Peter Nadin


Support Structures
Céline Condorelli (Ed.)

2015 re-print of this fantastic and hugely popular book from 2009.

Essays by Bart De Baere, Céline Condorelli, Mark Cousins, Wouter Davidts, Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, Andrea Phillips, Jaime Stapleton, Jan Verwoert, Eyal Weizman & Rony Brauman

With works by Michael Asher, Artist Placement Group, Can Altay, Conrad Atkinson, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Banu Cennetoglu, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Martin Beck, Cevdet Erek, Andrea Fraser, Buckminster Fuller, Ryan Gander, Ella Gibbs, Frederick Kiesler, Lucy Kimbell, James Langdon, El Lissitzky, Peter Nadin, The offices of Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Jenny Holzer, Peter Nadin, Richard Prince & Robin Winters,” Gordon Matta-Clark, Antoni Muntadas, Lilly Reich, Support Structure, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Williams, Carey Young, a.o.

Support Structures is a manual for what bears, sustains, and props, for those things that encourage, care for, and assist; for that which advocates, articulates; for what stands behind, frames, and maintains: it is a manual for those things that give support. While the work of supporting might traditionally appear as subsequent, unessential, and lacking value in itself, this manual is an attempt to restore attention to one of the neglected, yet crucial modes through which we apprehend and shape the world.

Support Structures is a critical enquiry into what constitutes “support,” and documents the collaborative project “Support Structure” by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade. While registering and collecting reference projects in a new archive of support structures alongside its ten-phase project, different writers, thinkers, and practitioners were invited from various fields to elaborate on frameworks and work on texts , which form the theoretical backbone of the publication. The collection of contributions offers different possibilities for engaging in this unchartered territory, from propositions to projects, existing systems to ones invented for specific creative processes.

Support Structures offers support through potential methodologies, inspirations and activations for practice, and addresses important questions for art and architecture practices on forms of display, organization, articulation, appropriation, autonomy, and temporariness, and the manifestations of blindness towards them.

Produced in co-production with Support Structure:
Celine Condorelli and Gavin Wade with James Langdon

Design by James Langdon

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MAY #8

In this issue:

“The Threat of The Provincial” by Ken Okiishi

“Detroit” by Jay Chung

“Radical Localism: Report from Mexicali” by Chris Kraus

“There is no Provicialism Solution” by Rex Butler and A.D.S. Donaldson

“Questions About 4 Taxis” by Thomas Lawson

“Insert Visuel/Visual Insert” by Henry Vessel

“Neon Venacular. On “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1969-1980″” by Alex Kitnick

“Unearthing the Campesino. On “MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985″” by Kappy Mintie

“Archives With and Without Forms. On “Anarchism Without Adjectives: On the Work of Christopher D’Archangelo (1975-1979)” and “The Experimenal Impulse”” byCatherine Chevalier

“The Land Farms the Farmer and The Mind. On Peter Nadin’s “First Mark”” by  Mathieu Malouf

plus more…  highly recommended!


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Featuring essays, interviews, art works and reviews by artists, writers and diverse practitioners of the arts, the magazine also intends to address the economy of the production of knowledge – the starting point of this reflection being the space of indistinction between information and advertisment typical of our time. This implies a dialogue with forms of critique produced in other fields.

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