Aleksandra Mir : NEWSROOM 1986 - 2000
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 35.1 x 27.7cm.
  • 256 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780980171501

Aleksandra Mir : NEWSROOM 1986 - 2000

Aleksandra Mir

Aleksandra Mir : NEWSROOM 1986 - 2000


Exhibition catalogue / artist's book published in conjunction with show held September 15 - October 27, 2007. Designed by Nick Stone. "In research for this show, three assistants and myself spent months in the Public Library copying 10,000 covers of the two tabloids – the outcome of their combined cover stories of 15 years. From these, I selected around 200 that were particularly poignant, or which formed an ongoing narrative, but most importantly, that made me smile with recognition. I lived in New York between 1989 and 2005, 15 years that roughly coincide with the time period of the show. As I never had a studio in the city, I developed a practice that relied heavily on communication instead: phone, Internet, publishing, travel, performance, ephemera, event production. This show draws on all of the above.

During the two months of the duration of this show, I will create an environment that primitively simulates a newsroom of a major agency or newspaper. The material output of the agency will take the form of drawings, which for me are traces of activities such as reading, moving, talking, remembering and reporting. Together with a team of assistants, I plan to create 200 drawings inspired by the aforementioned tabloid covers and my personal references to them. The gallery will be turned into the studio I never had; at the same time, we will be producing art at a schedule more akin to a news agency than to that of an artist’s studio. Every day, there will be new art and old news on the walls." -- artist's statement.

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