Editorial assistance by Alex Bennett and Louise Parfitt
Designed by Dan Solbach and Emma Geslot
Printed by DZA in Altenburg
230 x 150 mm, paperback
296 pages, colour illustrations throughout
Published by White Cube, September 2023
Companion is an annual anthology of art and writings, platforming the practices of artists White Cube has worked with. Visual essays, in-conversations, recorded lectures, poetry, artist writings and newly commissioned texts are just some of the forms of creative expression and discourse brought together in a single volume.
Highlights include rarely seen artist writings such as Georg Baselitz’s acerbic manifesto and haiku by Theaster Gates; newly commissioned essays on Cerith Wyn Evans, Mona Hatoum and Isamu Noguchi (by Alex Bennett, Philomena Epps and Tom Hastings respectively); close readings on single, outstanding works of art by Robert Ryman (by Courtney J Martin), Beatriz Milhazes (by Delfim Sardo) and Luc Tuymans (by Philippa Snow); long-form pieces reflecting on recent political affairs and the revolutionary power of art through the work of Doris Salcedo (by Rod Mengham) and Julie Mehretu (by TJ Demos); and visual essays by Antony Gormley, Ibrahim Mahama and Sarah Morris which occasion alternative ways of engaging with artistic practice.
Featuring archival materials, special commissions and new writing, this lavishly illustrated volume convenes critical, scholarly and poetic voices. Reflective of White Cube’s activities, Companion is an essential record of contemporary art and writing.
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Georg Baselitz, Alex Bennett, TJ Demos, Philomena Epps, Cerith Wyn Evans, Theaster Gates, Antony Gormley, Martha Graham, Tom Hastings, Mona Hatoum, Toby Kamps, Imi Knoebel, Robert Macfarlane, Ibrahim Mahama, Courtney J Martin, Julie Mehretu, Rod Mengham, Beatriz Milhazes, Sarah Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Robert Ryman, Doris Salcedo, Delfim Sardo, Andrea Schlieker, Raqib Shaw, Philippa Snow, Luc Tuymans, Courtney Willis Blair and Léon Wuidar.