REAL LIFE Magazine

Selects Writings and Projects 1979-1994


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320 Pages
21 x 27 cm
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REAL LIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994 highlights a selection of writings and artists' projects from REAL LIFE magazine, which was originally edited by artist, writer, and curator, Thomas Lawson and writer, Susan Morgan. Published in twenty-three issues from 1979-1994 as an intermittent black and white magazine, REAL LIFE featured artists and art historians writing on art, media and popular culture interspersed with pictorial contributions. The development of the magazine through its 15 year history, traces the influences, development and transitions of artists through the 80s.


The anthology features writings by and about Dara Birnbaum, Eric Bogosian, Rhys Chatham, Mark Dion, Jack Goldstein, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Thomas Lawson, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Dave Muller, Matt Mullican, Adrian Piper, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, John Stezaker, Bernard Tschumi, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, and James Welling among others.


Table of Contents:

Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan: Various Histories of REAL LIFE Magazine

Matthew Higgs: REAL LIFE


Susan Morgan: an interview with Robert Moskowitz, 1979

Valentin Tatransky: Collage And The Problem Of Representation: Sherrie Levine's new work, 1979

Grahame Shane: Crime as Function, 1979

Susan Morgan: an interview with Steve Gianakos, 1979

Barbara Kruger: Game Show, 1979

James Welling: Untitled, 1979

Thomas Lawson: Every Picture Tells A Story Don't It? 1979

Thomas Lawson: Fashion Moda, 1980

Richard Prince: Primary Transfers, 1980

Dan Graham: The Destroyed Room of Jeff Wall, 1980

Kim Gordon: Trash Drugs And Male Bonding, 1980

Thomas Lawson: Going Places, 1980

Susan Morgan: Michael Hurson, 1980

Barbara Kruger: Devils With Red Dresses On, 1980

Thomas Lawson: Long Distance Information, 1980

Joseph Bishop: Desperate Character, 1980

Richard Prince: Menthol Pictures, 1980

Laurie Simmons: Sam and Dottie Dance, 1980

Jim Bradley: Radical Genitalia, 1980

Allan McCollum: Matt Mullican's World, 1980

Michael Smith: Mike In... What Should I Do About The Car? 1980

Sherrie Levine: Two Photographs After Walker Evans, 1980

Kim Gordon: Honeymoon Habit, 1980

Post-Modernism: a symposium, 1981

Dan Graham: BOWWOWWOW (the Age of Piracy), 1981

Howard Singerman: The Artist as Adolescent, 1981

Elsa Bulgari: Your Everyday Critic, 1981

Thomas Lawson: Too Good to be True, 1981

Jenny Bolande: Elk Grazed as if Nothing Had Happened, 1981

David Robbins: Notes toward film, 1981

Eric Bogosian: Fascination, 1981

Fulton Ryder: Pissing on Ice, 1981

Joan Wallace and Geralyn Donohue: Edit deAk, 1982

Rex Reason: Democratism, 1982

The Holy Ghost Writers: Condensation and Dish-Placement, 1982-3

Howard Singerman: Paragraphs toward an essay entitled 'Restoration Comedies', 1982-3

John Roberts: Ruins in the Realm of Thought, 1983

Paul McMahon: From The Permanent Collection, 1983

Jo Baer and Bruce Robbins: Beyond the Pale, 1983

Kathi Norklun: Courage, 1983

Tim Rollins: Particles, 1980-1983, 1983-4

Doug Ashford: Kiss of Death, 1983-4

Thomas Lawson: Komar & Melamid, 1983-4

Robin Winters: The Secret Agent: an interview with Jacki Ochs , 1983-4

Robert C. Morgan: a conversation with Lawrence Weiner , 1983-4

Judith Kirshner: A Blinding Light , 1983-4

Rex Reason: Brie Popcorn: an interview with the directors of Nature Morte Gallery, 1983-4

John Miller: Morality and the Poetic, 1984

Susan Morgan: Portraits of the Artists/Composite Drawings, 1984

B.P. Gutfreund: Four Photographs, 1984

Susan Morgan: Each and Every One of You, 1985

Mark Dion: Tales From The Dark Side, 1985

Jeff Wall: Dan Graham's Kammerspiel Parts I and II, 1985

Jana Sterbak: Premeditated: an interview with Ed Ruscha, 1985

Walter Robinson: The Quest For Failure, 1985-6

Derek Boshier: John Dugger, 1985-6

John A.Walker: Unholy Alliance: Chairman Mao, Andy Warhol, and the Saatchis, 1985-6

Kellie Jones: David Hammons, 1986

John Miller: Swiss Family Robbins, 1986

Adrian Piper: An Open Letter to Donald Kuspit, 1987-8

Susan Morgan: when X does not equal Y , 1987-8

Thomas Lawson: Critical Art Ensemble, 1988-9

Christine N. Lea: Beyond Belief, 1988-9

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled 1988: Detail of a Sculpture (Endless Copies), 1988-9

Thomas Lawson: No Bull, 1990

Allan McCollum: Photo from TV (with Paintings), 1990

Dara Birnbaum: The Wondering Of Context, 1990

James Welling: Corridors, 1989, 1990

Michael Smith and R. Sikoryak: Mike, 1990

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled, 1990

Judith Barry: Drive-In or Walk-In Museum, 1990

Group Material: AIDS Timeline, 1990

David Robbins: Three Cancelled TV Families, 1990

Louise Lawler: Untitled 1988, 1990

Susan Morgan: Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, 1994

Josef Strau and Stephan Dillemuth: Friesenwall 120, 1994

David A. Muller: Three Day Weekend, 1994

Spencer Finch: Amnesia And Saying Nothing, 1994