Lisette Smits

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

  • Master of Voice

    Master of Voice

    Lisette Smits

    A collection that looks at the role and use of the nonhuman voice in art.

    The (non)human voice has always been part of modern art, notably within performance art, sound art, and conceptual art. The Master of Voice graduate program mutates from this history, examining the voice as a unique "discipline." The focus is on the (non) human voice, as a means to an end or an end in itself, within artistic practice. A special orientation of the Master of Voice curriculum, codeveloped with a team of artists with a longstanding interest in the (non)human voice, is the voice in relation to technology and gender. This book captures a two-year-long period of research—of thinking, talking, sharing, learning, making, acting, and creating by students and teachers, artists, and other practitioners—to find possible answers and approaches to the question of the voice and its prominent role in our postindustrial society.

    Contributors

    Tyler Coburn, Angelo Custódio, Thom Driver, Paul Elliman, Amelia Groom, Miyuki Inoue, Danae Io, Jamila Johnson-Small, Bin Koh, Snejanka Mihaylova, Maria Montesi, MPA, Natasha Papadopoulou, Duncan Robertson, Marnie Slater, Lisette Smits, Eva Šusová, Cécile Tafanelli, Mavi Veloso, Geo Wyeth

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    Goofy Audit

    Chris Evans, Will Holder, and Lisette Smits

    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

    Contributors Penelope Curtis, Marina Vishmidt, Tirdad Zolghadr

    • Hardcover $34.00