Can't Reach Me There
Can't Reach Me There is published on the occasion of the 2015 exhibition guest curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer at Midway Contemporary Art. Artists in the exhibition include Kelly Akashi, Diti Almog, Christina Forrer, Simone Forti, Jeff Ono, Laura Owens, Mark Roeder, Jay Tucker, and Isamu Noguchi. The catalog includes texts by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Jon Leon, Jonathan Richman, and Mark Roeder.
Authors: Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Jon Leon, Jonathan Richman, and Mark Roeder, 2016
Design: Lauren Mackler
Edition of 300
Paperback, 4.125 x 6.875 in, 160 pp.
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Katelyn Farstad: MOUTHBREATHER
MOUTHBREATHER focuses on Katelyn Farstad's 2012 exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art. The unbound egg-shaped catalog features texts by Eric Crosby, Katelyn Farstad, and Tony Sunder, alongside images from the exhibition and additional plates with individual works not included in the exhibition.
Authors: Eric Crosby, Katelyn Farstad, Tony Sunder, 2015
Design: Dante Carlos
Edition of 200
Paperback, unbound, 7.5 x 11 in, 63 pp.
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Megan Francis Sullivan: Zipperkeeper 2015
Megan Francis Sullivan's latest publication is a small appointment calendar entitled Zipperkeeper 2015. Its cover shows images of coins from various currencies and symbols of full and new moons passing under a grid. Inside, the grid shifts to organize time in different scales and diagonals. Single pages portray images of a protest from the 1960’s, the young artist Kim Gordon in 1980, floor tiles from Cooper Union’s foundation building and an image of an institutional clock. Published on occasion of the exhibition click click, space space at Midway Contemporary Art.
Author: Megan Francis Sullivan, 2014
Design: Julie Peters
Edition of 300
Paperback, 15 x 10 cm, unpaged
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Nina Canell: Stray Warmings
Published in relation to the exhibition Stray Warmings at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis, this new monograph brings together writing and reproductions that extend beyond this particular context. The book documents the broader framework that has defined the artist’s practice during the past years, considering how intuition, corners, and a stratification of the transparent have formed Canell’s understanding of sculpture and its dissolution.
Authors: Nina Canell, Steven Connor, Dieter Roelstraete, and Monika Szewczyk, 2014
Co-published with Sternberg Press
Design: Robin Watkins
Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm, 216 pp.
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Nick Mauss: Come and Interrupt Me
Come and Interrupt Me is published in conjunction with the exhibition Perforations at Midway Contemporary Art. It combines images of Mauss' work from that exhibition with installation views from exhibitions elsewhere. It includes texts by Michaela Eichwald and the artist.
Authors: Nick Mauss, Michaela Eichwald, 2012
Design: H I T
Language: English and German
Softcover, 8.5" x 10.5", 64 pp.
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Before the Sun: Late Culture in the American Bottom
This 12" vinyl LP, produced with Karthik Pandian's 2010 exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art, features text and sound explorations by Eric D. Clark, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Karthik Pandian, Joe Sanfelippo and John White. The accompanying catalog insert illuminates Pandian's work through essays by Jason E. Smith and anthropologist Michael Taussig, poems by Amy Gerstler and Barry MacGregor Johnston, and illustrations including four full color plates.
Authors: Karthik Pandian, Michael Taussig, Jason Smith, 2010
Recordings: Eric D. Clark, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Karthik Pandian, Joe Sanfelippo, John White
With illustrations by Dr. John E. Kelly, Archaeologist
Design: John Rasmussen and Karthik Pandian
Vinyl LP in 12" x 12" album cover with catalog insert, 23 pp.
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Anthony Pearson: Solarizations
An essay by Tim Griffin and an interview between Anthony Pearson and John Rasmussen discuss Pearson’s unusual approach to photography, his solarization and lens flare pieces, and his process. Twenty plates give the reader a clear sense of this body of work. Published on occassion of Anthony Pearson's 2008 exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art.
Authors: Tim Griffin, Anthony Pearson, John Rasmussen, 2009
Design: Abi Chase
Hardcover, 6 x 10”, 96 pp.
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This publication provides a visual overview of Sibony's solo exhibitions from 2004-2007, including his 2007 Midway Contemporary Art exhibition. Designed by the artist and Purtill Family Business.
Author: Gedi Sibony, 2008
Photography: Jaseon Mendella, Gedi Sibony, Stefan Wagner and Cameron Wittig
Paperback 7 x 10", 45 pp.
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This catalog accompanied the 2008 Midway Contemporary Art exhibition Catawampus that featured new work by Michael Queenland, Richard Aldrich, Shannon Ebner, Nancy deHoll, Ann Craven, and Amy Granat & Matt Keegan.
Editors: Amy Granat & Matt Keegan. Author: Anthony Huberman, 2008
Paperback 6.5 x 8", 27 pages
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This monograph focuses on painter Todd Norsten's 2006 Midway Contemporary Art exhibition and a series of selected works on paper.
Editor: John Rasmussen. Author: Philippe Vergne, 2007
Design: Matt Rezac
Paperback, 6.5 x 8”, 90 pp. w/3 single gatefolds and 1 double gatefold
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Omer Fast: Godville
"Godville is a two-channel video constructed from interviews with eighteenth-century character interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg, a living-history museum in Virginia, U.S.A. The museum actually occupies the grounds of the historical town that it recreates, administering to the preservation of town's buildings and grounds while training and paying its residents to act out colonial American life." - preface
Editor: John Rasmussen. With interviews with the actors Frances Southall, Jack Burgess and Will, 2005
Paperback, 6.25 x 4.75”, 64 pp. plus postcard leporello (9 pp.)
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Guyton\Walker: The Failever of Judgement
This monograph focuses on the Guyton\Walker collaborative team of New York-based artists Wade Guyton and Kelly Walker. The Failever of Judgement provides documentation of the artists’ first collaboration at Midway Contemporary Art in 2004, with additional documentation of new work. Includes essays by Johanna Burton and Fabrice Stroun and an interview with the artists by John Rasmussen and Douglas Fogle.
Published with JRP|Ringier (Zurich)
Editor: John Rasmussen. Authors: Johanna Burton, Douglas Fogle, John Rasmussen, Fabrice Stroun, 2005
Hardcover, 8 x 11.25”, 64 pp.
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Taking its title from the Elaine May's 1987 film Ishtar, this group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based critic Bruce Hainley touches on many of the same interests and dichotomies: a comedy that is political and analytical at the same time; an abstraction but also a representation; and a cultural production outside of much discourse. The catalogue traces the attempt to create an informed dialogue for artwork that evades easy classifications and readymade discussions of abstraction vs. representation. Featured artists include: Brian Calvin, Samara Caughey, Lecia Dole-Recio, Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau, Richard Hawkins, Larry Johnson, Patrick Hill, Cady Noland, Sturtevant.
Authors: Bruce Hainley and Siobhan McDevitt. Editor: John Rasmussen, 2003
Paperback, 6.5 x 9”, 32 pp.
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