Status of Sculpture

Published by Espace lyonnais d'art contemporain, Lyon, 1990, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.7 × 30.7 cm, French / English

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Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Status of Sculpture, curated by Bernard Brunon at Espace lyonnais d’art contemporain, 1990. Including the artists Jennifer Bolande, Robert Gober, Tishan Hsu, Jon Kessler, Christian Marclay, Patty Martori, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Nancy Shaver, and Dustin Shuler.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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36 Slides 1986–1990 Laurie Parsons

Published by Hassla Books, New York, 2021, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 22.2 cm, English

Price: €23

“The images that comprise this book come from two sheets slides that I have held onto for almost thirty years now. Over that time I have projected them talks I gave here and there, although never a talk devoted solely to the person that took them.That would be Laurie Parsons, an artist who was active between 1986 and 1994, a period of about 9 years . In the first three, she focused on found objects, things she would bring back from the urban, the natural, industrial environment, or their intersection.” Bob Nickas, 2021

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RED Robert Nickas

Published by Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent, 1990, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 25.8 cm, English / Dutch / French

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition RED, curated by Robert Nickas at Isa Brachot Gallery, Brussels, 27 June – 29 September 1990.

Including artists John Armleder, Barry X Ball, Robert Barry, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Marcia Hafif, Peter Halley, Donald Judd, Yves Klein, Imi Kneobel, Bertrand Lavier, Ken Lum, Olivier Mosset, Chuck Nanney, Steven Parrino, Laurie Parsons, Alan Uglow, Franz Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner amongst others.

Designed by Luc Derycke.

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Le choix des femmes

Published by Le Consortium and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, 1991, 100 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 27 cm, French

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Le choix des femmes at Le Consortium and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon. Including Hanne Darboven, Gretchen Faust, Isa Genzken, Marthe Wéry, Laurie Parsons, Jessica Stockholder, Judith Barry, Annette Messager, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, François Vergier. With texts by Eric Colliard, René Denizot, Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot, Bernard Marcadé.

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Laurie Parsons

Published by M HKA, Antwerp, 1993, foldout poster (colour ill.), 14.7 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 29.5 cm (unfolded), English

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A single poster contribution from the original publication On Taking a Normal Situation and Retranslating it Into Overlapping and Multiple Readings of Conditions Past and present.

An exhibition devised by Yves Aupetitallot, Iwona Blazwick and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev within the framework of ANTWERP 93. Its title was inspired by Gordon Matta Clark who made one of his final works in the city, and which in turn led to the foundation of M HKA. In some ways the subject of this exhibition was ‘the exhibition’. What it proposed, however, was a new relation between structure, location, context, artist and audience.

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A Body of Work 1987 Laurie Parsons

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2018, 104 pages (colour ill.), 15 × 22 cm, English/German

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of Laurie Parsons A Body of Work 1987 at Museum Abteiberg, April 15 – September 8, 2018

American artist Laurie Parsons (born 1959 in Mount Kisco, New York) was active with a number of exhibitions in the late 1980s and early 1990s and then transitioned away from the art world with consistent and determined gestures of commitment toward something else. A significant body of work was made in 1987 and shown in separate exhibitions at Lorence-Monk Gallery in New York in 1988 and Galerie Rolf Ricke in Cologne in 1989, after which the entire exhibition was purchased by a private German collection. Recently rediscovered and acquired by Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann, it consists of found objects, mostly from around Parsons’s New Jersey studio—detritus from roads, natural and industrial wastelands. The words “a body of work” invoke Parsons’s terminology in a title-less exhibition that, interestingly enough, did not contain the word “installation.” The artist’s avoidance of this word is probably a key to understanding her attitude. The status of the found objects was shown as-is. As things from the street. Each one individually. Valuable in its origin and strong in its presence, “as strong as a work of art.” (L. Parsons)

Includes a reprinted text by Renate Puvogel and a new essay by Maxwell Graham.

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