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Chris Coekin

The Altogether  The Altogether by Chris Coekin is a multi-layered body of work that investigates the notion of art, work and struggle. The photographs were produced in a UK factory that began manufacturing copper wire in 1834. The Altogether is concerned with the employees of the factory - the manual workers, the backbone...

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Sol LeWitt is an American artist most commonly associated with movements such as conceptual art and minimalism. LeWitt was extraordinarily prolific, producing thousands of prints, wall drawings and paintings. He produced over 80 books in his lifetime, which deal with a different disciplines and feature his work. Each book marks...

Edward Ruscha (b. 1937)

Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, 1963.  Edward Ruscha is an American artist who works with a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and film. His interest in books stems from a fascination with typography, language and sculpture. He has become famous for his ‘word-paintings,’ which are structured to shift the...

Anne Moeglin-Delcroix

L’Esthetique du livre d’artiste: Une introduction a l’art contemporain, 2012 Becoming an art form at the same time as video, in the early 1960s, the artist's book had not yet been the subject of any major historical and aesthetic study. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix inaugurates the genre in an imposing way with...

Joseph Kosuth

Notebook on Water, 1970 Kosuth places his work under the sign of investigation. Notebook on Water (1965-1966), conceived in 1965-1966 while Kosuth was still a student at the School of Visual Art New York. These proto-investigations coincide with the beginning of the work done by Kosuth on the general theme...

John Baldessari & Lawrence Weiner

The Metaphor Problem- Again, 1999 This collaboration of two long-time friends took place in Hotel Castel in Zuoz, a place known for its commitment to art, up in the seclusion of the Swiss Alps. The book and the portfolio, with their hidden jokes, testify to the artists’ joyful, humorous exchange...

News

Press: L’Orient du Jour

"Chris et Noel: deux inspecteurs geographiques" "Nous interrogeons la photographie en tant que médium, interrompt Noël Nasr, et nous interrogeons sa subjectivité. Il ne s’agit pas là d’un travail nostalgique ou explicatif et narratif, mais simplement d’une expérience relatée par des photographes chevronnés qui ont voulu la partager avec le...

Press: The Daily Star

"Your Lebanon, as seen through 70's cameras" "Lebanon's landscape isn't what it was. That's one reading of "The Distance is Always Other", a show of works by Lebanon's Noel Nasr and the U.K.'s Chris Coekin, now up at ArtLab."   Georgia Beeston, The Daily Star - Lebanon, May 17, 2018, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/May-17/449681-your-lebanon-as-seen-through-70s-cameras.ashx