Art Metropole Evidence of the Avant Garde Ex-Library
Derek Sullivan's work responds to systems of distribution and how the meaning of objects change as they circulate in the world. His recent drawings look at the structure of books and their subjects, exploring the relationships between physical reproduction and the spread of information.
This new publication is based on Sullivan's own copy of the original catalogue of Evidence of the Avant Garde Since 1957, first published by Art Metropole in 1984. The original pages of the catalogue are interrupted by other kinds of distributed objects: prisms, scatter rainbows, ragweed's pollen give the reader a runny nose, metro tickets spill out of pockets... In reproducing these moments, Evidence of the Avant Garde Ex-Library examines the poetics of circulating artworks and the content that they pick up along the way.
Publisher: Art Metropole