50 projects 50 weeks
£29.95 | $39.95
27 x 21 cm | 9 x 11 in
300 ills | 416 pages
Editor Fatos Ustek
Contributors Gilda Williams, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Louisa Buck, Laura Eldret, Suzanne Treister, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, et a
This publication brings together material from the eponymous arts programme staged at ICA Studio in 2015. A revival of Mark Francis and Jay Jopling’s fig-1 project that took place in 2000, fig-2 staged 50 week-long residencies with contemporary artists, with the artists only announced the week before their exhibition.
Under the curation of Fatos Ustek, curator of the 10th Gwangju Biennale, fig-2 offered a programme that spanned visual arts, literature, science, fashion, design and performance, with contributors ranging from activists, architects and actors to dancers, sculptors, speakers and even a cybernetics expert. Contributors included Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Suzanne Treister, Anne Hardy, FOS and Eva Rothschild.
Each of the 50 exhibitions is presented in the publication, as well as a series of artist interviews, curatorial texts and images of the work or performance in-situ. Additional contributions also come from prominent members of the art world, such as Louisa Buck (The Art Newspaper art critic), Caroline Douglas (Director, Contemporary Art Society), Mark Francis (fig-1 Curator and Director), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery Co-Director), Gilda Williams (writer and lecturer) and Catherine Wood (Tate Modern Curator of Performance). O