Phil Chang — Studio, Affect
7 July – 11 August 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, 7 July 2012, 7-9pm
933 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
As his third and final project that examines the various implications of affect, Phil Chang includes works in Studio, Affect that obliquely address the role of the studio in contemporary culture. Studio, Affect includes various depictions of artist’s studios — photographs of book pages depicting Francis Bacon’s disheveled space, Giacometti in his studio studying his wife, Richter sitting on an office chair — alongside images from catalogs that rely on tropes of the studio. Also included are images Chang has produced which depict his own production. These include photographs of laser prints that have served as studies, and the running sheets (offset prints) from the production of his artist book from 2010. In total, Studio, Affect relies on an array of images presented in an array of formats — chromogenic prints, silver gelatin prints, laser prints, pigment prints, stencil prints, and offset prints — that are hinged within frames. This decision has to do with a desire for “looseness” in presentation that formally and structurally addresses the political and economic implications of the studio.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Organized by Fiona Connor & Co.
Various Small Fires
1212-B Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
While books will be offered for sale, the event will also be an opportunity for local publishers and artists to share titles and editions that are not always available to the Los Angeles community.
Along these lines, each participant will bring five books for either selling and/or sharing. A comprehensive bibliography with all participants and their titles will also be compiled and distributed. There will also be a xerox machine located on the premises for visitors to use.
Textfield, Inc. will display 5 books less than 10 inches, on a shelf provided by the organizers, and an Eduardo Sarabia vase/sculpture, placed on the seat of a chair/pedestal.
Book Affair will also display furniture made specifically for the event by Tahi Moore, Joshua Nathanson, Michael Ned Holte, and Fiona Connor among others.
Participants include: 2nd Cannons, A-Z video, Chinatown: the sequel, Dexter Sinister, Harsh Patel, Henry Glover, Kaleidoscope, Ooga Booga, Prism of Reality, Semiotexte, Textfield, Inc., Works Sited, and WorldFood Books.
Anna Sew Hoy
Temporary bookshop and exhibition
July 21 — August 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Organized by Textfield, Inc.
205 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
In conjunction with the bookshop, which will feature current and archived titles from Textfield Distribution, there will be an exhibition of work by artists that Jonathan Maghen has collaborated with through Textfield to realize various publishing projects. The exhibition will feature the works of Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy.
The bookshop and exhibition title have been appropriated from the Philippe Parreno work, No More Reality (the demonstration), 1991, which is a four-minute video of children demonstrating, and chanting the slogan and title (“No More Reality”).
Richard Lidinsky and Jonathan Maghen, PALS (Coming Soon)
Océ print/poster, 1/0 on pink paper, 20 x 28 inches [21 x 29 inches framed*]
Edition of 3 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield
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Pals (full title: Pals for Life / Life for Pals) is a teleplay about the dialectics of friendships under the strain of artistic endeavor. Shot principally in January 2011 at the Actual Size gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the approx. 34-minute video — told from the point of view of a traditional studio audience television program — revels in the angst and emotion of 4 friends/lovers who must install their respective art works in the presence of frenemies large and small. Each Pal is named after a specific human being, though the story implies that these pals are simple archetypes from a vast universe of narcissistic micro-movements.
*PALS (Coming Soon) print/poster ships unframed; trim size is an exact fit for this frame.