March 13–April 17, 2004
Opening March 12, 8pm featuring readings from Naked Came the **** and Heartways with special guests To Be Announced.
Guest Curated by Kathy Slade
No Fixed Address is the first solo exhibition in Canada by internationally acclaimed artist Rita McBride. She is best known for her architecturally based large scale sculptures such as the permanent public artwork Arena, completed in 2002 in Salford England, and the upcoming sixty meter tower on Effnerplatz in Munich, as well as works based on furniture, arcade games and architectural details such as skylights.
McBride will produce a new site-specific installation work for Artspeak, based on two recent collective novel bookwork projects Naked Came the **** and Heartways. These explorations of pulp fiction genres follow upon her remarkable exhibition catalogues that push the limits of traditional catalogues by masquerading as other book forms including magazines, real estate brochures and popular fiction.
Naked Came the **** was produced in 2002 by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and is written by thirteen authors. These authors are artists, writers, curators and critics, including John Baldessari, Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, Rita McBride, Glen Rubsamen, Dirk Snauwaert and Marcel Vos. Modeled after the 1970’s soft-core porn bestseller Naked Came the Stranger, written by 13 anonymous journalists under the moniker Penelope Ash, each author was invited to write as Gina Ashcraft, a fictitious site-specific installation artist.
Heartways, a romance, is the first in a series of four collective novels that explore various pulp genres. In addition to McBride, contributors include John Baldessari and Erin Cosgrove, Douglas Coupland, Fabio, Cate Rimmer, Joe Scanlan, Kathy Slade and Michael Turner. In Heartways the authors write under the name Genny O, a young virgin who falls in love with an artist. Heartways is published by The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter and Arsenal Advance Editions.
In conjunction with the opening of No Fixed Address there will be a reading from both books by contributors from New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
BRIAN JUNGEN, LIZ MAGOR, EMILY VEY DUKE & COOPER BATTERSBY
January 1, 2004
Artspeak presents IDEAs from leading conceptual artists. In the crowded field of cultural products, a good idea is invaluable.
The 2004 collection of unexpected ideas by Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, and Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby are now available in limited editions. Your selected IDEA(s) will arrive on quality paperstock, bearing an official Artspeak seal to certify its authenticity. The IDEA document, suitable for framing, will be proof of your conceptual ownership. Consider the gift of an IDEA for the holiday season. Your purchase of one or more IDEAs comes with a year-long membership to Artspeak. With a membership you will receive announcements of upcoming exhibitions, book launches and events, and enjoy price reductions on Artspeak’s publications.
Artspeak would like to thank the contributing artists for generously donating their outstanding IDEAs.