We like to ask the artists who exhibit at Spike Island to share with us and our visitors the books and other texts that have influenced them and their work.
Relating to their summer 2013 exhibitions, Material Evidence and If Not Always Permanently, Memorably, Melissa Gordon and James Richards have both offered a rich collection of varied sources, ranging from poetry and plays to artists' books and theoretical texts.
Edward Albee Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Batchelor Chromophobia
Yve-Alain Bois Painting as Model
e.e. cummings Is 5
Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt (eds.) PERSONA
Donald Judd ‘Specific Objects’
Chris Kraus Summer of Hate
Lucy Lippard Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972
Mina Loy Collision
Rita McBride Naked Came The ****
Cady Noland Towards a Metalanguage of Evil
Willem Oorebeek Monolith
Grace Paley The Little Disturbances of Man
Josh Smith and Christopher Wool can your monkey do the dog
Hito Steyerl ‘The Spam of the Earth: Withdrawal from Representation’
Greg Bordowitz General Idea (One Work)
Robert Gober The Meat Wagon
Dave Hickey and Susan Tallman The Collections of Barbara Bloom
James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover
Eileen Myles The Importance of Being Iceland
Henrik Olesen How Do I Make Myself a Body?
Camille Paglia Vamps and Tramps
Edmund White My Lives