February 4, 2018 - Kölnischer Kunstverein - Sam Anderson
A monograph
February 4, 2018

Kölnischer Kunstverein / SculptureCenter

Sam Anderson
A monograph


Kölnischer Kunstverein, SculptureCenter, and Mousse Publishing are pleased to announce the publication of Sam Anderson, the artist’s first monograph. The book covers two distinct exhibitions presenting the work of American artist Sam Anderson.

The Park opened in May 2017 at SculptureCenter in New York City followed by Big Bird, which opened in July at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne. The catalog was co-produced by both museums on the occasion of these two exhibitions, and features essays by exhibition curators Ruba Katrib and Moritz Wesseler and an interview with the artist by Lia Gangitano, the Director of Participant Inc in New York City.

The exhibitions marked the first solo museum presentations of Anderson’s work in the United States and Europe. Her exhibition at SculptureCenter was comprised of new commissions, while her exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein brought together existing works spanning several years. The book is fully illustrated with installation images of each exhibition.

Sam Anderson (born 1982 in Los Angeles; lives and works in New York) received her MFA from Yale University in 2010. The artist has had solo exhibitions at Rowhouse Project in Baltimore (2016), Tanya Leighton in Berlin (2015), Mother´s Tankstation in Dublin (2015), Between Arrival and Departure in Düsseldorf (2015), Off Vendome in Düsseldorf (2014) and Chapter NY in New York (2013). She has additionally participated in group exhibitions, including ICHTS at the Dortmunder Kunstverein (2016) and Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2015).

This publication is made possible by Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen; Leinemann Stiftung für Bildung and Kunst; Chapter NY; Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin and mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin.

Kölnischer Kunstverein
Since 1839 Kölnischer Kunstverein has been showing contemporary art. Many of the artists who exhibited here at an early stage in their career—Hans Arp (1919) and Paul Klee (1932) to name just two—have gone on to become one of the greats in the history of art. Exhibitions, such as Happening and Fluxus (1970), curated by Harald Szeemann, made exhibition history. In recent times Kölnischer Kunstverein has equally been showing an exciting mix of outstanding artistic positions by promising young talents. This way, Kölnischer Kunstverein has been making a valuable contribution to positions of new art for more than 175 years.

SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter provides an international forum that connects artists and audiences by presenting exhibitions, commissioning new work, and generating scholarship. 

Mousse Publishing
Mousse Publishing is an independent publishing house founded in 2006. Born as a spin-off of Mousse, the contemporary art magazine, Mousse Publishing was created to give every printed project originality, care, and respect. Mousse Publishing makes books with artists, writers, public and private institutions, galleries, and other art and cultural initiatives. Our focus is on artist monographs and artist books, conceived and created in concert with the artist. Mousse Publishing also releases online contents, printed ephemera, and artist editions.

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