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Book launch: Making Silver
Bergen Kunsthall
Above: Richard Tuttle – Making Silver, 2014. Published by Bergen Kunsthall.
Above: Richard Tuttle – Making Silver, 2014. Published by Bergen Kunsthall.

Plattform presents:
Richard Tuttle book launch
Making Silver
Richard Tuttle in conversation with Steinar Sekkingstad and Martin Clark 
Bergen Kunsthall – Landmark
Thursday 19 March, 7pm

Bergen Kunsthall is proud to present American artist Richard Tuttle’s new book Making Silver. The book was released in the late autumn 2014, exactly two years after Tuttle’s exhibition Slide, produced by Bergen Kunsthall in 2012 and presented within the historic collection of The Art Museums of Bergen (KODE).

Making Silver sits somewhere between an “artist’s book” and an exhibition catalogue. It documents the exhibition from 2012, but is at the same time structured as a visual narrative in separate chapters. Featuring new texts and comprehensive installation photos from his exhibition Slide (2012), it documents the sculptural works Tuttle made on site in Bergen, as well as including full-colour reproductions of 121 drawings. These “notebook drawings” cover the artist’s entire artistic output of a single year (2010). The unique concept for the book includes an inserted “book within a book,” pop-out details, and an extensive fold-out cover. The book is conceived by Richard Tuttle and developed in close collaboration with designer Petri Henriksson.

Richard Tuttle (b. 1941) became known in the 1960s for his unique combination of sculpture, painting, poetry and drawing. Since then his production has been subject to continuously renewed interest. One of his most comprehensive projects to date took place in 2014 with a joint exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery—comprising a five-decade survey focusing on his use of textiles—and at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, with a major new installation.

We are very pleased to invite Richard Tuttle back to Bergen this spring for a presentation of this extraordinary new book and a discussion with the exhibition co-curator and co-editor of Making Silver, Steinar Sekkingstad and Bergen Kunsthall director, Martin Clark.

Making Silver
Published by Bergen Kunsthall
Design by Petri Henriksson, Blank Blank
Text by Martin Clark, Stein-Inge Århus, Steinar Sekkingstad and Solveig Øvstebø

Plattform is Bergen Kunsthall’s lecture series. Supported by Fritt Ord. The talk can be watched live online here.

 

Upcoming publications from Bergen Kunsthall

Will Benedict
On the occasion of his recent exhibition Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall are publishing a new monograph on Will Benedict. Designed by the artist in close collaboration with designer Theo Gennitsakis, the book features full-colour images of Corruption Feeds as well as many of Benedict’s other recent works and exhibitions. The book includes a number of artist-designed pages and four new interviews with the artist by Martin Clark, Nicolas Trembley, Paul Theriault and Alivia Zivich.Published spring 2015.

Ane Hjort Guttu
In connection with Ane Hjort Guttu’s upcoming solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Kunsthall and Sternberg Press are publishing a comprehensive monograph on the artist’s work, featuring new essays by Ekaterina Degot, Halvor Haugen, Pablo Lafuente and Kim West. Published spring 2015.

I Aint The Noing Uv It Im Jus Onle The Showing Uv It 
In connection with I Aint The Noing Uv It Im Jus Onle The Showing Uv It, a comprehensive two-part publication is being developed, to be launched later this year. Including full installation images of both exhibitions, as well as newly commissioned texts, interviews and contributions from a number of the artists involved, as well as Steven Claydon, Martin Clark, Simon Ling, Martin Herbert, Timothy Morton and others. The publication will further extend and address many of the themes and ideas explored in the shows. To be published autumn 2015.
Editors: Martin Clark and Steven Claydon

March 14, 2015