Genres
45 RPM
4
Activism
22
Anthology
24
Architecture
43
Art History
56
Art Metropole Edition
67
Arts Writing
73
Audio
6
Autobiography
6
Bag
12
Beach Towel
4
Book
11
Booklet
8
Books on Books
15
Box set
5
Buttons
7
Calendar
7
Canadian
81
Card
6
Cassette
45
Catalogue
79
CD
124
Ceramics
27
Chapbook
5
Collaboration
6
Collage
37
Collection
5
Comic
37
Concrete Poetry
6
Contemporary Art
314
Conversations
46
Cooking
5
Creative Writing
30
Criticism
153
Culture
23
Dance
4
Design
18
Digital
5
Drawing
63
DVD
7
Enamel Pin
7
Environment
6
Ephemera
11
Essays
176
Every Day Objects
35
Fashion
34
Feminist Theory
12
Fiction
40
Film
28
Film/Video
7
Flexidisc
6
Flip-book
8
Food
10
Found Images
6
Fundraiser
10
Glassware
15
Graphic Design
10
Graphic Novel
5
Handmade
9
History
19
Illustration
163
Indigenous Art
5
Installation Art
23
Institutional Critique
5
International
28
Interview
69
Invitation
5
Jewellery
21
Journal
9
Literature
32
Lithograph
6
LP
8
Mail Art
13
Manual
4
Memoir
5
Monograph
33
Mug
8
Multiple
40
Music
27
New Media
25
Newsprint
20
Notebook
5
Out of Print & Rare
34
Painting
59
Pamphlet
5
Patch
16
Performance Art
43
Periodical
22
Personal Texts
16
Philosophy
4
Photocopy
67
Photography
412
Pin
13
Poetry
133
Politics
34
Postcard
24
Poster
18
Print
64
Queer
22
Retrospective
8
Reviews
20
Risograph
101
Scarves
4
Screenprint
35
Sculpture
43
Self-Published
8
Short Stories
13
Silkscreen
14
Soap
7
Social Practice
4
Special Edition
11
Sticker
6
Sweatshirt
5
Tee-shirt
44
Text-Based Practice
15
Textile
10
Theory
109
Tote bag
27
Translation
4
Travel
11
Unique Edition
13
Video Art
7
Vinyl Record
53
Wearable
8
Zines
33

Shop > Artists' Books

#12546

On Fire

Price
$21.00
Date
2016
Publisher
Paper Monument
Format
Artists' Books
Size
6 × 8.5 in
Length
96 pages
Genre
Essays
Description

Artists’ studios have been burning down for centuries. In Paper Monument’s newest publication, On Fire, author Jonathan Griffin asked ten contemporary artists how they recovered after their studios went up in flames. Talking to them, he gained surprising insights into their working methods, their relationship to their chosen profession, and their reasons for making art.

On Fire is at once an oral history of the phenomenon of the studio fire — a catastrophic but potentially transformative event in the lives of a surprising number of artists — and a behind-the-scenes look at daily life in the artist’s studio. As Griffin writes in his introduction, “For each of these artists there was an instant when time spun on its axles, when they realized that the tiny refuge of safety and freedom that they had won for themselves was gone. It would take months and years, resources and resolve to claim it back. But in the process, something unexpected and valuable — career-altering, in many cases — was revealed to them about the stakes and the possible rewards of their lives as artists.”

On Fire includes writing on Matthew Chambers, Anthony Pearson, Christian Cummings, Catherine Howe, Erik Van Lieshout, JP Munro, William J. O’Brien, Kate Ruggeri, John Riepenhoff, and Brendan Fowler.

Jonathan Griffin is a writer, critic, editor and curator. Born and raised in London, he now lives in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for Frieze magazine, and has written for publications including Art Review, Apollo, The Art Newspaper, Art in America, and The Financial Times. He has contributed essays for monographs on artists including Michael E. Smith, Hernan Bas, Ross Chisholm, Annika Ström, and Eric Bainbridge. He is currently working on a biography of William Copley.

  1. on fire
 

Related Items

  1. David Bradford: Ecstatic Essays No. 01: Nell Zink Is Damn Free
  2. Raphael Rubinstein: The Miraculous
  3. Draw it with your Eyes Closed
  4. Paper Monument Issue Four
  5. Paper Monument Issue Three
  6. Paper Monument Issue One
  7. Paper Monument: As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now?
  8. Art and the F Word
  9. Stephen Wetzel: Occasional Performances and Wayward Writings
  10. Jenine Marsh: Ecstatic Essays No. 04: The Mastication of Alina Szapocznikow
  11. Amy Wilson: Carpets of Las Vegas 2000
  12. Danielle LaFrance: Friendly + Fire
  13. Burning Books

Joel Stillman
  14. Sydney Hermant: Aunt Maud’s Scrapbook
  15. Brian Boigan: We Have Impact
  16. Katrin Koffman: Ensembles Assembled: In Full Color
  17. Alona Rodeh: Safe & Sound Deluxe Edition
  18. Air Show
  19. Rachel Corbett, Rainer Ganahl, and Liam Gillick: Manhattan Marxism
  20. Breaking the Codex
  21. Artists’ Prints and Multiples
  22. Sherrie Levine
  23. Mark Laliberte: BRICKBRICKBRICK
  24. Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist: Age of Earthquakes
  25. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver