87º John Knight

Published by Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, 2001, 35 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.8 × 22.6 cm, English

Price: €16

Produced to accompany John Knight’s site-specific project 87º at the Storm King Art Center. Installed on Storm King’s Museum Hill, it comprised of a telescope—similar to those used by tourists at scenic overlooks—and the view through the telescope’s lens. When directed toward the 87 degrees of the work’s title, the telescope focuses in on a rounded water tower, erected by the former Star Expansion Company in 1958, just south of Storm King’s property. In prioritizing this viewpoint, Knight conceptually connects Storm King’s pastoral hills with the industrial production just beyond them. Star Expansion Company, which manufactured industrial fasteners, was owned and operated by the family that founded Storm King.

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Enkele Werken John Knight

Published by Witte de With, Rotterdam, 1990, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 28 × 32 cm, English

Price: €11

Published on the occasion of the exhibition John Knight – Some Works, 7 April – 20 May 1990 at Witte de With, Rotterdam. Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Knight’s Moves: Situating the Art/Object Anne Rorimer, John Knight: Designating the Site

Since 1969, American artist John Knight (1945) has concentrated on the relationship between architecture, design and art. He bases his work on the interplay between the material object and its contextual conditions, and comments on the meaning of cultural object and cultural space by employing strategies that invert the conventions of production and reception. See more on the show here.

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