Notes From the Field by Ernesto Pujol [White Wine Press No. 4]
White Wine Press No. 4
Ernesto Pujol, a Cuban artist who lives in the United States, looks at the role of museums and the benefits of museum residences, and proposes hybrid art works as a possible way out of the dangers of an exhausted faux culture.
In English and in Spanish. The book can be turned upside down and read in the reverse direction for the two different versions.
Ernesto Pujol is a multimedia artist based in New York. In 1997 he participated in the Sixth Havana Biennial and the Second Johannesburg Biennial. He has served with the National Endowment for the Arts, in Washington, D.C., and the New York Council on the Arts. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute.
White Wine Press is a series of texts, one hundred being the goal, as an open project that seeks to wander a world. We are looking simply for those voices that have an urgency of saying. The artists are free to write about any subject, preferably about something outside the overwhelmingly present frames of their own work, or at least to come at the same in tangential fashion. In other words: state an interest.
The texts will be published in the original language and in an English translation. If the texts are written in English, they will be accompanied by a Spanish translation and thus cover two large linguistic areas. Our basic animal condition, as Charles Olson put it, is move/meant. We are now in movement and thank the artists for providing state/meant. There is no story that is not true.
52 pages, Softcover, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, 2006