This World Book Day, consider supporting smaller visual arts nonprofit organizations that seek to deeply connect with communities and advance dynamic, publicly accessible artworks. Black Cube’s newly published book, A Nomadic Art Museum: Black Cube 2015–2020, is a visual compendium of more than 80 artists and 35 site-specific projects that explore art’s ability to be expressed in limitless form beyond the constraints of conventional exhibition spaces. Nearly all of the artworks showcased within the book no longer exist in the public sphere. As such, the book serves as a time capsule of temporary, ambitious, and experimental site-specific art projects that stand apart from the mainstream contemporary art field. It comprises 320-pages of photo documentation, behind-the-scenes images, and in-depth text as well as contributions by the institution’s Founder, Laura Merage, Chief Curator, Cortney Lane Stell, and accomplished writers Angella d’Avignon and Paddy Johnson. Priced at $65 USD, all proceeds from book sales go directly towards funding new situational artworks in and outside of the United States.
Read about projects like the artist collective Institute for New Feeling’s Avalanche, a multifaceted artwork that included sound installation, a performance, and the invention of a fictional enhanced water brand, or “Unearthed: Desenterrado,” an outdoor counter-monument by Texas-based artist Adriana Corral that spoke to the deeply rooted history of labor between the United States and Mexico.
Select artists featured in the book include Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, Adriana Corral, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Devon Dikeou, Jon Geiger, Jaimie Henthorn, Desirée Holman, Institute for New Feeling, Stephanie Kantor, Jiří Kovanda, Anuar Maauad, Chad Person, SANGREE, Nina Sarnelle, Laura Shill, Eric Stewart, Joel Swanson, and Derrick Velasquez. A complete list of the 80 artists included in the publication is available online.
For more information and purchase details, visit blackcubebookstore.art.