GAGARIN: A Journal of Artists’ Writings

October 26 - December 10, 2018
6-8 PM

Printed Matter is pleased to present GAGARIN: A Journal of Artists’ Writings, an exhibition exploring the artists’ periodical published and edited by Wilfried Huet. The installation draws from and excerpts artist contributions to the magazine alongside related archival documents, a selection of artworks, and GAGARIN-produced editions.

Please join us October 26, 6-8PM, for an opening reception featuring a conversation between Wilfried Huet and GAGARIN contributors Camille Henrot and Jill Magid.

GAGARIN (2000-2016) was envisioned as a place for “The artists in their own words”, providing contributors with a singular platform to share new and unpublished writing projects that fell outside of the typical boundaries of an art magazine. Borrowing its guiding ethos from a John Baldessari interview — “Talking about art simply is not art. Talk can be art, but then it is not talking about art*” — Gagarin was guarded against over-verbalization around artmaking, and set out to open up a space where talk and language could itself be an artistic act. Free of advertisements, criticism, and introductory preambles, each issue was comprised of text works by artists (with the occasional text-driven visuals), including a mix of conceptual poetry, discursive works, as well as longer form writings with a non-specialist bent.

Featuring the work of both lesser known and highly visible artists — “famous” artists were always paid less than the emerging — GAGARIN ultimately published 33 issues, including the work of some 280 artists. The publication was decidedly international, representing 64 countries and works in more than 47 languages, always accompanied by an English translation. Contributions ranged from a one word text piece by Annette Messager (“Rumeur”) to Newspaper Interventions from Carlos Amorales, a work in which the artist clandestinely inserted fictitious articles on the activities of Chilean poets into a Mexican weekly.

Gagarin borrows its name from Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut who in 1961 reached orbit on the Vostok 1 spacecraft and became the first person to enter space.

Additional contributions include those from Laure Prouvost, Marlene Dumas, Sophie Calle, Joseph Grigely, Camille Henrot, Gabriel Kuri, Alfredo Jaar, Richard Serra, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jill Magid, Pierre Bismuth, Rosa Barba, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Harun Farocki, and many others.

Individual issues of GAGARIN will be made available for purchase, as well as a box set including all 33 issues. Please write to sales@printedmatter.org for more info.

Kite image: Simon Patterson – Manned Flight – 2000

(Journal of Contemporary Art, volume 2 #2 Fall/Winter 1989, with Meg Cranston)

Checklist
  1. Mario Garcia Torres, Navid Nuur, Hassan Khan, Dennis Tyfus, Héctor Zamora, Pratchaya Phinthong, Leonor Antunes and Simryn Gill
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2012
    2000
    $20.00
  2. Qiu Zhijie, Richard Serra, Sislej Xhafa, Dora Garcia, Nathalie Djurberg, Ria Pacquee, Krist Gruijthuijsen and and Douglas Park
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2007
    size unknown
    $20.00
  3. Carla Zaccagnini, Olivier Foulon, Elina Saloranta, Matt Mullican, Agnes Geoffray, Philippe Van Snick, and Paola Pivi and John Baldessari
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2006
    size unknown
    $20.00
  4. Santiago Sierra, Thomas Huber, Bernard Villers, Ilona Ruegg, Kader Attia, Artur Barrio, Nico Dockx and Suchan Kinoshita
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2006
    size unknown
    $20.00
  5. Santiago Sierra, Thomas Huber, Bernard Villers, Ilona Ruegg, Kader Attia, Artur Barrio, Nico Dockx and Suchan Kinoshita
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2006
    unknown
    $20.00
  6. Ed Ruscha, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Petrit Halilaj, Paul Chan, Ermias Kifleyesus, Pierre Bismuth, Danny Devos and and David Maroto
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2009
    unknown
    $20.00
  7. Guiseppe Penone, Bhupen Khakhar, Stan Douglas, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Anri Sala, Michel Francois, Willem Oorebeek and Simon Patterson
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2002
    size unknown
    $20.00
  8. Philippe Parreno, Annabel Daou, Ghada Amer, Runa Islam, Edith Dekyndt, Kati Heck, Michael Curran and and Harmony Korine
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2009
    unknown
    $20.00
  9. Roman Ondak, Tomas Schmit, Lois & Franziska Weinberger, Gabriel Kuri, Honore D'O, Anatoli Osmolovski, and Agnese Bule and Peter Downsbrough
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2004
    size unknown
    $20.00
  10. Juan Munoz, Maria Serebriakova, Guy Rombouts, Marlene Dumas, Stephan Balkenhol and and Manfredu Schu
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2002
    size unknown
    $20.00
  11. Aleksandra Mir, Peter Friedl, Saâdane Afif, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Bul, Danh Vo, Philip Metten and Adam Chodzko
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2008
    2000
    $20.00
  12. Annette Messager, Fiona Tan, Bernd Lohaus, Raoul de Keyser, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Andy Lelisi'uao, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Marie José Burki
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2002
    size unknown
    $20.00
  13. Surasi Kusolwong, Patrick Corillon, Christoph Fink, Mark Manders, Ken Lum, Nedko Solakov, Ayse Erkmen and Olaf Probst
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2002
    size unknown
    $20.00
  14. Joseph Kosuth, Paolo Chiasera, Matej Krén, Tintin Wulia, Alicja Kwade, Roman Signer and Eulalia Valldosera.
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2010
    2000
    $20.00
  15. Cerith Wyn Evans, Fernanda Gomes, Adrian Paci, Job Koelewijn, Erwin Wurm, Marilou Van Lierop, Paul McCarthy and Ugo Rondinone
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2007
    $20.00
  16. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2016
    $20.00
  17. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2016
    2000
    $20.00
  18. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2015
    $20.00
  19. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2015
    $20.00
  20. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2014
    $20.00
  21. Wilfried Huet, editor
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2014
    $20.00
  22. François Curlet, Gonkar Gyatso, Philippe Van Wolputte, Rosa Barba, Jenny Holzer, Harun Farocki, Grazia Toderi and Lia Perjovschi
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2010
    2000
    $20.00
  23. Minerva Cuevas, David Shrigley, Boris Achour, Joost Conijn, Zineb Sedira, Rosemarie Castoro, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and and Peter Regli
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2005
    size unknown
    $20.00
  24. Ernst Caramelle, Nina Papaconstantinou, Pieter Laurens Mol, Orla, Barry, Joseph Grigely, Guillaume Bijl and Panamarenko
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2004
    size unknown
    $20.00
  25. Sergei Bratkov, Lawrence Weiner, John Kormeling, Liang Yue, Acconci Studio, Joelle Tuerlinckx, Mark Lewis, Maurizio Nannucci and Vito Acconci
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2004
    size unknown
    $20.00
  26. Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Jimmie Durham, Anne Daems, Paolo Canevari, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jonathan Monk, Bodys Isek Kingelez and Kirsten Pieroth
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2005
    size unknown
    $20.00
  27. Fabienne Audéoud, Vaast Colson, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mekhitar Garabedian, Christine Meisner, Marc Nagtzaam, Raymond Pettibon and Javier Téllez
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2011
    2000
    $22.00
  28. Tariq Alvi, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Sophie Calle, Berend Strik & One Architecture, Liam Gillick, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Lefevre Jean Claude and Jürgen Partenheimer
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2002
    size unknown
    $20.00
  29. Lida Abdul, Marcel Odenbach, Loulou Cherinet, Jennifer Tee, Alfredo Jaar, Thomas Hirschhorn, Capitaine Lonchamps and Hans Op De Beeck
    Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2005
    size unknown
    $20.00

  30. Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2013
    2000
    $20.00

  31. Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2012
    $20.00

  32. Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, 2011
    $20.00

  33. Gagarin
    Antwerp, Belgium: Gaga VZW, November 2009
    $20.00
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