Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Goofy Audit

Edited by Chris Evans, Will Holder and Lisette Smits

Distributed for Sternberg Press




The work of artist Chris Evans evolves through conversations with people from various walks of life, selected in relation to their public position or symbolic role—resulting in sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts, and unwieldy social situations. These become indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist, collector, philanthropist, commissioner, art dealer, and public funding body. To all intents and purposes, this publication is a comprehensive survey of his work, isolating and documenting the formalities of objects and situations. It includes commissioned essays and other writings, as well as a form of notation for each individual work produced since 1996. The publication accompanies a traveling exhibition co-organized by Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; and Kunsthalle Bern.

Co-published with Thea Westreich/Ethan Wagner Publications

ContributorsPenelope Curtis, Marina Vishmidt, Tirdad Zolghadr


$34.00 T ISBN: 9781934105740 185 pp. | 8 in x 10.25 in 90 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Chris Evans

Will Holder

Will Holder is a typographer whose work is informed by an ongoing study of song and musicmaking as a coauthored process and the editor and publisher of F. R. DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing.

Lisette Smits

Lisette Smits is a freelance curator, editor, and educator based in the Netherlands.