No More Reality

Phil Chang
Arthur Ou
Eduardo Sarabia
Anna Sew Hoy

Temporary bookshop and exhibition
July 21 — August 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

Creatures of Comfort
205 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
Creatures of Comfort New York is pleased to present No More Reality, a temporary bookshop and exhibition organized by Textfield, Inc. The bookshop and exhibition will take place in Creatures of Comfort’s adjacent project space at 205 Mulberry St.

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”).

New York Times Tmagazine.

Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr.

Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr., Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr.

Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr.
Softcover, 48 pp., offset 2/1, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-1-4243246-7-5
Published by Anna Helwing Gallery

$12.00 ·

Conversation I: Mario Ybarra Jr. interviewed by Karl Haendel, Wilmington
Conversation II: Karl Haendel interviewed by Mario Ybarra Jr., Los Angeles

The initial idea for the series came when Mario and I had dinner sometime in 2006 or so in London, got kind of drunk, decided our gallery (Anna Helwing, where we both used to show) needed something extra, came up with a book series where her artists would interview each other, and the gallery would publish the books. We then drunkenly called Anna in Los Angeles and told her our plan to raise the level of discourse at the gallery. It most likely failed, as the gallery closed in 2008 and only one book in the series was ever made. But in that sense its a nice relic of the first gallery to open in Culver City, and an exciting time period of recent Los Angeles art history.

—Karl Haendel