This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms (essays on Lutz Bacher
, Stanley Brouwn
, Christopher D'Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York).
A large part of the artist's role in today's professionalized art system is being present. Providing a counterargument to this concept of self-marketing, Herbert examines the nature of retreat, whether in protest, as a deliberate conceptual act, or out of necessity. By illuminating these motives, Tell Them I Said No offers a unique perspective on where and how the needs of the artist and the needs of the art world diverge.
Martin Herbert is a writer and critic living in Tunbridge Wells, UK, and Berlin. He is associate editor of ArtReview
and a regular contributor to Artforum
, and Art Monthly
, and has lectured in art schools internationally. His monograph Mark Wallinger
, a comprehensive study of the British artist's career, was published in 2011.
published in January 2017
12,8 x 19,7 cm (softcover)
128 pages (25 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-200-7
EAN : 9783956792007