Prefaces and Appendices, together, constitute an artist’s book by Jordan Tate. Prefaces is driven by the potential of the unrealised.
At first glance, Tate appears to have one of the strongest exhibition histories of any contemporary artist. It boasts installation shots of the Swiss Institute in New York, Pilar Corrias Gallery in London, Wiels in Brussels and even immaculate depictions of his work hanging in the Guggenheim. This is all artifice. These images are Tate’s latest body of work titled Prefaces. – Justine Ludwig
The publication includes essays by a select group of curators, directors and artists that all respond to and/or contextualise Tate’s work: Amalie Smith, Lap Le, Brendan Embser Wattenberg, Nicholas O’Brien, Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, Cori Kirsch, Tim Davis, Rick Silva, Abigail Susik, Justine Ludwig.
Published: 2016 Edition of 300 Four colour offset & risograph printing ISBN 978-87-92988-18-8
Two volumes: Prefaces: Hardcover, 16 x 22 cm, 192 pages Designed by Lodret Vandret
Appendices: Softcover, 25 x 29 cm, 154 pages Designed by Jordan Tate