Marit Paasche

  • We Are Living on a Star

    We Are Living on a Star

    Tone Hansen and Marit Paasche

    We Are Living on a Star takes its title from a tapestry by Hannah Ryggen that hung in the government building known as the “High-Rise” in Oslo until July 22, 2011. The explosion that took place that day left the tapestry with a gash in the lower portion. Like a wound that has healed, this tear is barely visible now after meticulous reconstruction, although a slight scar remains, a testament to what can be described as a brutal rent in the fabric of our society.

    In a short span of time, the events of July 22 transformed normality as we knew it and, consequently, the predictable as well. The normal was no longer familiar, and the abnormal was no longer associated with the foreign. The artists and writers participating in We Are Living on a Star (the book and the exhibition it accompanies) contend with a range of issues relating to history, contemporaneity, normality, and expression. The result is an open and inquiring look at our own time.

    This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition “Vi lever på en stjerne” (We Are Living on a Star), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Norway, January 30–April 27, 2014.

    ArtistsBurak Arkıan, Doug Ashford, Julian Blaue, Martin Braathen, Marius Engh, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Hanne Friis, Else Marie Hagen, Silje Linge Haaland, Per-Oskar Leu, Lotte Konow Lund, Jumana Manna, Eline McGeorge, Eva Rothschild, Hannah Ryggen, Ahlam Shibli, Superunion Architects, Javier Téllez, Even Smith Wergeland

    ContributorsBoris Buden, Ekaterina Degot, Tone Hansen, Thomas Keenan, Marit Paasche, Renata Salecl; literary fragments from Aniara by Harry Martinsson and The Defeat by Nordahl Grieg

    Copublished with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

    • Paperback $38.00
  • A Thousand Eyes

    A Thousand Eyes

    Media Technology, Law, and Aesthetics

    Marit Paasche and Judy Radul

    Since the early twentieth century, contemporary art and art theory have creatively challenged the status of representation. During that time, the court of law has come to rely on a variety of new representational modes and technologies. The law is increasingly staged on a screen and the photographs, video documents, audio recordings used as evidence are not entirely distinct from their correlates in contemporary art, cinema and mass media. What questions of representation, judgment and justice cross borders between art and the law? Through the contribution of internationally renowned artists and scholars, this anthology explores how the aesthetics of new media technology and its spatial implementations affect the judicial system in relation to fundamental concepts such as truth and representation.

    Produced by Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway

    ContributorsJulie A. Cassiday, Costas Douzinas, Piyel Haldar, Martin Jay, Peter Goodrich, Richard Mohr, Judy Radul, Avital Ronell, Eyal Sivan, Cornelia Vismann

    Artistic contributions by John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Harun Farocki, Stan Douglas, Aernout Mik, Agency, Judy Radul, Renzo Martens, Ana Torfs, The Atlas Group, René Magritte, Model Court, Rana Hamadeh, Thomas Demand, Les Levine

    • Paperback $29.95
  • Urban Images

    Urban Images

    Unruly Desires in Film and Architecture

    Synne Bull and Marit Paasche

    One of the fundamental events of modernity was the conquest of the world as picture, a process in which movies were essential. Cinema was the single medium capable of capturing what Alexander Kluge describes as the “the impossible moment”—a moment we couldn't think of beforehand, and which cannot be repeated later. Thus cinema leads the way to what later becomes reality: to cities, bridges, ideas, gestures, skyscrapers, literature, and art. This anthology traces some of the paths of this “becoming.”

    ContributorsParveen Adams, Giuliana Bruno, Bull.Miletic, Andreas Bunte, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Cousins, Ed Dimendberg, Tom Gunning, Henrik Gustafsson, Kathrin Meyer, Marit Paasche, and Judy Radul

    • Paperback $32.00