Left: Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century. Right: Martha Wilson Sourcebook:40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces.
The Independent Curators International (ICI) Sourcebook series is dedicated to contemporary artists’ personal perspectives on social, political, and cultural issues. Each book, edited by a single artist, includes a collection of primary research materials and influences, such as rare archival documents, artwork studies, and excerpts of landmark publications, selected from the artist’s own archive and annotated with personal commentary.
The Sourcebook series follows the development of an artist’s oeuvre through the very material that inspires and influences it. Each book is a catalyst to further understand contemporary artistic practice, particularly by artists who challenge conventional art histories while contributing to its development.
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century
Edited by Allen Ruppersberg
Foreword by Kate Fowle, introduction by Constance M. Lewallen
Design by General Working Group
Softcover, with French-fold jacket, 284 pages
Full Color. 8.5 x 11 inches. 2014
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI) and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) and Walther König Books
The Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century is a unique collection of original source material edited by Ruppersberg from his extensive archives of texts, images, films, records and ephemera influential to his practice over the past four decades. Focusing on nine projects by the artist from 1978 to 2012, the Sourcebook offers an exclusive insight into Ruppersberg’s thinking, and a practice sparked by his interest in 20th century popular culture and pre-digital materials.
Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces
Edited by Martha Wilson
Foreword by Kate Fowle; introduction by Moira Roth; text by Martha Wilson
Softcover, 272 pages
8.5 x 11 in. 2011
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI), and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.)
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Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces is a collection of primary research materials consisting of rare archival documents and excerpts of landmark publications that influenced Wilson and her approach to activism and art. Wilson’s selection encapsulates the contestations around feminism, performance art and alternative spaces, accentuating the ways that identity and positioning are not just self-defined or projected, but also negotiated within one’s environment and through one’s critical reception. This unique selection of materials documents Wilson’s actions and work and reveals her interest in fellow artists such as Vito Acconci, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero and Lynda Benglis and includes in its entirety Lucy Lippard’s exhibition catalogue for c. 7,500, the groundbreaking 1973 exhibition of women Conceptual artists, which first declared the significance of Wilson’s work.
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