Frances Stark: Collected Writing: 1993−2003 brings together many of Frances Stark’s texts for the first time, including essays on artists and artist’s text pieces. Stark’s writing is not specifically sited in visual art, but is rooted in the condition of contemporary life encountering along the way the literary tradition, music and philosophy. These provide the backbone to much of her thinking, as do the problems faced by being both an artist and writer today. These themes are presented through a pseudo-autobiographical style which frequently presents itself as poetic musings, that create meandering, off-centred texts that are often humorous and at the same time highly readable.
This book also includes facsimiles of The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work of Art as well as specially designed pages by Stark, making this anthology a fascinating insight into the artist’s practice. The book includes a foreword by Matthew Higgs.
Co-published by Book Works with greengrassi, CRG, Daniel Buchholz & Marc Foxx galleries.
Out of print.