Three Essays by Jonathan Lasker [White Wine Press No. 5]
White Wine Press No. 5
Jonathan Lasker reflects on the sensational power of the work of De Kooning and the capacity for discourse in abstract painting.
In English and in Spanish. The book can be turned upside down and read in the reverse direction for the two different versions.
Jonathan Lasker was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1948. He attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, the California Institute of Arts, Valencia, California. He has exhibited at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C., the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, Documenta IX in Kassel, and the Reina Sofia in Madrid. He has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has recently been the subject of a travelling museum retrospective in Europe.
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.
36 pages, Softcover, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, 2006