Katie Holten and others: Drawings, Instances, Collaborations + Texts
Published to accompany a solo exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios curated by Vaari Claffey, September - October 2002. Contains a selection of photographs, drawings and texts documenting recent projects.
Publisher: Tûp Institute and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
City: Dublin, Ireland
Pages: 176 pages, 58 color
Text by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith. Contributions from Vona Groarke, Robin Robertson and others.
Dimensions: 24,5 x 17 cm
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition Size: 500
ISBN ISBN 1-903895-03-0
PRINTED MATTER SAYS: This book beautifully illustrates the art practices of artist Katie Holten, who was chosen to represent Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Her work is both theoretically sophisticated and keenly ethical. It addresses, through a variety of collaborative and investigative strategies, the persistent structures and networks that underlie our experiential reality. Holten has collected texts on public space, architecture, and the environment which resonate with themes in her work such as fluid identity and the centrality of memory. The history of science, horticulture, poetry, shortwave radio, and cyberspace also make appearances in writing by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Robert Kaplan (interviewed by Sina Najafi), A.L. Kennedy, Vona Groarke, Robin Robertson, Mark Orange and others. Interwoven with the texts are Holten's notes, drawings, and photographs of her performances and projects. The book concludes with an artwork by Paul O'Neill -- an extensive reading list compiled around the notion of "spatial culture."