Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Distribution Titles: Two Books on Art

Select Books was recently appointed as the exclusive distributor in Singapore for these two beautiful books on art:

Agus Suwage: Still Crazy After All These Years. Still Crazy After All These Years is a much-anticipated monograph of the career and works of Agus Suwage, the great leading light in contemporary art in Indonesia.

Edited by Enin Supriyanto, this beautifully designed tome is a comprehensive documentation of Agus Suwage's work over the past three decades, compiling existing and newly commissioned writing on the artist.


It aspires to be as huge, wonderful and crazy as the artist's own output, while being fantastically light to carry and post. A must for contemporary art enthusiasts - sure to be a collectors' item!


This epic book project is produced in conjunction with the artist’s 20-year survey exhibition sharing the same name, featuring essays written by curators and writers from 1995 – 2009 that have accompanied Suwage’s various solo exhibitions at home and abroad, as well as newly commissioned writings by respected names from Indonesia’s literary and academic world.


The contributors include : Adeline Ooi, Agung Hujatnikajennong, Aminudin TH Siregar, Asikin Hsan, Enin Supriyanto, Hendro Wiyanto, Jim Supangkat, Karim Raslan, Ko Matsunaga, Nirwan Ahmad Arsuka, Patrick D. Flores, Puthut EA, Rizki A. Zaelani, Seng Yu Jin, St. Sunardi, and Sudjud Dartanto.



WORKING is a project by 10 leading contemporary Malaysian artists in association with RogueArt. It is a book about the events that take place in an artist’s studio and the thinking behind the artistic process. What exactly does an artist do? Where does he or she work? What materials do they use? What are the problems an artist faces when making a work? What goes on in their head when they are making work? This publication explores the working processes of 10 local practitioners and their relationship with their respective working environments through a series of interviews and artists’ self-documentation, recording their individual progress of making of a specific work for the project.

WORKING features lead portraits of the artists by regionally acclaimed photographer Tara Sosrowardoyo and interviews by Chai Chang Hwang, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, Adeline Ooi and Beverly Yong.


This publication hopes to communicate the experience of making art through the perspective of some of Malaysia’s most exciting practitioners.


The WORKING artists are: Ahmad Fuad Osman, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Chong Siew Ying, Hamir Soib, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang, Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin, Ramlan Abdullah and Yee I-Lann.

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