NEW ARTISTS' EDITIONS PREVIEW AND BOOK LAUNCH
In association with Tate Publishing and Afterall, London
Thursday 18 December 2008, 6-9pm

Editions by:
DOUGLAS GORDON, ANTHONY MCCALL, and MARTHA ROSLER
ART AND THE MOVING IMAGE: A CRITICAL READER, Edited by Tanya Leighton; General Editor: Charles Esche

To celebrate three new artists' editions by Douglas Gordon, Anthony McCall, and Martha Rosler, and the launch of the critical reader Art and the Moving Image, published by Tate Publishing in association with Afterall, London, we are pleased to invite you to the preview at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. This book will be available at the gallery at a special discounted price of 25 Euro.

For further details on the editions please click here.  To place an order please contact the gallery at 49(0)30 221607770 or email info@tanyaleighton.com quoting "Editions" in the subject line.

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EDITIONS

DOUGLAS GORDON
In his most well-known works - in video, photography, and sculpture - Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (b. 1966) explores such universal dualities as life and death or good and evil.  Focusing on the familiarity and popularity of moving pictures Gordon manipulates, reframes, and superimposes them to alter viewers' perceptions. In cooperation with Gagosian Gallery.

ANTHONY MCCALL
British artist Anthony McCall (b. 1946), a key figure in the London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s, has developed a cross-disciplinary practice in which film, sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance overlap. McCall's edition draws from his 'solid light' film series and dates back to 1973, the same year that the now-legendary Line Describing a Cone was made. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

MARTHA ROSLER
Since the early 1970s, American artist Martha Rosler (b. 1943), has used video as well as photography, performance, and writing to reveal the constructed nature of our cultural reality. A central figure in the history of video art, Rosler has examined what she has famously described as 'video's utopian moment' - the idea of video as a vehicle for provoking social transformation. Her work is concerned with everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent points of focus are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment. Courtesy of Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin.

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ART AND THE MOVING IMAGE: A CRITICAL READER
Tanya Leighton, ed.; Charles Esche, general ed; Tate Publishing, London, in association with Afterall, 2008.

The mutual fascination between art and cinema has had a great influence on contemporary culture. For the past fifty years, the love/hate affair between the two has triggered vital aesthetic, social and political responses that constantly renew the way we understand our age. This book traces the story from early spatial experiments with film and video technologies to the current widespread use of projected images in museums and galleries. Why has there been a turn to the cinematic in contemporary art? What happens to the moving image when it shifts from the black box to the white cube, when cinema is exhibited? How does this challenge the traditional mediums of film, painting and sculpture? Art and the Moving Image gathers together key texts including new, translated and previously unpublished essays by eminent writers and theorists including Giorgio Agamben, Beatriz Colomina, Serge Daney, Rosalind Krauss, Maurizio Lazzaratto, and Peter Wollen. It offers an essential introduction to the complex field of art and the projected image for both students and general readers.

An indispensable guide to the pivotal role of the moving image within contemporary art.

-Laura Mulvey