Gathering essays and interviews from 1995 to today, this book offers both an insight into Nickas' vision on contemporary art and a portrait of the American art scene over the last few decades.
Structured like a novel, this publication traces recent art production to Pop art
and Appropriation art
; reflects on the importance of Warhol
, On Kawara
, and Punk
in contemporary culture; pays homage to overlooked figures such as Cady Noland, Jamie Reid, and Steven Parrino
Texts on John Armleder
Jules de Balincourt,
Gardar Eide Einarsson
McDermott & McGough,
Lily van der Stokker
This book has been awarded for the “Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008”.
Working independently, Robert Nickas has realized more than forty exhibitions for galleries and museums since 1984. He recently co-curated the Biennale of Lyon
in France (with the Consortium
team), is an editor of Artforum
, and a Guest Curator at P.S.1 in New York.
His writings and interviews have appeared in Afterall
and Sound Collector
, as well as in numerous catalogues and monographs - Felix Gonzalez-Torres, On Kawara
, Olivier Mosset
, Cady Noland, Andy Wharol