May 5, 2014 - Badlands Unlimited - Real Gs move in silence like lasagna
May 5, 2014

Real Gs move in silence like lasagna

Product placement moving image work by Badlands Unlimited, 2014.

Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014 and New New Testament available now

Badlands Unlimited, Laurenz Foundation, and Schaulager are pleased to announce the co-publication of two new books by Paul Chan on the occasion of the exhibition Paul Chan: Selected Works, on view until October 19 at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland. Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014 and New New Testament are both available now in paper and e-book editions. 
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Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014
5.75 x 8.25 inches, 390 pages with 42 b/w illustrations
Paperback edition at all fine independent bookshops and ARTBOOK | D.A.P
German language paperback edition available at Koenig Books
Enhanced e-book edition with special video content on Apple iBooks
Also available as e-book on Amazon Kindle

The work of Paul Chan has charted a course in contemporary art as unpredictable and wide-ranging as the thinking that grounds his practice. Selected Writings collects the critical essays and artists texts that first appeared in Artforum, October, Texte zur Kunst, and Frieze, among other publications, as well as never-before published speeches and language-based works. From the comedy of artistic freedom in Duchamp to the contradictions that bind aesthetics and politics, Chan’s writings revel in the paradoxes that make the experience of art both vexing and pleasurable. He lays bare the ideas and personalities that motivate his work by reflecting on artists as diverse as Henry Darger, Chris Marker, Sigmar Polke, and Paul Sharits. He grapples with writers and thinkers who have played decisive roles in his practice, including Theodor W. Adorno, Samuel Beckett, and Marquis De Sade. Along the way, Chan forges an understanding of the role of art in a host of broader social and political arenas beyond galleries and museums, where the potential of art is tested and renewed. Edited by George Baker and Eric Banks with Isabel Friedli and Martina Venanzoni. With an introduction by Baker.

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New New Testament by Paul Chan
7.75 x 10.75 inches, 1,082 pages with 1,010 color illustrations
Limited hardcover edition at all fine independent bookshops and ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
Coming soon as Apple and Amazon e-book

New New Testament documents Paul Chan’s monumental project Volumes, a series of over 1,000 paintings made out of dismantled book covers and the texts that complement each painting. A selection of Volumes premiered at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany in 2012, but New New Testament is the first time all the paintings have been united in a single book. Each painting evokes how books and works of art—both considered objects of knowledge in the past—now exist in our digitally interconnected world chiefly as objects of search. The texts that accompany each painting are composed with bewildering combinations of phrases and lexical marks that reflect how historical distinctions between art, media, and celebrity culture are rapidly dissolving. Part King James Bible, Wittgenstein, and TMZ, each text embodies the spirit of this emerging dissolution. With an essay by art critic and historian Sven Lütticken.

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Paul Chan book signing at Frieze New York

Saturday May 10, 4pm, D.A.P. Booth, Frieze South Entrance

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. will host a book signing with Paul Chan for 2014 Badlands titles Selected Writings and New New Testament. For more information, please visit ARTBOOK | D.A.P.

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About Badlands Unlimited
Founded by Paul Chan, Badlands Unlimited publishes e-books, 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.


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