Mel Bochner Solar System & Rest Rooms : Writings and Interviews, 1965-2007
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2008
Synopsis: "Artist Mel Bochner became a writer, he says, almost by accident. In 1965, as a young artist in New York, he was out of a job; Arts Magazine paid him $2.50 for every review he turned in, whether they published it or not; a month of review-writing paid his rent--$28.00 a month. His reviews and articles provoked a range of unexpected reactions. 'At that time, artists who wrote were looked at suspiciously, as if writing somehow tainted their visual practice,' he writes. A painter friend attacked him publicly for 'joining the enemy.' Bochner soon began testing the boundary between writing-as-criticism and writing-as-visual-art. Solar System & Rest Rooms collects both Bochner's writings on art and his writings as art, offering more than fifty pieces-- reviews, art criticism, theoretical texts, interviews, catalog statements, notecards, and his groundbreaking 'magazine interventions'--many reproduced in facsimile." -from the publisher
Category: Artists' Writings
Pages: 235 p.
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 28 x 22 cm.
Binding: sewn bound
Signed: Unsigned and Unnumbered
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