ALEJANDRO CESARCO

‘Between Artists’

An ongoing series of pocket size books that document the different positions and strategies of leading and up-and-coming contemporary artists.

All titles in the series a.r.t. press


Liam Gillick / Lawrence Weiner
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

In this highly informative and thought provoking conversation Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner address some of the most contested topics in contemporary critical debate: the role of art in the community, art institutions and artists’ egos, class antagonism as a visual style, audience participation and responsibilities, collaboration, documentary practices, and art education.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2006



Paul Chan / Martha Rosler
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

A feisty conversation between Paul Chan and Martha Rosler on different strategies and positions of art making in relation to social and political engagement, as well as discussions on boredom, bodily suffering, Bertolt Brecht, Chris Marker, and The Passion of The Christ.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2006



Silvia Kolbowski / Walid Raad
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

Inadvertently situated during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006, this epistolary dialogue between the two artists traces one artist’s evacuation from Lebanon, and one artist’s experience of the war through texts and images. Interwoven are discussions about aesthetic methodology, representations of war and its aftermath, and the psychical stakes of the politics of war and art.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2007



Amy Sillman / Gregg Bordowitz
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

Over a two-week period between December ‘06 to January ‘07, Amy Sillman and Gregg Bordowitz recorded approximately ten hours of conversation covering topics such as art, philosophy, their practices, their personal histories and their friendship. This edited transcript roughly follows the chronology of their discussions from beginning to end. The transcript starts where they consider the beliefs underlying their respective endeavors, what art can and cannot accomplish.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2007



Maria Eichhorn / John Miller
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

In this conversation Maria Eichhorn and John Miller set out to closely read some of their own recent production. Reviewing several bodies of work the two artists expose their working strategies, interests and inspirations. The conversation ranges from, among other topics, climate changes to personal ads, from Seth Siegelaub’s “Artist’s Contract” to Duchamp’s “Monte Carlo Bond,” and from the machinations of capital to American game shows.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2008



Andrea Bowers / Catherine Opie
(Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

Over the course of several recorded conversations, Andrea Bowers and Catherine Opie reveal the many similarities in their backgrounds and discuss ideas concerning documentary methodologies and community based work. The conversation spans many of the topics they regard central to their practices and responsibilities as artists, from memories and community, to activism, documentary, feminism, war, and environmentalism.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2008



Harrell Fletcher / Michael Rakowitz (Edited by Alejandro Cesarco)

A lively conversation largely composed of anecdotes and first person narratives that addresses central and shared concerns in both artists’ practice. Discussions about the pedagogy of art, social practice, story-telling, sincerity, community-oriented projects, and documentary strategies are interwoven with analysis of some of Fletcher’s and Rakowitz’s key works.

New York: A.R.T. Press. 2008