Mel Bochner : Solar System and Rest Rooms / Writings and Interviews 1965 - 2007
  • critical theory
  • cloth boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 28.5 x 22.5 cm.
  • 235 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780262026314

Mel Bochner : Solar System and Rest Rooms / Writings and Interviews 1965 - 2007

Mel Bochner, Yve-Alain Bois

Mel Bochner : Solar System and Rest Rooms / Writings and Interviews 1965 - 2007

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A collection of critical theory writing by Mel Bochner. Edited by Yve-Alain Bois. "[Bochner] became a writer, he says, almost by accident. In 1965, as a young artist in New York, he was out of a job; Arts Magazine paid him $2.50 for every review he turned in, whether they published it or not; a month of review-writing paid his rent—$28.00 a month. His reviews and articles provoked a range of unexpected reactions. 'At that time, artists who wrote were looked at suspiciously, as if writing somehow tainted their visual practice,' he writes. A painter friend attacked him publicly for 'joining the enemy.' Bochner soon began testing the boundary between writing-as-criticism and writing-as-visual-art. Solar System & Rest Rooms collects both Bochner's writings on art and his writings as art, offering more than fifty pieces—reviews, art criticism, theoretical texts, interviews, catalog statements, notecards, and his groundbreaking 'magazine interventions'—many reproduced in facsimile." -- publisher's statement.

Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2008
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