Robert Heinecken at MoMA, New York
A major retrospective on Robert Heinecken opens at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on 12 March.
Robert Heinecken (1931–2006) has been called one of America’s most influential contemporary, conceptual photographers, and yet he rarely used a camera. His definition of photography encompassed everything related to the photo; rather than focusing on the photographic image as a creation derived solely from a camera, his interest was on the relation of methods and formalism – often in an irreverent and humorous way – to popular media.
For more on the artist, see Robert Heinecken: Copywork, published by Ridinghouse in 2012.
Image credit: Robert Heinecken, Are You Rea #1, 1964–68. Lithograph, 10 13/16 x 7 7/8” (27.4 x 20cm). Mr. and Mrs. Clark Winter Fund. © 2013 The Robert Heinecken Trust, courtesy MoMA, New York.
Spotted: Abstract Drawing at Drawing Room
Accompanying an exhibition at Drawing Room, London (until 19 April 2014), curated by British artist Richard Deacon, this volume features works that employ various strands of abstract drawing – from the inscriptive and calligraphic to the ornamental and generative.
On 13 March, 1.30–6pm, visit the gallery for an afternoon of presentations and in conversations exploring ideas presented in Abstract Drawing. The seminar includes conversations with artists Richard Deacon, David Batchelor, David Ireland and Alison Wilding.
Further details, including booking information, can be found here.
New title: Zoe Leonard: Available Light
Spreads from our latest title Zoe Leonard: Available Light, published to coincide with the artist’s inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York (7 March–25 May).
In the two related bodies of work that form the centerpiece of this volume, Zoe Leonard poses fundamental questions about the medium of photography and the nature of sight.
Remembering Rose Finn-Kelcey
Rose Finn-Kelcey, a dear artist to Ridinghouse, has sadly passed away aged 68 from motor neurone disease (1945–2014).
Nicholas Pope: Sloth knitting instructions
Especially made for Handel Street Projects’s exhibition multiple market, Nicholas Pope’s Sloth (2012) can be replicated following instructions made by the artist.
Each self-knit Sloth will vary in shape and colour according to the maker’s preferences, knitting style and final sewing up, and has the opportunity to be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Handel Street Project.
The instructions can be bought from Handel Street Projects.
For a chance to receive instructions for free, five copies will be given following the panel discussion Nicholas Pope: 5x5 at Central Saint Martins this Thursday.
For more information on this free event, see the Ridinghouse website.
Shezad Dawood at the Marrakech Biennale 2014
This year’s Marrakech Biennale (26 February–31 March) sees the premiere of Shezad Dawood’s new film work, Towards the Possible Film, which is a study in parallel universes and the sparks that fly when worlds collide.
For more on Shezad Dawood see Black Sun, which is now available in the US. The multiple notions embedded within the ‘black sun’ – relating to eclipse, transfiguration and alchemy – are explored in this beautifully produced publication conceived by the artist.
Image credit: Shezad Dawood, Towards the Possible Film, 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Delfina Foundation.
Spotted: Artwords Bookshop
Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings is currently on display in the window of Artwords Bookshop, Rivington Street, London.
Filled with Bridget Riley’s mesmerising stripe paintings, this catalogue conveys the artist’s unique development in using stripes to animate the entire visual field.
Alison Wilding and Bridget Riley at Art14 London
This weekend, Art 14 London returns to Olympia Grand Hall (28 February–1 March). Coinciding with a display of works by Bridget Riley and Alison Wilding at the fair, we are pleased to launch two new titles:
Alison Wilding: Vanish & Detail
This volume explores over 20 works by the artist and is drawn from Wilding’s recent display at the Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London.
Bridget Riley: Eight Studies 1969-1972
Eight never-before-seen gouache studies are at the centre of this volume, illustrating Bridget Riley’s dynamic approach to colour.
For further information on the art fair, including travel and ticket details, see the Art14 website.
Upcoming book fairs and pop-ups
Ridinghouse is exhibiting at a pop-up book fair at ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair on 20-22 February.
Alongside the contemporary art fair, a small selection of international publishers will be selling their titles throughout the weekend.
A selection of Ridinghouse titles will be available in a special pop-up store at Drawing Room to mark the opening of the group exhibition Abstract Drawing.
The store features Ridinghouse-published books on many artists included in the exhibition: David Batchelor, Bob Law, Alison Wilding, amongst others.
All proceeds from the pop-up will support Drawing Room, an independent and non-profit gallery dedicated to contemporary drawing.
Ridinghouse is partnering with Book Works at The Fruitmarket Gallery’s Artists’ BookMarket on 1 March. A number of our most recent titles will be available to buy at the fair alongside titles from artists and small presses.
The BookMarket is free to the public and features a programme of talks and events supported by the gallery bookshop.
For further information – including opening hours and travel information – see the Ridinghouse website.
Tess Jaray at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham
On Friday, 21 February, Landscapes of Space: Paintings & Prints by Tess Jaray opens at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (21 February–27 April)
This is the first major exhibition devoted to the paintings and prints of Tess Jaray since that at the Serpentine Gallery in 1988, and includes work from the early 1960s to the present day.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of the first monograph on the artist published by Ridinghouse and Djanogly Art Gallery. See the Ridinghouse website for more on The Art of Tess Jaray.
Image credit: Tess Jaray, Always Now, 1982. Acrylic on canvas, 216 x 168 cm | 85 1/8 x 66 1/8 in. Copyright Tess Jaray, courtesy the artist.
From the archive: ’Artist as Writer’ discussion
Jon Thompson’s panel discussion Artist as Writer with JJ Charlesworth and Patrick Coyle at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in September 2011 can be streamed in full on Akerman Daly: http://bit.ly/GZl6cG.
Reflecting on the collected writings of British artist, writer, curator and influential Goldsmiths tutor Jon Thompson, this discussion focused on artists who write. This panel discussion coincided with the publication of The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson, published by Ridinghouse 2011 in association with Akerman Daly.
Image credit: Diego Ferrar via Akerman Daly
Zoe Leonard at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The group exhibition Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology opens at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles on 9 February. The exhibition features work from a number of artists including Zoe Leonard.
March will see the publication of a new monograph on the artist, Zoe Leonard: Available Light. In the two related bodies of work that form the centerpiece of this volume, Zoe Leonard poses fundamental questions about the medium of photography and the nature of sight.
Further information on the publication can be found on our website.
Image credit: Zoe Leonard, Untitled, 1984/1991. Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Press for Dave Hickey’s Pirates and Farmers
Coinciding with the art critic’s talk and book signing at Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, the LA Times featured Dave Hickey’s latest body of writings:
Photography credit: James Juarez for MOCA, Los Angeles
Abstract Drawing at Drawing Room
Abstract Drawing opens at Drawing Room, London, on Wednesday 19 February, 6–8pm!
This group exhibition is curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Deacon and explores the idea of ‘abstraction’ in drawing. Further information on the exhibition can be found on the Drawing Room website.
Accompanying the exhibition, a catalogue published by Ridinghouse will be released in mid-February. Read more on the book on our newly designed website.
Image credit: Alison Wilding, Crate 3, 2001. Gouache, inks and charcoal on paper, 55.5 x 76 cm. Copyright the artist. All rights reserved. Courtesy of the artist and Karsten Schubert, London.