CHRIS OFILLI
Serpentine Gallery

This first monograph on the British artist’s work was published in the year he won the Turner Prize, and to accompany his first solo exhibition in the UK at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Southampton City Art Gallery, and Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.

First edition published in an edition of 1,500 copies, by the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Southampton City Art Gallery, UK, 1998.

Edited, and with texts by, Lisa Corrin and Godfrey Worsdale; additional text by Kobena Mercer; 270x 210mm; 96pp, thread sewn; 4-colour images throughout; softcover with phosphorescent printing. Printed with Jim Pennington at Lithosphere, London, UK.

 

THE NAM
Fiona Banner

‘It has been described as unreadable’. Remember telephone directories? This is a huge, 1000 page, 280,000 word compilation of textual descriptions of films concerned with the Vietnam War.

‘…..read at a stretch, Banner’s simple, clear prose is hypnotic, and as exhausting as sitting through a Vietnam all-nighter. The text cascades in front of our eyes, melding and merging, and we read Banner’s commentary as she’s watching…’ Adrian Searle, Visual Arts, The Guardian, 22 April 1997.

Published in an edition of 1000 by Frith Street Books and The Vanity Press with assistance from the Arts Council of England, 1997

280 x 208mm (280 x 213mm hardback); 1000 pages; 1-colour (black) no images; paperback- thread sewn, cover cut flush; hardback- thread sewn with printed paper case (no dust jacket)

 

AQUATOPIA
Tate/Nottingham Contemporary

This publication accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Nottingham Contemporary and Tate St Ives. Working closely with Alex Farquarson (Director, Nottingham Contemporary) and Martin Clarke (Artistic Director, Tate St Ives) it was felt that the publication should be designed to function more as a ‘reader’ or compendium of textual and visual sources than a conventional exhibition catalogue. As such it includes a huge range of work from a diverse selection of contemporary and classic artists and writers.

First edition published by Tate, London, UK, 2013. Edited, and with a foreword/introduction by Martin Clarke and Alex Farquarson. Texts: Philip Hoare and Marina Warner; additional texts: various; 198 x 129 mm. 240pp; 4-colour images throughout; paperback, flapped cover

From the press release: ‘It occupies 72 per cent of the surface of our planet, yet the depths of our oceans are less known to us than the Solar System. The publication is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the aquatic imaginary, encompassing literature, maritime and cultural history, psychoanalysis, post-colonial and feminist theory, and including work from a diverse selection of artists and writers, both contemporary and classic masters.