September 22, 2014 - Badlands Unlimited - At the 2014 NY Art Book Fair
September 22, 2014

At the 2014 NY Art Book Fair

Courtesy Badlands Unlimited, 2014.

Badlands Unlimited at the 2014 NY Art Book Fair
September 25–28, 2014

Badlands Unlimited is pleased to participate in the 2014 NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation. This year, Badlands will feature The Best Most Useless Dress: selected writings of Claudia La Rocco; New New Testament and Selected Writings: 2000–2014 by Paul Chan; and a new limited edition works featuring the book Think Like Clouds by Hans Ulrich Obrist. A comprehensive selection of Sharjah Foundation books will also be available, including Sharjah Biennial 11 Catalogue, Manual for Treason, and Towards a New Cultural Cartography.

“She ached inside,
an ache of loss for something she hadn’t even known she’d needed.”

Upcoming events

Paul Chan at Swiss Institute
Wednesday, September 24, 6pm
ARTBOOK + Swiss Institute (SI) invite you to join Paul Chan in conversation with Simon Castets celebrating two new publications, New New Testament + Selected Writings: 2000–2014, published by Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation, and Badlands Unlimited. This event is free and open to the public.

Micaela Durand DJs at NYABF afterparty, MoMA PS1 Print Shop
Thursday, September 25, 11pm
DJ Smart & Outgoing (Badlands’ associate director Micaela Durand and Daniel Leyva) will be spinning at this year’s NYABF afterparty. You can’t stop them. You can only hope to contain them.

Claudia La Rocco at NYABF, MoMA PS1
Sunday, September 28, noon
NYABF + Badlands invite you to join Claudia La Rocco for a book signing at the Badlands table for her new book The Best Most Useless Dress. This event is free and open to the public.

“He gets off on being rough
and domineering and cruel,
but it’s not who he is.”

New fall 2014 titles

The Best Most Useless Dress by Claudia La Rocco
Paper book available at ARTBOOK | DAP; ebook on Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle

“Inquiry and seduction stroll hand in hand through these pages. Insubordinate, sexy, ravenously curious.” 
–Elizabeth Robinson

Widely known as an incisive critic for The New York Times and Artforum, Claudia La Rocco is also a poet and performer whose hybrid texts are as mercurial and imaginative as her criticism. The Best Most Useless Dress reveals the breadth and depth of La Rocco’s work, encompassing a decade’s worth of poetry, essays, performance texts and reviews. These writings explore how movement and rhythm—in time, through space, across bodies, on the page—engender experience itself. The book includes an introduction by poet Elizabeth Robinson. The book is also illustrated with La Rocco’s photographs and notes from her collaborative work with choreographers. The enhanced ebook for Apple includes audio and video that La Rocco has made especially for the book.

Is I, I? by Stéphanie Rosianu
Available now on Apple iBooks

Is I, I? is the first book by Swiss-based writer and artist Stéphanie Rosianu. It consists of a cascading stream of words, phrases, and texts that weave in and out of different modes of perception. Designed like a digital scroll, Is I, I? reflects a sensibility at home with the ever-changing digital landscape today, and how it influences the very nature of our subjectivity. Or in the words of Rosianu herself: “Who is the author behind a list of artists names, things to check, bills to pay, Google Translate or poems? Where stops the composition? The relationship between lists and poems reveals a timeline. Dates and words create another dialogue. Maybe the only trace of the daily life of the author. As the words of the poems collide and flow next to the list of names, another text is generated by the authority of google translate. Is I, I? has to be scrolled in order to accurate your reading experience.”

Between Artists: by Amy Sillman and Gregg Bordowitz
Available now on Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle

Between Artists: by Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad
Available now on Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle

Between Artists is an ongoing series of books edited by Alejandro Cesarco and originally published by A.R.T. Press. They are based on artist to artist conversations. The conversation format permits a thorough and at the same time informal investigation of the artists’ practice and the larger social issues that inform it. By virtue of their clarity, personal focus, affordability, and innovative method of distribution, these books make possible the presentation of contemporary artists and their work to a wide readership. Since the first Between Artists books were released in 2005, they have gained a cult following, and a number of them have been out of print. Badlands Unlimited, in association with A.R.T. Press, is pleased to reissue Between Artists  as ebooks for a new generation of readers.

About Amy Sillman and Gregg Bordowitz
Between December 2006 and January 2007, Sillman and Bordowitz recorded approximately ten hours of conversation on topics ranging from art and philosophy to their personal histories and friendship. The resulting publication follows the chronology of their discussions from beginning to end. The transcript starts where they consider the beliefs underlying their respective endeavors, what art can and cannot accomplish. This ebook contains a new postscript created by Sillman and Bordowitz in the summer of 2014.

About Silvia Kolbowski and Walid Raad
Inadvertently situated during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006, this epistolary dialogue between the two artists traces one artist’s evacuation from Lebanon, and one artist’s experience of the war through texts and images. Interwoven are discussions about aesthetic methodology, representations of war and its aftermath, and the psychical stakes of the politics of war and art.

“Parting his cheeks with my hand, mesmerised
by the wetness between. Unable to resist, I punctuated
my next smack by slipping a finger from my
free hand inside him.”

Badlands consulting: trust us
Since 2010, Badlands Unlimited has published path-breaking books on art and culture in both paper and digital forms. Now we want to share our experience with you. Let us help you navigate through the changing terrain of publishing and find solutions to your publishing needs. Badlands consulting offers a variety of consultation services to help you strategize, develop, or distribute content for your institution or project. Whether you are an individual artist, artist group, non-profit institution, museum, business, or corporation, we will work with you to understand how best to use the resources you have and find the technology and personnel you need to make your publishing project one worth sharing with others.

For more information, visit

“Insides blazing,
the Victoria Secret’s I’d put on
earlier that day were soaked,
more than I’d ever
thought possible.”

About Badlands Unlimited
Founded by Paul Chan, Badlands Unlimited publishes ebooks, limited edition paper books, and artist works in digital and print forms. Historical distinctions between books, files, and artworks are dissolving rapidly. We publish and produce new works by artists and writers that embody the spirit of this emerging dissolution. We make books in an expanded field.

“Cunningham made him feel like
a schoolboy unprepared for
the big exam.”
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