Human Right Stephen Willats

Published by Victoria Miro, London, 2017, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Stephen Willats: HUMAN RIGHT, 4 March – 4 June 2017, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough.

Two decades ago Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a project involving several organisations in the town, from the library to the mosque. For this exhibition he returned to Middlesbrough to work with local community developers on a new project.This publication is co-published by Victoria Miro and Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).

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Representing the Possible Stephen Willats

Published by Victoria Miro, London, 2014, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Representing the Possible at Victoria Miro, London, in spring 2014. Representing the Possible brings together previously unseen works on paper from the 1960s and the present day in a specially conceived installation. Comprising four large-scale site-specific wall drawings, the installation transformed the gallery’s architecture into an immersive drawn environment with 37 individual works on their surfaces.

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Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet. And There Are Two of us in Here, May-June/September 1980 Stephen Willats

Published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 2019, 168 pages, 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €12

Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet, And There are Two of Us in Here is dedicated to the daily work of an editor. Along with three other professional portraits, this piece belongs to a group of works that were exhibited at the Lisson Gallery in London in 1980, but have never again been considered in their entirety. Eva Schmidt is the first to reunite these works, taking into account archival materials and the publication of detailed conversations between the artist and the parties involved: It’s a piece of “mental history” at the beginning of Margaret Thatcher’s term in office and the neoliberalization associated with it in Great Britain.

More information on the work can be found here.

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Surfing with the Attractor Stephen Willats

Published by South London Gallery, London, 2012, 47 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €17

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of Stephen Willats’ exhibition, Surfing with the Attractor at South London Gallery, 1 June – 15 July 2012. Containing essays by John Kelsey, Tom Morton and Stephen Willats and a conversation between Stephen Willats and Margot Heller.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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How the world is and how it could be Stephen Willats

Published by Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 2006, 78 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23.5 cm, English / German

Price: €18

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Wie die Welt ist und wie sie sein könnte. How the world is and how it could be at Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, September 21, 2006 – January 14, 2007.

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Person to Person, People to People Stephen Willats

Published by Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2007, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.8 × 23 cm, English

Price: €18

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

This publication includes a conversation between the artist and Michael Stanley, and brings together a range of recent projects and documents the newly commissioned work Person to Person, People to People, the result of a 12 month engagement with the people of the Netherfield estate, Milton Keynes.

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