Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective, founded in 2004. Their recent shows include Claire Fontaine: Economies at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (June 2 – August 22, 2010).
Seth Price (b. 1973) lives and works in New York City. Price’s edition is a thin metal cut-out depicting a jockey putting a show-jumping horse through its paces. An inkjet print on the piece’s surface reproduces a quick sketch of the same scene, albeit slightly out of register with the edges of the metal. The piece mounts on the wall with supplied Velcro. Price has exhibited at Capitain Petzel, Berlin (January 15 – February 27, 2010), and the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (May 26 – July 26, 2009). His work was also recently included in Free at the New Museum, New York (October 20, 2010 – January 23, 2011).
Rachel Harrison (b. 1966) is based in New York. A survey exhibition of her large-scale installations was presented in the summer of 2009 at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (June 27 – Dec. 20, 2009), at Portikus, Frankfurt (November 28, 2009 – January 17, 2010); and at Whitechapel Gallery (April 30 – June 20, 2010). Her work was also recently included in The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (August 1 – November 1, 2010). This print is a result of the artist’s response to something she read in her daily paper.
Adam Pendleton (b. 1984) lives and works in Upstate New York. His varied practice centres on an engagement with history and the semiotics of forms and images. Pendleton recently staged a three-part exhibition co-organized by de Appel and Kunstverein, Amsterdam. It included a screening of his new film installation BAND. It then traveled to be shown as part of a solo exhibition at The Kitchen, New York.
Liam Gillick (b. 1964) is based in New York and London. His shows include One Long Walk...Two Short Piers, an extensive retrospective of his work, at KAH, Bonn (April 1 – August 8, 2010).
Frances Stark (b. 1967) is based in Los Angeles. Titled Consider the following again: Why should you not be able to assemble yourself and write?, Stark’s edition is the third in an informal series in which Stark reframes a previous work, resulting in an image that ‘dangles... almost as if being held by the scruff of the neck.’ Her show, But What of Frances Stark standing by itself, a naked name, bare as a ghost to whom one would like to lend a sheet? was on view from November 19, 2009 – January 24, 2010 at Nottingham Contemporary, UK. Her work was also the subject of a recent solo show Frances Stark: This could become a gimmick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the Mind at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (October 22, 2010 – January 2, 2011).