Texts

 

 

Lisa Tan

Sunsets, Waves, Notes From Underground

 

Editor and designer: Joshua Shaddock

Contributions: Mara Lee, Lauren O'Neill-Butler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lisa Tan

Publisher: Archive Books, Distributor: Anagram Books

Size: 13 x 19.6 cm

Pages: 191

Cover: Paperback with flaps

ISBN: 978-3-943620-43-6

 

Sunsets, Notes From Underground, Waves serves as a guidebook of sorts to Lisa Tan’s eponymous video suite. Containing illustrated transcriptions of each video and texts by Mara Lee, Lauren O'Neill-Butler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and the artist, it both catalogues and responds, sticks to the facts and allows for hearsay.

 

The concept of the liminal permeates Tan’s videos: drifting between day and night, above and below ground, land and sea. An analogous transit is offered by this book, suspending the reader between the empirical and subjective, with the hope of fulfilling the promise held out by the liminal: transformation.

 

 

 

Published texts, interviews

 

Wildt, Franziska, "Interview: Lisa Tan," Artblog Cologne, May 3, 2016. PDF (1.1 MB)

Tan, Lisa, "Document of its Own Method," Sunsets, Notes...,Waves. Archive Books, 2016. PDF (100 KB)

Tan, Lisa, For Every Word Has Its Own Shadow. Gothenburg: ArtMonitor, 2015. (PhD thesis) PDF (281 KB)

Tan, Lisa, "Julkalendar" Kunstkritikk, 2015. PDF (707 KB)

O'Brien, Nicholas, "An interview with artist Lisa Tan" WAX magazine, Issue 7, Summer 2015. PDF (823 KB)

Grennberger, Martin, "Interview: Lisa Tan," Kunstkrittik, Feb 24, 2015, Online. PDF (342 KB)

Tan, Lisa, Text for exhibition at Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Jan 14 - Feb 21, 2015. PDF (158 KB)

Algün Ringborg, Meriç and Erdem Taşdelen, eds. Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity. Stockholm: Antrepo AB, 2014

Kaila, Jan, Henk Slager, and Annette W. Balkema, eds. Doing Research. Helsinki: Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2012.

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, "500 Words: Lisa Tan," Artforum, April 2011, Online. PDF (237 KB)

 

 

Selected reviews

 

Contemporary Art Daily, November 18, 2016. PDF (848 KB)

Arnold, Frances, "Raqs Media Collective’s Shanghai Biennale Finally Ditches the Overdone Dichotomy between East and West" Artsy, November 14, 2016. PDF (1.3 MB)

Kurland, Justine, "Cirriculum, A List of Favorite Anythings" Aperture, Issue 220, Fall 2015. PDF (9.5 MB)

Jones, Ronald, "Review: Lisa Tan, Galleri Riis," Artforum, May 2015. PDF (1.4 MB)

Strand, David, "Art in Focus: 'Waves' by Lisa Tan," Vanguard Seattle, May 22, 2015. PDF (95 KB)

Scott, Sue, "2015 Triennial: Surround Audience," Brooklyn Rail, May 6, 2015, Online. PDF (203 KB)

Traps, Yevgeniya, "A Diaspora at the New Museum," Forward, May 2, 2015. Online. PDF (235 KB)

Duke, Laurie, "Review: Surround Audience," curating moving images, Apr 20, 2015, Online. PDF (304 KB)

Healey, Dale Megan, "The Intimate Art of Active Reading," Hyperallergic, Apr 9, 2015, Online. PDF (450 KB)

Cotter, Holland, "Review: Triennial Casts a Wary Eye on the Future," The New York Times, Feb 26, 2015. PDF (1.3 MB)

Wolin, Joseph R., "2015 Triennial: Surround Audience," TimeOut New York, Feb 26, 2015. PDF (743 KB)

Burns, Charlotte, "New Museum's Triennial: wired for the future," The Guardian, Feb 25,  2015. PDF (261 MB)

Berggren, Beata, "Lisa Tan: Arbetsbordet som objekt," Kunstkrittik, Jan 21, 2015, Online. (Swedish) PDF (192 KB)

Bons, Magnus, "Lisa Tan på Galleri Riis," Konsten.net, Jan 27, 2015, Online. (Swedish)

Kakan, "Här va det konst! Lisa Tan på Galleri Riis," Nöjesguiden, Jan 14, 2015, Online. (Swedish)

Karnell, Anders, "Låt kettlebelss ta plats!," Nöjesguiden, Jan 28, 2015, Online. (Swedish)

Ulekleiv, Line, "Fremmedgjort i Lofoten" Kunstkritikk, Sept 18, 2013, Online. (Norwegian) PDF (542 KB)

Wender, Jessie, Editor, "Books as Muses," The New Yorker, Oct 9, 2012, Online.

Dubois, Colette, "Lisa Tan: Sunsets", Review, H-Art, May 2012. PDF (858 KB)

Dubois, Colette, "Les Prince des rayons," H-Art, Issue #98, June 2012. PDF (182 KB)

Corbetta, Caroline, "È Lisa Tan la promessa su cui scommette Carsten Höller" L’Uomo Vogue, Jan 2012. PDF (232 KB)

"Lisa Tan, What follows is an ordinary situation" Monopol Magazin Für Kunst Und Leben, Apr 2011. PDF (71 KB)

Haskell, Caitlin, " Lisa Tan," Art Lies, No. 68, Spring/Summer 2011, p. 80. PDF (268 KB)

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, “Review: Lisa Tan, Arthouse at the Jones Center" Artforum, April 2011. PDF (343 KB)

Tagliafierro, Marco, "Critics’ Picks: Llama," Artforum, Jan 2011, Online. PDF (158 KB)

Lorent, Claude, “Les infimes frontiers du son et de l’image”, Arts Libre, April 16, 2010. (French) PDF (763 KB)

Archey, Karen, "AFC's Fall Preview: Project Space Edition, Three's Company," Art F City, Sept 2009. PDF (70 KB)

Tristan Trémeau, “Review: There is No(w) Romanticism," Le Même, Issue 43, June 2009. PDF (403 KB)

Stillpass, Zoe, “Review: Ambassador Suites,” Flash Art, Jan-Feb 2009.

Sennewald, Jens Emil, “Review: Archeology of Longing," Lacritique.org, Dec 2008, Online. PDF (298 KB)

Désanges, Guillaume, “Review: Archeology of Longing," Exit Express, Nov 2008.

O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, “Critics’ Picks: Moving a Mountain,” Artforum, May 2008, Online. PDF (664 KB)

Cotter, Holland, “Review: Nina in Position,” The New York Times, February 15, 2008. PDF (60 KB)

Cole, Lori, “Critics’ Picks: Nina in Position,” Artforum, March 2008, Online.

Smolik, Noemi, “Lisa Tan: The Baudelaire Itineraries” Artforum, Sept 2007. PDF (238 KB)

Zellen, Jody, “Lisa Tan: One Night Stand,” Art Papers, March 2007. PDF (176 KB)

Rattemeyer, Christian. “First Take,” Artforum, Jan 2006, p. 184-186. PDF (394 KB)

Pollack, Barbara. “Review; Happenstance,” Time Out, Issue 536, Jan 5-11, 2006. PDF (184 KB)

Cotter, Holland. “Review; Happenstance,” The New York Times, Dec 30, 2005. PDF (63 KB)

Sicha, Choire, “Review; Liars and Forgetters,” The New York Times, Sunday Oct 17, 2004.

Lehmann, Ulrike. “Der Erfundene Zwilling,” Kunstforum International, Bd. 158, Jan-Mar 2002.

 

 

Exhibition catalogues

 

Cornell, Lauren. Surround Audience: New Museum Triennial 2015, Skira Rizzoli, New York,  2015.

Ipiña, Rocío Gracia, Sergio Rubira, and Marta De La Torriente. Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd´hui, Del  Maniquí En El Escaparate a La Estrella Mediática, Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea, Santiago De Compostela, 2013.

Hernandez Chong Cuy, Sofia, 84 handkercheifs, an umbrella and some books, exhibition monograph, Kadist Art Foundation, Sept 2008.

 

 

Printed projects

  • J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites..., Edited by Christian Alandete and Agnès Violeau, Issue Number 5, Fall 2011

    J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites...

    Contribution to Issue Number 5

    Published Fall 2011

     

    Editors: Christian Alandete / Agnès Violeau

    Contributors: Sylvie Barre, Eric Baudelaire, Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam, Laetitia Benat, Asli Cavusoglu, John Cornu, Louise Desbrusses, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Andrea Geyer, Caroline Hoctan, Jenny Holzer, Thomas Lelu, Per-Oskar Leu, Jack Pierson, Esther Shalev Gerz, Lisa Tan, Thu Van Tran

     

    My contribution to the magazine's fifth edition, was to make bookmarks based on those found inside of books in my library. They were printed on card stock and placed between the pages of the magazine.  The front side of the bookmark shows a 1:1 scale image of the bookmark and the reverse side notes which book it was found in.

     

     

  • Glänta, Artist's project, "The English Language in the Dictionary...", edited by Göran Dahlberg & Linn Hansén,

    Issue 2-3.12, Spring 2012

    Glänta

    Issue 2-3.12

    Edited by Göran Dahlberg & Linn Hansén

     

    Sample PDF (1.4 MB)

     

    Artist project:

    Lisa Tan Det engelska språket i ordboken. Illustrationer av alla de ord som inte enbart förklaras med ord (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, tionde utgåvan).

     

    Lisa Tan The English language in the dictionary. All  the illustrations of words that cannot be described by words alone (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition)

     

     

    "Det nya numret av Glänta är fullt av små bilder, som envist visar något. Inte på ett mystiskt eller dunkelt sätt utan pregnant, pedagogiskt. De är utan all 'konstnärlighet'. Och mycket riktigt. De är tagna ur en uppslagsbok och representerar uppslagsord som inte förklaras enbart med ord, utan med bilder. De fungerar lustigt bra tillsammans med numrets essäer [...] Ta med sista meningen i Adornos text och klura på den: 'Den estetiska erfarenheten består i... en möjlighet som utlovas av sin omöjlighet. Konst är löftet om lycka som bryts.' Konsten som löftesbrott, alltså. Efter den evigt fåfänga jakten på lycka."

     

    Maria Schottenius, Dagens Nyheter

     

     

     

     

  • Portable Document, The English Language in the Dictionary..., edited by David Dodge, May 2010

    Portable Document, published May 2010

    Artist's Project

    The English Language in the Dictionary:  All  the illustrations of words that cannot be described by words alone (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition)

     

     

    Portabledocument "is a curated project for the online distribution and discussion of artist-made books and documents". My portable document, takes all of the illustrations of words that cannot be described by words alone.

     

    Click here for a pdf version of the project (17 MB)

  • North Drive Press #5, January 2010

    North Drive Press #5

    Published January 2010

    Editors: Matt Keegan and Sadie Laska

     

    Multiples: Becca Albee, B’L’ing, Lutz Bacher, Bianca Beck, Joe Bradley , Josh Brand , Kerstin Brätsch , Morgan Fisher , Karl Haendel , Tamar Halpern , Nate Hylden , Kim Krans , Andrew Kuo, Lily Ludlow, Mended Veil, Olivier Mosset, Arthur Ou, Nick Relph, Jacob Robichaux, Aura Rosenberg, Aurel Schmidt, Josh Shaddock, Nick Stillman, Lisa Tan, B. Wurtz.

     

    Interviews and texts: B’L’ing & UbuWeb, Fia Backström & Joseph Logan, Andreas Bunte & Kathrin Meyer, Ann Craven & Amy Granat, Trinie Dalton & Francine Spiegel, Roe Ethridge & Fia Backström, Eve Fowler & A.L. Steiner, Luke Fowler & Matt Wolf, Martha Friedman & Heather Rowe, Georg Gatsas & Norbert Möslang, Sam Gordon & B. Wurtz, Matt Hoyt & Jay Sanders, Melissa Ip & Cary Kwok, Clifford Owens & Christopher Y. Lew

     

     

     

  • Blind Spot Issue #40, edited by Arthur Ou, 2009

     

    BLIND SPOT, Summer 2009

    Issue 40

    Guest edited by Arthur Ou

     

    Moyra Davey, Trisha Donnelly, Simone Douglas, Paul Elliman, Seiichi Furuya, Leslie Hewitt, Annette Kelm, Lisa Ohlweiler, Adam Putnam, Michael Queenland, Torbjorn Rodland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Michael Schmidt, Nigel Shafran, Matthew Spiegelman, Lisa Tan

  • Glänta, Artist's project, "National Geographic", Issue 4.09, edited by Göran Dahlberg, Spring 2009

     

    Glänta, Issue 4.09

    Edited by Göran Dahlberg

    Artist's project, "National Geographic"

     

    "Glänta is an independent publishing house and quarterly cultural journal, in both cases operating around the intersections between philosophy, politics, aesthetics, literature, art, history, etc."

     

    PDF (2.8 MB)

     

     

  • This Long Century, Contribution No. 27, 2009

     

    This Long Century

    Contribution No. 27

     

    "THIS LONG CENTURY is an ever-evolving collection of personal insights from artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians and cultural icons the world over. Bringing together such intimate work as sketchbooks, personal memorabilia, annotated typescripts, short essays, home movies and near impossible to find archival work, THIS LONG CENTURY serves as a direct line to the contributers themselves."

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