This publication for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney is a meditation in drawings and texts on its theme "Revolutions - Forms That Turn". Black-and-white artists drawings and notations ranging from diary entries to song lyrics replace images of work or installation views, creating a hardcover book that exists as an art object rather than a formal document of the exhibition. 200 sketches by over 100 artists are paired with theoretical texts by prominent art historians and curators from around the world.
Original essays have been written by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Jonathan Crary, Iwona Blazwick and Charles Harrison. With short texts by ten curatorial 'comrades' including Hans Ulrich Obrist, Massimiliano Gioni, Russell Storer and Iara Boubnova. Exhibited works listed at the back of the catalogue.
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Onsite

Location code EX.AUS.BSY.2008
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

304

ISBN / ISSN

9780500976845

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Essays
Revolutions foms that turn: the impulse to revolt

- Carolyn CHRISTOV-BAKARGIEV

The Recurring Dream

- Iwona BLAZWICK

Spinning Histories: Displacement and reversal in the arts of perception

- Jonathan CRARY

Innocence and Effectiveness: On the idea of the avant-garde

- Charles HARRISON

Comrades
Revolution is Not for Just Anybody

- Iara BOUBNOVA

Record, Scramble, Playback: Notes on the revolution of form...

- Natasha CONLAND

Dear Carolyn

- Massimiliano GIONI

Interview with Pascal Rousseau

- Raimundas MALASAUSKAS

On Vertigo

- Jessica MORGAN

Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

- Hans Ulrich OBRIST

Bush Mechanics

- Hetti PERKINS

A Note on Lists, aka Fuzzy Logic

- Kathryn SMITH

33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute

- Jane TAYLOR

2008 Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions - Forms That Turn
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2008 Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions - Forms That Turn