exhibition catalogues / books

Issue 6 (2018) of Maake Magazine
Curated by Holly Coulis
20 featured artists, 3 Artist-Run features and full-length interviews
Full color throughout. 80 pages.

Maake talks with painter Joy Garnett about her process, myriad source imagery, and her visceral relationship to color. Full interview online, link in profile! Issue 6 was curated by Holly Coulis. Interview Questions by Beatrice Helman….


The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook
edited by Natalie Eve Garrett
illustrations by Amy Jean Porter

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books (October 11, 2016)


The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook is a collection of personal, food-related stories with recipes from 76 contemporary artists and writers. The original 1961 Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook included recipes from Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Marianne Moore, Harper Lee…. This new version includes stories and recipes from Anthony Doerr, Leanne Shapton, Joyce Carol Oates, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Ed Ruscha, Neil Gaiman, Edwidge Danticat, Aimee Bender, Gregory Crewdson, James Franco, Joy Garnett, Francesca Lia Block, Swoon, Nelson DeMille, Rick Moody and Laurel Nakadate, Nikki Giovanni, T.C. Boyle, Lev Grossman, Roz Chast, Heidi Julavits, Marina Abramović, Curtis Sittenfeld, Julia Alvarez, and many others.


Artist and Writer Joy Garnett’s Essential New York Restaurants, By Alicia Kennedy, Edible Brooklyn, September 26, 2016

Book Review: The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, Publishers Weekly, Sept 20, 2016

Marina Abramović, James Franco, and More: Fanciful Recipes From Artists and Writers, VOGUE, September 2, 2016


The Nuclear Culture Source Book
Editor: Ele Carpenter
Published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst. Nuclear Culture source book press release

Nuclear Culture Cover

The Nuclear Culture Source Book is a resource and introduction to nuclear culture, one of the most urgent themes within contemporary art and society, charting the ways in which art and philosophy contribute to a cultural understanding of the nuclear. The book brings together contemporary art and ideas investigating the nuclear Anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject.

Contributing writers: Peter C van Wyck; Gabrielle Hecht; Timothy Morton; Jahnavi Phalkey; Noi Sawaragi; Eiko Honda; Susan Schuppli; Victor Gama; and Nicola Triscott.

Contributing artists: James Acord; Shuji Akagi; Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway; Erich Berger; Chim↑Pom; Thomson & Craighead; Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson; Gair Dunlop; emptyset; Merilyn Fairskye; Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani; Victor Gama; Joy Garnett; Giuliano Garonzi; Grand Guignol Mirai; Dave Griffiths; Annie Grove-White; Helen Grove-White; Isao Hashimoto; Hilda Hellström; Cornelia Hesse-Honegger; Hollington and Kyprianou; Martin Howse; Pierre Huyghe; Ai Ikeda; Robert Jacobs and Mick Broderick; Miyamoto Katsuhiro; Yoi Kawakubo; Bridget Kennedy; Yves Klein; Erika Kobayashi; Karen Kramer; Sandra Lahire; Jessica Lloyd-Jones; Veronika Lukasova; David Mabb; Cécile Massart; Eva and Franco Mattes; William Morris; Yoshinori Niwa; Takashi Noguchi; Chris Oakley; Uriel Orlow; Trevor Paglen; Yelena Popova; Monica Ross; Susan Schuppli; Taryn Simon; smudge studio; Isabella Streffen; Shimpei Takeda; Nobuaki Takekawa; Kota Takeuchi; Mika Taanila and Jussi Erola; Robin Tarbet; Suzanne Treister; Alana Tyson; Mark Aerial Waller; Andy Weir; Jane and Louise Wilson; Louise K Wilson; and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

UK Sep 16 | US/CAN Oct 16
25 cm x 18 cm, 208 pages

EOE catalogue in situ small

Joy Garnett: Ends of the Earth
Essay: Deborah Frizzell
52 pages; full color illus.
(17.5 x 15 cm/ 6 x 7 inches)
Slag Gallery, NY

Download: EOE catalogue essay [PDF]

published on the occasion of

JOY GARNETT Ends of the Earth

March 25 – April 24, 2016
Slag Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY


Tool-at-Hand-catEthan Lasser. The Tool at Hand. The Chipstone Foundation/Milwaukee Art Museum, 2013. Download: catalogue [PDF]

The Tool at Hand, Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wis. – In March of 2011, the Chipstone Foundation invited sixteen established artists from Britain and America to participate in an unusual experiment: each artist was asked to lay aside his or her standard tool kit and craft a work of art with one tool alone. The Tool at Hand showcased these works, the tools that crafted them, and short, explanatory videos produced by each artist, in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery, December 8, 2011–April 1, 2012. Exhibition schedule: Milwaukee Art Museum (Dec 8 2011-Apr 1 2012); Philadelphia Art Alliance (Feb 1-Apr 28, 2013); Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (May 31-Sept 8, 2013); Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland (October 3, 2013-January 11, 2014).

unmonumental-catGarnett, Joy, and Tom McGlynn. Unmonumental: 2008-2013. New York, first pulse projects, inc., 2013. http://unmonumental.org Book produced In conjunction with Memphis Social. Download: Unmonumental [PDF] / Purchase: Hardcover

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Memphis Social, May 10-18, 2013, an apexart exhibition curated by Tom McGlynn (Beautiful Fields collective) is an exhibition and performance event that hopes to broaden the definitions of a socially engaged art happening. Memphis is a place that becomes universal in its specifics. The wider world knows the importance of Memphis as the birthplace of the Blues, yet, locally the blues still live there. It’s being the location of Martin Luther King’s assassination is important to the wider public, but, locally, the struggle for racial and class equality still continues. On view at multiple sites in Memphis, Tennessee: The Hyde Gallery at the Memphis College of Art, The Cotton Museum, Marshall Arts, Crosstown Arts, and Caritas Village Community Center.

ConvergenceNational Academy of Sciences (U.S.), J. D. Talasek, Alana Quinn, and Lee Boot. Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2012. Online version. “Strange Weather: Joy Garnett and the Tradition of Landscape Painting,” by Lucy R. Lippard.  Download: catalogue essay [PDF]

The National Academy of Sciences has been collecting and exhibiting diverse works of art since 1924, when its landmark building opened on the National Mall in Washington. Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences presents for the first time a significant portion of that collection, including historic pieces by John James Audubon, Harry Bertoia, Hildreth Meière, and J.P. Wilson as well as contemporary works by Mia Brownell, Joy Garnett, Jill Greenberg, David Maisel, Vik Muniz, and many others. Convergence is the first publication to present the Academy’s historic and prescient holdings. No other force has had greater impact on contemporary culture than advancements in science and technology, providing rich terrain for artists to explore and investigate. The Academy’s growing collection encompasses painting, prints, sculpture, photography, and architecture (in the form of its newly restored historic building). Convergence includes essays by E. O. Wilson, Roald Hoffmann, Anne Collins Goodyear, Andrew Solomon, and Lucy R. Lippard, who help to connect the dots between the emerging and increasingly influential intersections of visual culture and science.

Exchange-LeWittRegine Basha, An Exchange with Sol LeWitt. New York, NY: Cabinet, 2011. More info; Download: catalogue [PDF]

MASS MoCA: January 22-March 31, 2011; Cabinet
, Brooklyn, NY: January 20–March 5, 2011.  For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual practice. The story of Sol LeWitt’s exchanges with other artists is by now widely known. Though most artists engage in this process at one point or another, LeWitt seemed fully committed to it as an artistic code of conduct, a way of life. Such exchanges were not limited to the well-known artists that were his peers; he consistently traded works with admirers whom he did not know at all, with admirers who had sent their work to him, as well as amateur artists with whom he interacted in his daily life. He responded to these by sending a piece of his work for every work he received—fostering an ongoing form of artistic communion and, in some cases, a source of support and patronage through the gift. The Sol LeWitt Private Collection retains evidence from most of these gifted exchanges.

AtomicAfterimage-cat2Keely Orgeman. Atomic Afterimage: Cold War Imagery in Contemporary Art. Boston, MA: Boston University Art Gallery, 2008. Download essay: catalogue [PDF]

Atomic Afterimage: Cold War Imagery in Contemporary Art. September 5–November 8, 2008. The exhibition includes works that incorporate declassified reports, and conceptual pieces based on still-classified material. The artists in the show address complex themes ranging from government pro-nuclear propaganda to the power of “sublimely beautiful” nuclear images to distill fear about dangers posed by nuclear testing. Participating artists: Michael Anastassiades, Bruce Conner, Anthony Dunne, Joy Garnett, Vincent Johnson, Michael Light, Robert Longo, Richard Misrach, Trevor Paglen, and Fiona Raby. Installation shots

ImageWar-catArt Gallery of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Image War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict. New York City: Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, the City University of New York, 2006. Download catalogue essay: Godsill-ImageWar [PDF]

IMAGE WAR Contesting Images of Political Conflict examines recent artistic practices that explore media representations of war and conflict. May 19 -June 25, 2006. Organized by the 2005-06 fellows of the Whitney Independent Study Program: Benjamin Godsill, Stamatina Gregory, Katy Rogers, Susanne Ø. Sæther.  The Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave @ 34th St. Download: isp-exhibitionrelease [PDF]  Participating artists: Willie Doherty, Claire Fontaine, Coco Fusco, Rainer Ganahl, Joy Garnett, Johan Grimonprez, Jon Haddock, Amar Kanwar, An-My Le, Din Q. Lê, Radical Software Group (RSG), Tamiko Thiel and Zara Houshmand. IMAGE WAR brings together artistic responses to the mediation of images of war and conflict in our current digitized media culture. It focuses on strategies of appropriation of mass-disseminated images of conflict, many of which have received an iconic status due to the mass media’s extreme packaging and filtration of images since the first Gulf War. The works in Image War remix, transform, or mimic images from the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans, hijackings, popular uprisings, recent American military interventions, and other violent political events.