Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer is a poet and critic from California. Her writings and readings have been featured widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Qalandiya International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. Her books include Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); Film as a Form of Writing, with Akram Zaatari (2013); and Rumored Animals (2012). Latimer is editor in chief of publications for documenta 14.

  • Amazonia


    Anthology as Cosmology

    Kateryna Botanova and Quinn Latimer

    Amazonia as a place, a subject, a point of view, and a socio-ecological world.

    The writers, thinkers, elders, artists, and activists contributing to this book are all concerned with Amazonia as a place, a subject, a point of view, and a socio-ecological world. A collection of voices, images, lands, waters, and spirits (both human and nonhuman), this book attempts to understand language in an extended sense—where writing, thinking, and art-making take the form of essays, poetry, images, testimonies, and hybridized other.

    The anthology comprises two distinct narrative sections, temporal structures, and points of view: the River and the Forest. The river is a kind of timeline, a sentence, a thread (of water) winding its way through the book, exploring indigenous thought and histories, issues of memory, erasure, rights and cultural practice, as well as the notion of ancestors and activism. The space of the forest, meanwhile, is represented as one of oral testimony and conversation, of voices speaking inside the present, in a kind of circular time in which past and future both impress upon and constitute the current uncertain moment. These voices include recorded conversations with elders, shamans, artists, and thinkers, as well as poetry, oral testimony, and artistic works from Amazonia that use the forest as both ground and cover.

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  • Magali Reus

    Magali Reus

    Hot Cottons—As mist, description

    Quinn Latimer and Laura McLean-Ferris

    This publication accompanies two exhibitions of recent sculptural work by the artist Magali Reus: “Hot Cottons” (2017–18) at Bergen Kunsthall and “As mist, description,” (2018) at the South London Gallery. Featuring an essay by writer and curator Laura Mclean-Ferris and a poetic response by writer and poet Quinn Latimer as well as a fully illustrated overview of Reus's work, this catalogue provides an in-depth exploration of the artist's recent sculptural practice.

    Producing a sculptural language that is both familiar yet unlocatable Reus draws heavily on the past and present landscape of industry and fabrication, creating forms using a plethora of materials that include: mesh, jesmonite, cotton, steel, rubber, leather. Interested in collaborative processes of making, from virtual design to handmade fabrication, Reus combines sculptural games with material explorations. Everyday materials are transformed with powder blues, pastel greens, and dirty beiges. Reus's sculptures appear in a state of transition, in progress, mid-function, restored, or destroyed. Autographs of famous athletes, graphics from an iconic Norwegian matchbox, forms reminiscent of fire extinguishers, decorative ironwork, or modular frameworks, all feature in Reus's sculptures transforming defined materials into newly undefinable objects. Working with factories in Holland to develop specific fabrics, using complex molding and weaving techniques, all the while drawing on the language of digital design Reus navigates the contemporary post-industrial moment with playful unease, creating objects with familiar yet fluid identities.

    Copublished with Bergen Kunsthall, South London Gallery

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  • Like a Woman

    Like a Woman

    Essays, Readings, Poems

    Quinn Latimer

    Quinn Latimer's arresting writings find expression in literature and theory as well as contemporary art and its history. Moving from Southern California to central and southern Europe, crossing geographies and genres, her texts record specters and realities of culture, migration, and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. 

    Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer's recent essays and poems collected here examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman retrieves the refrain, the litany, and the chorus, exploring their serial ecstasies and political possibilities.

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  • Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs

    Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs

    Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder

    Quinn Latimer and Adam Szymczyk

    Since his arrival in New York in 1969, the French artist Michel Auder (b. 1945, Soissons, France) has authored more than five hundred video works that chart five decades of the medium's history. Employing new video formats as they become available, many of which have quickly fallen into obsolescence, Auder has prolifically produced short and feature films as well as video installations and photography that transgress genres, gleaning the fields of art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema. At once poetic and critical, cruel and confessional, Auder's casually virtuosic oeuvre continues to disrupt traditional perceptual habits of moviegoers and art audiences alike, subverting notions of filmic narrative and process.

    This new monograph includes “Twenty Film-Poems for M. Auder,” a series of mini-essays on selected videos by Quinn Latimer, an American poet and critic based in Basel, as well as “Portrait of the Marauder,” an extensive interview with the artist by Adam Szymczyk, director of Kunsthalle Basel. The book which also includes a catalogue raisonné of Auder's video works, was designed by Julia Born, a Swiss graphic designer who lives and works in Berlin.

    This book was conceived on the occasion of the exhibitions “Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder,” on view at Kunsthalle Basel, June 9–August 25, 2013, and curated by Adam Szymczyk; and “Michel Auder: Selected Works,” on view at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, October 31–November 17, 2013, and curated by Sophie von Olfers.

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  • Paul Sietsema

    Paul Sietsema

    Interviews on Films and Works

    Quinn Latimer

    Published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel (June–August 2012), this publication includes interviews and images of the work of the Los Angeles-based artist Paul Sietsema. The residual aesthetics of Sietsema's art practice result from the translation of visual information between mediums—for instance, his sculptures and paintings appear on film rather than in their original media. Through the accumulation of conversations with the artist spanning from 2006 to 2012—primarily reproductions of earlier material with the addition of a new interview by Adam Szymczyk, director of Kunsthalle Basel, and Quinn Latimer, an art critic and the book's editor—the discursive texts in Interviews on Films and Works obliquely encompass the issues central to the artist's work, including the perception of present time and the relationship of materials to form. Also featured in the publication are stills from newly produced films, Telegraph (2012) and Encre Chine (2012), as well as reproductions of paintings and works on paper developed from the recurring visual motif of a photograph of a sailboat—continuing Sietsema's ongoing investigation into the mechanics of knowledge and history within image culture.

    Co-published with Kunsthalle Basel

    ContributorsAndrew Berardini, Anne Collier, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Bruce Hainley, Carter Mull, Ali Subotnick, Adam Szymczyk & Quinn Latimer, The Wrong Times

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