In Print

In Print

In Print
March 16, 2010

e-flux is pleased to present the first in a series of exhibitions, presentations and other projects, based in and around our reading room at 41 Essex Street, New York City.

With works by: Saâdane Afif, Julieta Aranda, Cory Arcangel, Micol Assael, Fia Backström, Olivier Babin, John Baldessari, Matthew Brannon, Anne Collier, Martin Creed, Marcelline Delbecq, Thomas Demand, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Claire Fontaine, Andrea Fraser, Aurélien Froment, Ryan Gander, Manuel Graf, Loris Gréaud, Tue Greenfort, Jens Haaning, Jonathan Horowitz, Nathan Hylden, Joachim Koester, Gabriel Kuri, Lisa Lapinski, Gabriel Lester, Benoît Maire, Kris Martin, Jonathan Monk, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Susan Philipsz, Paola Pivi, Dan Rees, Joe Scanlan, Dexter Sinister, Yann Sérandour, Ron Terada, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Anton Vidokle, Danh Vo, and Donelle Woolford

Curated by Adam Carr

From André Breton’s La Révolution surréaliste to printed publications offering space for artist projects today, the magazine has served as a site for artistic production for decades. In Print revolves around the magazine as a location for artwork, looking at recent instances in which artists have utilized this format in periodicals from a variety of origins.

Offering a short history of the fusion of artwork and magazine, In Print focuses more on recent cases than those of the past, on publications whose contents are entirely available for handling and viewing by visitors. In doing so, In Print not only foregrounds the artists’ original intention of choosing such an available context as a site for work, but also intends to encourage participation and eschew the frontal, expected relationship of artwork and viewer. Taking the form of a library shelf, with all of the included publications ordered according to the participating artists’ surnames, In Print is the first in a series of curated bookshelf projects at e-flux reading room.

Reflecting the library or bookstore, and mimicking the movement typically occurring within such domains, the inventory of In Print will expand over time, with the number of participating artists increasing as the exhibition travels.

e-flux reading room is open for research and study from Monday through Friday, 2–6 pm.


Adam Carr is a curator and writer based in London. He has curated a number of exhibitions worldwide, is a regular, contributing writer for Flash Art, Mousse Magazine, and Spike Art Quarterly, and has written for numerous other art publications to date. Carr is editor-in-chief of Archive Journal, established in 2009 with Chiara Figone and published by Archive Books. He is currently a guest curator for Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli, Turin.

e-flux reading room is a rapidly growing collection of several thousand books on contemporary art exhibitions open to the public on New York’s Lower East Side. The books have been donated by numerous art institutions and individuals from all parts of the world and reflect some of the more interesting developments in art of the past decade.

Should you wish to contribute to this collection, please send your publications to:

e-flux reading room
41 Essex Street
New York, NY


Julieta Aranda is an artist and an editor of e-flux journal.

Rirkrit Tiravanija is an artist living and working in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. Since the 1990s, he has aligned his artistic production with an ethic of social engagement, often inviting viewers to inhabit and activate his work.

Anton Vidokle is an editor of e-flux journal and chief curator of the 14th Shanghai Biennale: Cosmos Cinema.

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