The printing press is working overtime at Magenta central. We are pleased to announce all the books we will we launch by May 2018 starting off with a small artists catalogue with Kim Dorland and Arsenal Contemporary in NY, Same Old Future, opening March 8th. Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf will open in Los Angeles in conjunction with MOPLA on April 12th. Details of the book launch and exhibition will be announced very soon! And we like to take this time again to THANK ALL our patrons for making Michelle’s book a reality, we have listed your names here.
LandMarks2017/Reperes2017 in conjunction with PIA (Partners in Art) will hit the printing press early May. As you can see there are SO many great things on the horizon and we are really happy to see so many more books being published.
To the Canadian Arts Community with regard to Black Dog Publishing
With the announcement of the bankruptcy of Black Dog Publishing, The Magenta Foundation would like to offer some assistance. The arts-publishing arm of our organization can help you regenerate the momentum you have lost with regard to any publishing plans you may have had with Black Dog. We will not be able to recover any funds, but if you want your books to move forward, we can help.
The Magenta Foundation embraces the printed matter in every way. Our book fair /editiontoronto encourages more people to publish their work, helping to build a bigger and better community of visual artists and their supporters.
Don’t be deterred by unfortunate circumstances that have interrupted your plans. Publishing is a very worthwhile endeavour, one that we will continue to pursue and champion.
Drop us a line anytime to discuss a new partnership!
Happy December, Magenta Friends! Hope you are about to embark on a happy and relaxing holiday season.
We just wanted to remind you that if you visited the Edition Toronto Book Fair in October (or especially if you couldn’t make it), Edition Toronto has a lovely online shop to explore at editioneditions.com.
Among the publications and artist multiples is a limited edition globe object and USB key, containing interactive art by Alex McLeod. Available in three colours: Black, White, and Grey – each version contains a different video. Also included are Inuit artist Nicotye Samayualie’s latest work, artist books by Tau Lewis and Celia Perrin Sidarous, as well as John Hiltunen, Joe Becker, Colin Zipp, Jesse Harris, Graham Gillmore and others. Check it out here, and let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear from you on Magenta’s Facebook page or that of Edition Toronto.
Art book lovers in the Toronto area (and beyond), save the dates later this month from October 27 to 30. We’ll see you for the second / edition Art Book Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, running in conjunction with Art Toronto, Canada’s international fair for modern and contemporary art.
Last year, over 8,000 art and book enthusiasts visited 2 ⁄ edition, and perused a wide range of artist’s books, publications, editions and ephemera presented by local and international exhibitors.
New and return visitors to 2 ⁄ edition will find an expanded roster of vendors, and continue to have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art. A stimulating and engaging series of talks, panels and special exhibitions will also be presented throughout the weekend in conjunction with the fair’s programming partners.
Here are just two of the highlights from the upcoming art book fair that we think you’ll enjoy:
Friday Oct 27th, 12 to 1:30pm
Presented by Momus
Incredibly Strange Resistance; 40 years of RE/Search Publications
Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of
RE/Search Publications, a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and
footage from V. Vale’s archive.
Sunday Oct 29th, 12 to 1:30pm
Museum Publishing: Similarities and Differences in the United States and Canada
Presented by AGO and LACMA
Also of note is our programming with Art Metropole, listed here with all of our fantastic programming for the book fair: editiontoronto.com/programming/.
You can stay in touch with what’s happening via / edition’s social media, on
Instagram account and Facebook:
See you then!
Happy August everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the best that summer has to offer. We know we are! We did, however, want to interrupt the late-summer festivities with this update about the amazing publications we have coming out THIS FALL that we’re so excited about.
First off is Haley Morris-Cafiero’s The Watchers, available for pre-purchase now. We launched a Kickstarter campaign with Haley, who is a fantastically inspiring woman, and basically, media around the world picked up on her powerful story of gaze-reversal. Just this past week, The Independent featured The Watchers, in “Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero’s revealing project looks at passers-by, looking at her.” Here’s a sneak peek inside this gorgeously designed book:
And then of course we have the inimitable Aline Smithson and Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. This is Aline’s first monograph, available for pre-purchase here. Here’s a look the special edition cover. What do you think? We think it’s stunning, if we do say so ourselves.
Aline is really beloved and supported in the photography arts community, as she is a longtime mentor and sponsor of many. We saw this truth leap to life during her Kickstarter campaign with us that unleashed a torrent of support. Here are a few sneak peeks of her upcoming book published by us, including the regular edition cover:
We hope you think these previews are intriguing and inspiring! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll be back in the space with more news in September.