Dara Birnbaum, General Idea, Exhibiting the New Art

Three new books are being released by Afterall:

  • Exhibiting the New Art: ‘Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form’ 1969, first in the publisher’s new Exhibition Histories series, on two exhibitions from 1969 that “brought together Arte Povera, Anti-Form, Conceptual and Land art, whilst challenging such categories and introducing innovative curatorial approaches.” Contributors are Christian Rattemeyer, Wim Beeren, Charles Harrison, Harald Szeemann, Tommaso Trini, Claudia Di Lecce, Steven ten Thije, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Piero Gilardi, Richard Serra, and Teresa Gleadowe
  • T. J. Demos, Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, “proposes a fascinating shift in the positioning of Birnbaum’s work, from an emphasis on her deconstruction of mass cultural ideology to an innovative and newfound consideration of her creative retooling of consumer imagery.”
  • Gregg Bordowitz, General Idea: Imagevirus, “approaches the virus as idea, as tactic and as identity.”