Condé and Beveridge: Class Works

Condé and Beveridge: Class Works

NSCAD University Press

April 8, 2009

Condé and Beveridge: Class Works

Paperback, 160 pages, 34 bw, 112 colour illustrations, ISBN: 978-0-919616-48-6
(902) 494-8221 / thepress [​at​]

Condé and Beveridge: Class Works presents the first comprehensive examination of the collaborative art practice of Canadian photographic artists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. The book features 112 colour reproductions that illustrate their major photographic projects spanning a thirty-year career of working with organized labour to represent the increasingly complex relationships between paid work and global ethical and environmental concerns. Class Works introduces Condé and Beveridge’s artistic breakthrough of 1975, It’s Still Privileged Art, when the artists—under the influence of their membership in Art & Language (NY) and the nascent Conceptual Art movement—turned from formalist art-making to social engagement and from individualized solo production to committed artistic collaboration. Condé and Beveridge’s formulation of left-perspective discourses and their innovations in artistic form herald current art practices in which art-making is understood as a symbolic articulation of human conditions and a tool of community formation. Class Works, edited by Dr. Bruce Barber, includes critical essays by Jan Allen, D’Arcy Martin, Declan McGonagle, Allan Sekula, and Dot Tuer; an extensive interview by Clive Robertson with Condé and Beveridge; and a chronology of their extraordinary art practice.

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge are unique in the annals of contemporary “political art,” thanks to their longstanding collaborations with labor unions and the way their art makes workers’ lived experiences (once-removed) the building blocks of an activist art theory. Their montage of genres and Brechtian stylization are accessible to several worlds. “Class Works” expands their reach still further with the authors’ added analytical layers, opening the door to renewed discussion of the issues at the heart of photographic work committed to social change
Lucy R. Lippard

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, 26 titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Relaunched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.

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NSCAD University Press would like to acknowledge the law firm McInnes Cooper for providing a sustaining operations grant over the years 2008-2011. This grant has made it possible for the press to cover the costs of additional marketing and research.

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