Langlands & Bell: domain
Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell have worked collaboratively since 1978. Their art explores the complex web of relationships linking people, place and architecture, while also questioning the structures and systems with which we attempt to make sense of the world.
Their work ranges from highly crafted models of architectural floor-plans presented as sculpture, through to the full scale architecture of their new bridge for Paddington Basin, London, to the creation of innovative virtual environments. Underlying their work is an almost anthropological interest in the many ways we may discover ourselves in our surroundings.
This publication has been produced on the occasion of the artists' exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery, in 2005. Here, they present recent photographs, a specially commissioned wall painting and new installations designed for MK G's gallery spaces, including an interactive virtual environment in the piece Plunged in a Stream , resulting from their recent collaboration with the BT research labs at Martlesham in Suffolk. It also includes a selected biography.
Gilberto Zorio belongs to a generation of Italian artists who in the mid 1960s pioneered a radical and distinguished artistic movement which later became known as Arte Povera.
Through the use of often modest and humble materials, these artists posed profound questions about the very nature of human existence which still resonate today.
Combining new site-specific work with historical pieces tracing points of his practice for the installation at Milton Keynes, Zorio choreographed elemental forces, chemical reactions and industrial forms into a vibrant environmental experience brimming with awe and wonder.
Published to accompany Gilberto Zorio’s first solo exhibition in the UK at MK Gallery, October 2008 – January 2009.
Gilbert & George: The Rudimentary Pictures
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Mixed media works by Gilbert & George. Conversation with the artists by David Sylvester. Essays by Michael Bracewell and Stephen Snoddy. Includes a biography, exhibition history, bibliography and a filmography. Unpaginated (72 pp.), with 33 four-color plates and additional illustrations. 9-5/8 x 10-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of exhibitions at Milton Keynes Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.
Olivia Plender: Rise Early, Be Industrious
Edited by Remco De Blaaij, Gerrie Van Noord and Olivia Plender.
Texts by Angus Cameron, Maeve Connolly, Lard Band Larsen, Olivia Plender and Tirdad Zolghadr.
As the first significant overview of the work by artist Olivia Plender, this monograph navigates through the evolving attitudes to historical and contemporary forms of communication and education that her research-based practice has explored for the last ten years.
Peter Dreher: Just Painting
This book brings together, for the first time in English, a selection of texts written on the work of German artist Peter Dreher. It focuses primarily on his remarkable series of over 5,000 paintings of the same empty drinking glass, produced since 1974. These texts identify a broad variety of approaches to Dreher’s work, including realist, formalist, conceptual, psychoanalytical, philosophical and spiritual interpretations of a practice that, as writer Lynne Tillman has suggested, addresses the entire “history of the problems in painting”.
With essays by Michael Archer, Peter Dreher, Stefan Kraus, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anthony Spira, Dirk Teuber, Lynne Tillman, Franz Joseph van der Grinten, Beat Wismer and John Yau.
This full-career retrospective on the work of photographer Vivian Maier brings together a selection of key works from throughout her life and career.
Thanks to unpublished archives and recent scientific analyses, this retrospective volume sheds new light on Maier’s work as it documents the artistry of her photographic oeuvre. With texts by Anne Morin and Christa Blu¨mlinger, this detailed look at Maier’s entire archive is organised thematically into sections that cover self-portraits, the street, portraits, gestures, cinematography, children, colour work, and forms. A valuable addition to the continuing assessment of Maier’s work, this book is a one- volume compendium of her most enduring images.
Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning
This publication provides the first overview of works by British artist and photographer Ingrid Pollard. Pollard is renowned for using portrait and landscape photography to question our relationship with the natural world and to interrogate social constructs such as Britishness, race, sexuality and identity. Working across a variety of techniques from photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to artists' books, video and audio, Pollard combines meticulous research and experimental processes to make art that is at once deeply personal and socially resonant.
This book accompanies an exhibition at MK Gallery and Turner Contemporary, curated by Gilane Tawadros, with the artist, and supported by the Freelands Award 2020. Edited by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira. Essays by Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Cheryl Finley, Paul Gilroy, Mason Leaver-Yap and Gilane Tawadros.
Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance
By Anthony Spira and Catherine Lampert.
This book accompanies a major touring exhibition spanning Rego’s entire career since the 1960s, with a focus on work that addresses the moral challenges to humanity, particularly in the face of violence, poverty, political tyranny, gender discrimination, and grief.
The selected pictures, which include previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist’s family and close friends, reflect Rego’s perspective as an empathetic, courageous woman and a defender of justice. The book includes a substantial text by exhibition curator Catherine Lampert that will consider Rego’s oeuvre as a whole and draw upon the artist’s own interpretations and revelations about individual works, as well as appreciations of the artist’s achievements by the acclaimed young American writer Kate Zambreno and new Irish author Sally Rooney.
George Stubbs: all done from Nature
By Anthony Spira, Martin Postle and Paul Bonaventura.
George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ presents the first significant overview of Stubbs’s work in Britain for more than 30 years and brings together 80 paintings, drawings and publications from the National Gallery’s Whistlejacket to pieces never previously seen in public.