With Essays By Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Lia Gangitano and Freek Lomme
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Printed Matter is pleased to announce a launch for Warren Neidich's new publication Lost Between the Extensivity/Intensivity Exchange, published by Onomatopee and featuring essays by Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Lia Gangitano and Freek Lomme. The launch will take place at Printed Matter's storefront at 195 Tenth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Street) in New York City on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
For the past 12 years Warren Neidich has created elaborate diagrams as models of thinking that form the basis of his works of art and his essays. This book is a history of one drawing as it was transformed from works on paper into a disseminated poster project into a wall drawing and finally into a projected light installation
Warren Neidich uses diagrammatic drawings as a means to elucidate his interest in the way that ideas of historical materialism produce a theory of mind, especially in the context of post-Fordist labor practices and the information age. He refers to this as Neuropower when the apparatus of the Empire administrates subjectivity through interventions upon cultural and neurobiological plasticity.
Neidich believes, as many post-conceptualist artists have, that art has the potential to explore fields of knowledge beyond the normal boundaries of aesthetics, such as sociology, anthropology, politics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Utilizing the apparatus, materials, procedures, spaces, and performances of their aesthetic discourses, whether it be film, photography, painting, sculpture, or installation, artists have the potential to create an alternative paradigm which at times can be a form of resistance.
Lia Gangitano, writer and founder of Participant Inc in New York City, will be present at the opening to read an excerpt from her essay included in the publication.
Warren Neidich is an artist, writer and organizer who currently lives and works in Berlin. His work has been exhibited internationally in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of Art, Palais de Tokyo, Ludwig Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Walker Art Museum, The Kitchen and P.S.1, MOMA. Seven catalogues and books of his work and writings have been published including American History Reinvented, Aperture Foundation, 1989, Unknown Artist, Fricke-Schmid, 1993, Camp O.J. , DAP, 1996 and Earthling, Pointed Leaf Press, 2005. A collection of his writing Blow-up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain was published by DAP in 2003. He recently organized the conference "The Mind in Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noo-politics." An edited collection of essays will be published under the same title in 2010 by 010 Press, Rotterdam. He is former artist in resident at Goldsmith College, London and currently holds the title of Visiting Scholar at the TU Delft School of Architecture, Delft, Holland.
Lost Between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange is published by Onomatopee and 127 pages. It contains essays by Sven-Olov Wallenstein,Lia Gangitano and Freek Lomme. It retails for $50.00 and can be purchased at Printed Matter's storefront or on our website at www.printedmatter.org.
Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.