Category Archives: Art

12 PEACES

A dozen imperfect peace symbols—or twelve perfectly different peaces? Copublished with Draw Down, 12 PEACES is an edition of 500 screenprinted boxes, each measuring 5.5 × 3.25 inches and containing the following: 12-page booklet (2.75 × 4.25 in.), 2 in. button, 1 in. button, iron-on patch (2.5 in.), and two sticker sheets (2.75 × 4.25 in. each).

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Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia





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8 x 10.5 inches
228 pages
Typeset in Neutral
Printed on Arctic Volume White in Belgium by Die Keure
Designed with Steven Waldron, Adam Sherkanowski and Becky Hunt
Published by Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press
ISBN 978-0-300-21470-3

Indigenous concepts of time play a critical role in the works of many contemporary Indigenous Australian artists. Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia showcases prime examples, featuring many works of art that have never before been exhibited outside Australia. The book provides a cultural framework to help understand these objects, emphasizing the importance of the land, the rich narratives that cleave to it, and the art it inspires. It is organized around four central themes: ancestral transformation, ritualized performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Six essays and sixty works highlight many of the most significant Indigenous Australian artists of the last forty years, from Rover Thomas and Emily Kam Kngwarray (both former representatives at the Venice Biennale) to the visual and performance artist Christian Thompson. Also included are examples of related historical objects and a technical examination of traditional Indigenous bark paintings.

Available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.

Index 04

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Issue 04 of Index is out and 05 is underway.

Index—a magazine for the Harvard Art Museums

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Index is a magazine for the Harvard Art Museums. Each printed issue (three so far) features a different color, determined by the date on which it’s published. Online the color changes every day.

 

MATERIAL 3

  

MATERIAL exists as a platform for the artist’s voice. Each issue brings together a different group of artists who write, as well as a new collaboration with a graphic designer. During the production of this third issue, our designer Zak Jensen put forth the idea of concatenation—the act of linking together, or the state of being joined. The cover (Eight Takes Sense—Yes, Hooks a Kitchen House, A Surrealists’ Leash, Visual Oeuvres…) is a concatenated sentence which employs one word from the title of all eleven texts, and also functions as the table of contents for the journal.

Concatenation (c.1600, from L.L. concatenatus, pp. of concatenare “to link together,” from com- “together”+ catenare, from catena “a chain”) seemed an appropriate word for our editorial method. An unlikely assemblage of texts becomes connected through this process; uncanny linkages emerge. Wyeth appears twice. Performances interact. In this issue: voices that duel, voices that parrot, voices that hypothesize, translate, and meditate, voices that speak simultaneously. As Roland Barthes writes, we have assembled these textual events, as “pleasure in pieces; language in pieces; culture in pieces,” to build upon one another into something new.*

This third issue includes contributions from Farrah Karapetian, Paul Zelevansky, Renee Petropoulous, Nate Harrison, James Welling, Natalie Häusler, Harold Abramowitz, Shana Lutker Stephanie Taylor, Alice Könitz, Frank Chang, and Emily Mast.

Get a copy online from MATERIAL, Textfield, Motto Distribution, or at a bookstore near you (if you’re in Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Copenhagen, Chicago, Geneva, Lausanne, London, Los Angeles, Malmö, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle or Zurich)!

*Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text, trans. Richard Miller (New York: Hill and Wang, 1975), p. 51

Yale MFA Photography 2011

Designed this with Mylinh. Photo spreads, top to bottom: Terttu UibopuuMatthew Booth, Matthew Grubb, Victoria Hely-Hutchinson.

Yorgos Prinos

Website for Yorgos Prinos, designed with Brian Watterson.