Intelligence considers the ideas of artificial intelligence exhibited by machines, as seen in the Sony AIBO robotic dog, and human intelligence, like that which is gathered through interpersonal contact by the US military in accordance with the “US Army Field Guides Manual on Interrogation,” a guide that prohibits abusive techniques of torture. This publication is based on Kalpakjian’s Black Box (2002), an artwork shown as part of his solo show at the Andrea Rosen Gallery that comprises an isolated AIBO robotic dog inside a constructed minimalist box. Over the course of the exhibition, the robot dog took photographic images of its environment, which were hung on the wall beside the box. Intelligence includes images produced during the exhibition, as well as a section that juxtaposes excerpts from the AIBO user’s guide with those from the US military’s interrogation manual. Also included is “The Tail Wags the Dog,” an interview with Bob Nickas discussing the background and implications of both Black Box and Intelligence, an essay on Black Box titled “Shit Photographs” by curator Paul Wombell, and Gilles Deleuze’s “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” which examines issues revolving around the technology of social control and confinement.
Guest Editor Liz Deschenes,
with work by:
Ana Gil-Costa & Sonia Gil-Costa,
Miranda Lichtenstein & Cameron Martin
No.1 Francesca Richer (ed), Matthew Rosenzweig (ed)
No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists.
Showcases works by a variety of contemporary painters, photographers, sculptors and filmmakers. The artists were asked to submit what they considered their “first” work of art—not necessarily the first piece they ever created, but the one that first successfully represented who they are as an artist today. Some of the works are first “mature” works, others are seminal or pivotal, others are catalysts, some are new beginnings. These submissions, along with written artists’ statements, make up this fascinating look at the process of art-marking. Among the artists included are Vito Acconci, Kutlug Ataman, Fiona Banner, Nayland Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, John Currin, Amy Cutler, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean, Wim Delvoye, Mark Dion, Mitch Epstein, Larry Fink, Tom Friedman, Hans Haacke, Ann Hamilton, Gary Hill, Roni Horn, Callum Innes, Joan Jonas, Craig Kalpakjian, Anish Kapoor, Mary Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, Alfred Leslie, Glenn Ligon, Barry McGee, Tracey Moffatt, Shirin Neshat, Gabriel Orozco, Roxy Paine, Richard Prince, Dorothea Rockburne, Tom Sachs, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Juergen Teller, Fred Tomaselli, Rosemarie Trockel, Tunga, Luc Tuymans, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, John Wesley, Sue Williams, Fred Wilson, Lisa Yuskavage and Andrea Zittel. No.1 is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in art and the process of discovery and creation.
The Refco Group, 2004
Among the many lessons we have learned from photography since its inception are a few about the nature of reality and its representation. Long considered a mirror image of the real world, a direct and objective record of what exists in the visual stratosphere, the photograph has come to be understood as something much more complicated and variable, something easily manipulated and modified. Subjective Realities is thus a most apt title for this publication, which presents a stellar selection of contemporary photography from the Refco Collection. Included are works by Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Olafur Eliasson, Barbara Ess, Walker Evans, Adam Fuss, Ann Hamilton, Eva Hesse, Axel Hutte, Craig Kalpakjian, Seydou Keita, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mariko Mori, Catherine Opie, Richard Prince, and many, many more artists. An essay by Dave Hickey introduces the book, and short texts on individual artists have been contributed by Lynne Cooke, Kathryn Hixson, A.M. Homes, Glenn O’Brien, Saul Ostrow, Luc Sante, Katy Siegel, and others.
Visions from America Whitney Museum of American Art
Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001. Sylvia Wolf (Author), Andy Grundberg (Author).
Representing the work of more than forty artists, this volume of over 160 photographs highlights the Whitney’s collection and provides photographic visions made by artists living and working in the United States from 1940 to 2000. Accompanies the 2002 exhibition at the Whitney.