Hans Ulrich Obrist

It Has Only Just Begun


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48 pages
11.5 x 16.5 cm
Colour Offset
Edition 1000


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For anyone who missed the keynote address given by Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Joseph Grigely and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the 2008 New York Contemporary Artists' Book Conference, this artist's book, designed by Grigely, provides a complete transcription, beautifully printed in a range of cyan tones and accompanied by images taken from Grigely and Tiravanija's sizable output of artist's books.


In his introduction, Obrist asserts the need for a study of artists' books made in the 1990s, when a small number of artists were using cheap or antiquated methods to revisit a medium made popular in the 1960s and 70s. What follows is a relaxed and yet in-depth and thoroughly researched conversation in which Obrist, Grigely, and Tiravanija discuss the concepts and methodologies that have informed their respective book-making practices over the years. With an introduction by AA Bronson.