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin features key American and European works, as well as all sorts of related studies and ephemera. Artists: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Giovanni Anselmo, Stephen Antonakos, Art & Language, David Askevold, Robert Barry, Ronald Bladen, Mel Bochner, Bill Bollinger, Stanley Brouwn, James Lee Byars, Jacques Charlier, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Jan Dibbets, Peter Downsbrough, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert & George, Michael Heizer, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, Iannis Kounellis, Gary Kuehn, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Blinky Palermo, Giulio Paolini, Anne and Patrick Poirier, David Rabinowitch, Mel Ramsden, Ulrich Rückriem, Edward Ruscha, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Fred Sandback, Gerry Schum, Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner,
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