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The Assistants Edited by Fionn Meade

Uri Aran, Cathy Wilkes, Adrian Piper, Laure Prouvost, Matthew Brannon, Slavs and Tatars, Nairy Baghramian, Rosalind Nashashibi, Andrea Buttner, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Mousse Publishing
Artists' Books
13 × 20 × 1.3 cm

Perfect bound, softcover, brown paper heavy stock bookmark insert, b/w and colour illustrations, English text.

The Assistants originates as the visual and conceptual companion of the exhibition organized at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Featuring original contributions together with rarely seen works, the publication is animated by Uri Aran, Nairy Baghramian, Matthew Brannon, Andrea Buttner, Rosalind Nashashibi, Adrian Piper, Laure Prouvost, Slavs and Tatars, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Cathy Wilkes.

The Assistants explores the transitive potential of art, including how artworks can take on attendant guises and play assisting roles, serving as custodians of memory while also producing resistant gestures and deviant substitutions. […] Resigned to respond as generate rather than fix meaning, The Assistants are inalienable and moving within and among us, writes Walter Benjamin, ‘None has a firm place in the world, or firm, inalienable outlines…There is not one that is not either rising or falling, none that is not rading qualities with its enemy or neighbor, none that has not completed its time adn yet is unripe, none that is not deply exhausted and yet is only at the beginning of a long existence.’” – Fionn Meade

  1. The Assistants

Edited by Fionn Meade

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