New Center-Funded Publications from the ICA and the Free Library of Philadelphia

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The Free Library of Philadelphia's publication for Framing Fraktur and the Institute of Contemporary Art's publication for Barbara Kasten: Stages.

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Interior detail of the Institute of Contemporary Art's publication for Barbara Kasten: Stages.

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Interior detail of the Institute of Contemporary Art's publication for Barbara Kasten: Stages.

Barbara Kasten: Stages
Institute of Contemporary Art

Commemorating the first major survey of artist Barbara Kasten's work, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania through August 16, Barbara Kasten: Stages is now available from JRP|Ringier, in collaboration with the ICA. The catalogue situates Kasten's practice within current conversations around sculpture and photography, and includes a biography of the artist, a conversation between Kasten and artist Liz Deschenes, and new scholarly essays by curator Alex Klein and art historians Alex Kitnick and Jenni Sorkin.

Read an excerpt from Alex Klein's catalogue essay, "Pictures and Props."

Framing Fraktur
Free Library of Philadelphia

Framing Fraktur explored the relationship between traditional Pennsylvania German fraktur and the work of seven contemporary artists, presented simultaneously at the Free Library of Philadelphia in the spring of 2015. Edited by curator Judith Tannenbaum, with contributions from Lisa Minardi, Janine Pollock, and Matthew Singer, the vividly-illustrated publication, Framing Fraktur (University of Pennsylvania Press), reinterprets and reframes fraktur through historical background, analysis, and linkage to modern practices and art movements.

Watch Questions of Practice videos from artists Marian Bantjes and Bob and Roberta Smith, part of the Framing Fraktur contemporary exhibition.