The Hardcover edition of Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Publication date is May 31, 2018. The book is edited by Joel Sternfeld and In Landscapes after Ruskin a joyful experience of nature is now mixed with a certain terror as the earth and its atmosphere are increasingly touched by human activity. Essays by Lynn Gumpert, Director of Grey Art Gallery; Dale Jamison, NYU Professor of E nvironmental Studies and Philosophy; Joel Sternfeld, renowned and influential artist; Chris Wiley, acclaimed contemporary art writer; explore contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, and video through the lens of influential English art critic and so cial thinker John Ruskin (1819 – 1900), who argued that the artist’s principal responsibility is “truth to nature.”
On Friday September 29th, the official launch party for Tool Book, a collaborative project by 2017 Artist in Residence, Sarah G. Sharp, will take place at SOHO20 Gallery in Brooklyn. During the event, contributors will read and perform poems, songs and other texts related to Tool Book.
Tool Book is a compilation of the texts, images and objects that edify, inspire, support and radicalize - in a time of deep uncertainty and resistance. Simon Aldridge created a special series of collaged photo drawings to be included in the book, edifying how we connect with each other in our shocking political moment, and provide a way to raise needed funds to protect our most threatened communities and values.
Site Matters published by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2004.
Featuring work by:
Simon Aldridge, Matthew Bakkom, Sanford Biggers, Jennifer Bolande, Monika Bravo, Torsten Burns, Terence Gower, Sally Gutierrez, Patrick Meagher, Paul Pfeiffer, John Pilson, Michael Richards