Writings And Conversations Doug Ashford

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan & Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, 2013, 144 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 16.5 cm, English

Price: €15

This publication represents one of the many spaces occupied by Doug Ashford’s work. As the first collection of his writings and conversations, it attempts to encompass the changing ideas to which the artist has subscribed over the past 25 years. Doug Ashford is a teacher, artist, and writer. He has taught design, sculpture, and theory at Cooper Union in New York since 1989. From 1982 to 1996, his primary artistic activity was as a member of Group Material, and since then he has gone on to paint, write, and produce other cross-disciplinary projects. Co-published with Grazer Kunstverein.

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

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Empathy and Abstraction, (Excerpts) Doug Ashford

Published by Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, 2013, 6 pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €4

Doug Ashford is a teacher, artist and writer. Ashford’s principle visual practice from 1982 to 1996 was the artists’ collaborative Group Material that produced over 40 exhibitions and public projects internationally. Group Material developed the exhibition form into an artistic medium using display design and curatorial juxtaposition as a critical location where audiences were invited to imagine democratic forms. Since 1996, Ashford has continued to make paintings, write, and produce museum and public projects. His book Who Cares (Creative Time, 2006) is a publication built from a series of conversations between Ashford and an assembly of other cultural practitioners on public expression, beauty, and ethics.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Tradition at Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, March 16, 2013 – May 19, 2013 and Grazer Kunstverein, June 7, 2013 – August 11, 2013.

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DURCH 12 Maxine Kopsa (Ed.)

Published by Grazer Kunstverein, Graz 2014, 108 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, English/German

Price: €15

Josef Bauer, Körpergalerie,1974
Dear Trisha Brown – A letter from Robert Wilhite
Dear Mr Christopher Williams – A letter from Robert Wilhite
Nina Beier – In tribute to time spent walking with Will (2013)
Will Holder – Caption card (2014)
Democracy is Empty, A conversation between Doug Ashford and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, originally published in Documents, no.10, Fall 1997, pp. 23-30
Lucky Dime, for Seth Siegelaub by Willem Oorebeek
Thoughts on control by Raivo Puusemp
Jan Mot and Germaine Kruip in discussion about Ian Wilson
A letter to Céline Condorelli by Tyler Coburn
A conversation between Eva Berendes and Doug Ashford
A conversation between Lucy Skaer and Willem Oorebeek
Invited by Tirdad Zolghadr, Marina Noronha’s Curatorial Systems Manifesto (as a response to Mierle Laderman Ukeles)
Céline Condorelli, Three letters to all and no one – strangers, friends, collaborators, allies
Notes on a lunch meeting (with Willem Oorebeek) by Kate Strain
Sarah Browne, Remembering Gray, 2013 – In collaboration with Alice Lyons
Beatrice Gibson, A letter to Axel Wieder (and also implicity to Will Holder)
David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey – A conversation
Victoria Dejaco – Lantern slides

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

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