NEW YORK, NY.- Pace Publishing
is pleased to announce the release of five new titles in fall 2021: Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, in which writers Durga Chew-Bose, Bruce Hainley, and Olivia Laing offer personal and literary responses to Martins work; Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, A Tribute, which includes remembrances from Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, and other members of the artists circle; Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans, featuring essays by curator Apsara DiQuinzio and writer, critic, and multimedia artist Masha Tupitsyn; Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away, a publication designed by Kellenberger-White and featuring an essay by Barbican Art Gallery Curator Eleanor Nairne; and a limited-edition dubplate issued as part of Torkwase Dysons upcoming performances and multimedia installation Liquid a Place and including contributions by the DJ and producer Ron Trent as well as artists Gaika and Ase Manual. These publications build on the imprints 60-year legacy as one of the foremost producers of art books and art historical texts.
The release of the dubplate in conjunction with Dysons performance and installation, which will be staged at Paces new London space this fall, marks the gallerys first foray into music publishing. This landmark endeavor aligns with the multidisciplinary purview of Pace Live and Paces innovative approach to producing content about its artists and their collaborators.
The gallerys imprint serves to spotlight artists and their work in the publishing space. Over the course of its history, Pace Publishing has created over 500 titles featuring original scholarship, boundary-pushing essays, illuminating interviews, and inspired design. Legacy titles from Pace Publishing include the first English language publication on Jean Dubuffet and Kiki Smiths The Fourth Day: Destruction of Birds. Recent releases have focused on David Adjaye and Adam Pendleton; Arlene Shechet; Sam Gilliam; and Jo Baer. Pace Publishings four forthcoming books will be available at Pace locations, on pacegallery.com, and wholesale through D.A.P.
In conjunction with Paces recent New York presentation of Agnes Martins paintings from the 1970s to early 1990s, Pace Publishing will release Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color in October. The book features an introduction by Pace President and CEO Marc Glimcher and an illustrated chronology of this critical period of Martins career. It also includes essays by writers Durga Chew-Bose, Bruce Hainley, and Olivia Laing. Reflecting on Martins profound impact on contemporary art and culture, this publication foregrounds new voices in relation to the artists life and career. Laing writes, Martin once talked of wanting a viewer to be able to step inside her paintings, to access the pure land shed documented and secured. But part of the extraordinary nature of her work is that it also attests to the enormous danger, risk, labor that such a vision required.
Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, A Tribute accompanies Paces forthcoming exhibition Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, which runs from September 10 to October 23 at 540 West 25th Street in New York. Available in September, the catalogue includes an essay by the art historian Marc Mayer and remembrances of the late artist by Jennifer Gross, Joseph Masheck, Catherine Murphy, Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Storr, and Karen Wilkin, all of whom were part of Nozkowskis circle. The book also features an illustrated chronology of Nozkowskis life and career as well as personal photographs and drawings. As Mayer writes in his piece in the book, With time, Nozkowski grew more confident about orchestrating the full range of his cognitive faculties in service of a good picture. His was an abstraction of the whole mind.
Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans will be published in September to mark the artists fourth solo exhibition with Pace. The book will feature recent paintings and drawings by Ghenie, who explored the notion of hooliganism in the creation of the works. Paces catalogue will feature essays by curator Apsara DiQuinzio and the writer, critic, and multimedia artist Masha Tupitsyn.
Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away complements Paces presentation of rarely seen paintings and works on paper by Mark Rothko at its new London location this fall. The book, which will be available upon the opening of the 5 Hanover Square space in October, includes an introduction by the artists son, Christopher Rothko, and an essay by Barbican Art Gallery Curator Eleanor Nairne. The publication also offers a short chronology of Rothkos life in the late 1960s.
In concert with Torkwase Dysons collaborative Pace Live performances and multimedia installation Liquid a Place, which will be presented as part of the inauguration of the gallerys new London space, Pace Publishing has produced a limited-edition double A-side dubplate. The dubplate features Dysons sound piece from her installation remixed by the DJ and producer Ron Trent along with music by the artists Gaika and Ase Manual.