Paul Sietsema

Paul Sietsema

Interviews on Films and Works

Edited by Quinn Latimer

Distributed for Sternberg Press

Overview

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Summary

Published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel (June–August 2012), this publication includes interviews and images of the work of the Los Angeles-based artist Paul Sietsema. The residual aesthetics of Sietsema's art practice result from the translation of visual information between mediums—for instance, his sculptures and paintings appear on film rather than in their original media. Through the accumulation of conversations with the artist spanning from 2006 to 2012—primarily reproductions of earlier material with the addition of a new interview by Adam Szymczyk, director of Kunsthalle Basel, and Quinn Latimer, an art critic and the book's editor—the discursive texts in Interviews on Films and Works obliquely encompass the issues central to the artist's work, including the perception of present time and the relationship of materials to form. Also featured in the publication are stills from newly produced films, Telegraph (2012) and Encre Chine (2012), as well as reproductions of paintings and works on paper developed from the recurring visual motif of a photograph of a sailboat—continuing Sietsema's ongoing investigation into the mechanics of knowledge and history within image culture.

Co-published with Kunsthalle Basel

ContributorsAndrew Berardini, Anne Collier, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Bruce Hainley, Carter Mull, Ali Subotnick, Adam Szymczyk & Quinn Latimer, The Wrong Times

Paperback

$34.00 T ISBN: 9783943365245 144 pp. | 8.25 in x 10.5 in 31 color illus., 50 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer is a poet and critic from California. Her writings and readings have been featured widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Qalandiya International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. Her books include Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); Film as a Form of Writing, with Akram Zaatari (2013); and Rumored Animals (2012). Latimer is editor in chief of publications for documenta 14.