[Left] Cover Image. One for Me and One to Share: Artists' Multiples and Editions (2012).
[Right] Libby Hague: Be Brave! We are in this together (2012). Photo credit: Allan Kozmajac
BOOK LAUNCH | ONE FOR ME AND ONE TO SHARE: ARTISTS' MULTIPLES AND EDITIONS.
EDITED BY DAVE DYMENT AND GREGORY ELGSTRAND
SATURDAY 26 MAY 2012, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LIBBY HAGUE | BRAVE INTERVENTIONS
SATURDAY AFTERNOONS, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
BOOK LAUNCH | ONE FOR ME AND ONE TO SHARE: ARTISTS' MULTIPLES AND EDITIONS
Edited by Dave Dyment and Gregory Elgstrand
Published by YYZBOOKS
Launch Price $30.00
205 pages softcover, 36 colour reproductions
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Artists' multiples have been at the forefront of alternate means of artistic circulation and exchange for the last fifty years. Artists' multiple production is frequently concerned with ideas of distributions, reception, value, and commerce, either to mimic, mock, or as an attempt to circumvent predominant economic systems entirely. Artists have frequently taken on the role of proprietor, retailing their works in stores, market stalls, and vending machines of their own design. Others have produced magazines, mail-order catalogues, and e-commerce sites in order to distribute works. Some have pegged the price of a multiple to value of gold while others have produced work to be given away. Reflecting these artistic considerations, the essays and interviews in One for Me and One to Share address artists' multiples as a means for production, circulation, and reception.
Featuring essays and interviews by Nicholas Brown, Mark Clintberg, Océan Delleaux, Dave Dyment, Gregory Elgstrand, Cary Leibowitz, Roula Partheniou, Harry Ruhé, and Jonathan Shaughnessy.
Illustrated with over thirty-six colour reproductions of artists' multiples by John Baldessari, Fionna Banner, Joseph Beuys, BGL, Barbara Bloom, George Brecht, Maurizio Cattelan & Ali Subotnick & Massimiliano Gioni, Marcel Dzama, Fluxus, FM3, Ken Friedman, General Idea, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Martí Guixé, Jesse Harris, Jenny Holzer, Alice Hutchins, Miranda July, Germaine Koh, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Cary Leibowitz, Micah Lexier, George Maciunas, Piero Manzoni, Christian Marclay, Kelly Mark, Josephine Meckseper, N.E. Thing Co. LTD., Maurizio Nannucci, bpNichol, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Mitch Robertson, Tom Sachs, Paul Sharits, Mieko Shiomi, David Shrigley, Ben Vautier, Lawrence Weiner, Ai Weiwei, and Rachel Whiteread.
LIBBY HAGUE | BRAVE INTERVENTIONS
As part of the YYreZidency program, Libby Hague has curated several interventions and performances to take place in her interactive installation Be Brave! We are in this together; we anticipate the super-energy combo of sculptural drama and live human performance. The interventions are scheduled for Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:00pm, with open rehearsals happening any time during regular gallery hours. A variety of documentation will be made and presented as a small video series through the social media outlet YouTube.
Every exhibition can provide a formal clarity and distance, which furthers self- understanding. Interventions are distancing filters, which connect us to another creative mind in the short window of our availability. The format layers rather than blends ideas so that each contributing flavour stays visible, distinct, and delicious.
MAY 26 | PHILIP ANISMAN: A READING FROM INFINITE JEST BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
Philip Anisman practices law, mainly securities law, in Toronto –most of the time- and has written legal books,, articles, and op-eds. He also reads literature sometimes aloud at Libby Hague's shows. May 26 is one of these times.
JUNE 2 | CATHERINE CARMICHAEL: I FOUND IT IN THE STREET- A MOVEMENT BASED SOUNDSCAPE
Carmichael's exhibitions include a solo show at the Parisian Laundry (Montreal) and an upcoming group show at the Zweigstelle (Berlin); her performances include the New Soundworks Festival (Meaford). Carmichael's cycle of poems: Ecstatic Shift was published in Hamilton Arts and Letters. She was a founding member of Niagara, an improvised sound performance group in the 80's (Toronto).
JUNE 9 | ERICA IRIS: A VOCAL EXPLORATION
Mezzo-soprano Erica Iris, emerged onto Toronto's music scene with "a gorgeous big voice, seamless from top to bottom, dramatic, and highly expressive." (Howard Dyck). Winner of the 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, she has made numerous performances with the Aldeburgh Connection, and is one of eight rising Canadian musicians who were recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio 2's In Concert.
JUNE 16 | ANDREA CERSWELL: A VOCAL EXPLORATION
Hailed as the possessor of a "bright, pretty voice with surprising power" (Opera Canada). Canadian soprano Andrea Cerswell is emerging as an exciting presence on opera and concert stages. Highly praised as Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, she also performs as an Oratorio soloist and was featured as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Brampton Symphony Orchestra. In July, Cerswell will travel to Milan to perform Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, as part of the Accademia Europea dell'Opera.
JUNE 23 | ZOJA SMUTNY: A DANCE-BASED PERFORMANCE
Zoja Smutny spends her time creating dance works, performing, and teaching in Berlin, Toronto, and Montreal. Smutny's work, both performance and video, has been presented at international festivals including Hop Scotch at the Cultural Olympiad, 2010, and the 64th Festival des Cannes, 2011. Her new solo work this I LOVE YOU thing, premiered at UFERSTUDIOS in Berlin and will be presented in Tel-Aviv in May.
JUNE 30 | MAEV BEATY: A PERFORMANCE WITH VOCAL EXPLORATION
Maev Beaty is a Toronto based actor, writer and voice artist. Her favourite stage credits include Civility (Necessary Angel), The Penelopiad, The Happy Woman (Nightwood Theatre), Ritter Dene Voss (La Mama, NYC, One Little Goat), and Parfumerie (Soulpepper). She has been nominated for Outstanding Performance Dora awards for Montparnasse and Dance of the Red Skirts (Theatre Columbus). Beaty is also co-Artistic Director of Belltower and Sheep No Wool Theatre companies, and an associate of Groundwater Productions. www.maevbeaty.com
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