i confess Moyra Davey

Published by Dancing Foxes Press, New York & National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2020, 168 pages with foldout poster insert (colour & b/w ill.), 17.2 × 24 cm, English

Price: €32 (Temporarily out of stock)

With text by Moyra Davey, Dalie Giroux, Andrea Kunard

Over the last forty years, Moyra Davey’s work in photography, film, and text presents a wide-ranging model of engagement with the world: reflections on producing and consuming, on writing and reading, and on novelty and obsolescence. Based on Davey’s eponymous 2019 film of the same title, i confess triangulates the lives and work of three writers: the American novelist and essayist James Baldwin, the Québécois revolutionary Pierre Vallières, and Ottawa-based political philosopher Dalie Giroux. With Baldwin’s 1962 novel Another Country as its point of departure, the narrative arrives at the work of each figure in succession, threading themes of race and poverty, language, and nationalism into Davey’s personal chronicle of the 1960s and 1970s;a turbulent period of Québécois history marked by separatism and violence, unresolved to this day.

Designed by Santiago da Silva.

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Transmissions Nick Mauss

Published by Dancing Foxes Press, New York; Yale University Press, New Haven & the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2020, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.8 × 24.1 cm, English

Price: €34

This book extends into book form Nick Mauss’s 2018 exhibition Transmissions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which was heralded by the New York Times as “an installation, a collage of several art forms, a revisionist investigation of New York modernism and sexual expression, and an essay in queer theory…”

Including never-before published reproductions of documents and artworks by Eugene Berman, Ilse Bing, Paul Cadmus, Maya Deren, Walker Evans, Peter Hujar, George Platt Lynes, Elie Nadelman, Isamu Noguchi, PaJaMa, Dorothea Tanning, Pavel Tchelitchew, Carl Van Vechten, and many more. The essays consider subjects of ballet and the body, Mauss’s work as artist and exhibition maker, performance and historiography, and dance in museum spaces.

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Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest Moyra Davey

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln and Dancing Foxes Press, New York, 2017, 125 pages (colour and b/w ill.), 24 x 16 cm, English

Price: €27 (Temporarily out of stock)

This latest book by the artist Moyra Davey is based on two related group of works, Les Goddesses (2011) and Hemlock Forest (2016), which each take form through text, photography, and film. Layering introspection and personal narratives with meditations on the lives and works of other writers, filmmakers, and artists—ranging from 18th-century feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft to Chantal Akerman, and Moyra Davey’s own five sisters. The book is conceived and published in collaboration with the artist Galerie Buchholz and Dancing Foxes Press. The book contains, alongside numerous reproductions, an introductory text by Aveek Sen and transcriptions of the texts for both film projects by the artist.

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In Part: Writings Julie Ault

Published by Dancing Foxes Press, New York & Galerie Buchholz, Köln, 2017, 272 pages, hardcover w. dust jacket, 23.5 × 16 cm, English

Price: €28

Spanning more than three decades, “In Part” brings together a full spectrum of the New York–based artist, writer and activist Julie Ault’s published texts through selected extracts in a single volume. Reprinted in chronological sequence alongside a selection of full-length texts, this series of excerpts offers a timeline of Ault’s artistic development, longstanding political concerns and dynamic interpersonal affinities. The book is edited by Julie Ault and Nicolas Linnert and has an introductory text by Lucy R. Lippard. The book is published in collaboration of Dancing Foxes Press and Galerie Buchholz.

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