Long Reads for Summer
This summer, dive into long reads with David Zwirner Books, from essay compilations and autobiographies to interviews, art criticism, and historic talks.
The result of long conversations, studio visits, and archive access, About Bridget Riley represents a monumental body of research and analysis. This volume includes the vast majority of significant essays on Bridget Riley written since 1999 and as the discourse on her work has broadened.
Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Thirty in-depth conversations chart the role of the critic from the 1960s to today, providing an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and artists alike.
Featuring an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and new scholarship by Anna Schneider and Emma Enderby, this book offers critical insight into Murillo’s complex, vibrant body of work that continually offers powerful observations of the world around us.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking traveling retrospective curated by Elena Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal, all of whom found new interpretations of Gonzalez-Torres's work.
Edited by Stan Douglas, ArtCenter Talks is a collection of never-before-published talks documents an exciting decade in the development of contemporary art and arts education, featuring interviews with renowned artists, curators, and writers.
As featured in Art in America and The Cut, Tell Me Something Good is a selection of conversations with diverse contributors who offer contrasting—and often unexpected—opinions about art and aesthetics. Featuring Vito Acconci, Yan Pei-Ming, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.
In an increasingly polarized world, Social Forms illustrates artists at the forefront of political and social resistance. Christian Viveros-Fauné picks fifty representative artworks—from Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War (1810–1820) to David Hammons’s In the Hood (1993)—that give voice to some of modern art’s strongest calls to political action.
Beginning with her childhood in postwar Japan, Infinity Net paints a multilayered portrait of Yayoi Kusama. The book features dazzling snapshots of 1960s and 1970s New York and her encounters with its artists—among them Joseph Cornell, Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol.
Ninth Street Women chronicles the lives and work of five women, including Joan Mitchell, who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting.
Both candid and provocative, Conversations about Sculpture gathers together talks between Richard Serra and Hal Foster over fifteen years, exploring Serra’s belief in sculpture as experience. As he has said, "The rhythm of the body moving through space has been the motivating source of most of my work."