Publications

Eleanor Bond: Mountain of Shame | An exhibition catalogue by Plug In ICA in collaboration with the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the long awaited publication Eleanor Bond: Mountain of Shame.

New publication Terrance Houle: Givn'r now available at Plug In Art Book Shop

GIVN’R, Terrance Houle’s 2009 solo exhibition at Plug In ICA, is accompanied by a publication featuring essays by Emelie Chhangur, Anthony Kiendl, and Richard William Hill.

Plug In Editions with The Art Gallery of York University
96 pages

Plug In ICA XL Anniversary T-Shirt

Celebrate Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s 40th Anniversary with one of our new t-shirts.

The t-shirt features Plug In ICA’s signature font, especially designed for Plug In ICA by U R B A N I N K.

Show your support for Plug In ICA by purchasing this collector’s item for only $25.00.

Plug In ICA XL Anniversary Tote Bag

Celebrate Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s 40th Anniversary with one of our new limited edition cotton tote bags.

The tote features a list of artists that have exhibited at Plug In ICA during our 40 year history (double sided).

Show your support for Plug In ICA by purchasing this collector’s item for only $7.00.

Launch of Sound & Vision vinyl LP record

Friday, April 13 at 7 pm, in conjunction with the Sound & Vision: Crossroads opening reception, Plug In ICA launches the new Sound & Vision Contour 2011 vinyl LP record. This LP is co-published by Plug In Editions and Contour vzw, Mechelen, Belgium.

My Winnipeg Publication Now Available for Purchase

The exhibition My Winnipeg is accompanied by a publication featuring over 70 artists, illustrating over 200 works. It features writing by Sigrid Dahle, Robert Enright, Noam Gonick, Anthony Kiendl, Cathy Mattes and Meeka Walsh. The catalogue is published as a travel guide, and features maps, listings, and significant recommendations and addresses for visiting Winnipeg.

AA Bronson & Peter Hobbs: Queer Spirits

From 2006 to 2009, AA Bronson collaborated with artist Peter Hobbs on the project Invocation of the Queer Spirits.  The rituals that resulted are evoked, and invoked in Queer Spirits, Bronson and Hobbs’ diaristic and imagistic exploration of the project.

 

Scratching the Surface: The Post-Prairie Landscape

Scratching the Surface: The Post-Prairie Landscape is a multi-platform, cross-disciplinary project exploring the changing face of Winnipeg through a genre that continues to haunt the Canadian subconscious. Entwining history and zeitgeist, the meaning of “landscape” mutates with every shift in the social and cultural attitudes of its inhabitants.

sp_mb: Complex Order: Intrusions in Public Space

Complex Order: Intrusions in Public Space was born of a necessity to build a conversation around the work of spmb [São Paulo-Manitoba] in dialogue with other practitioners, artists, architects, theoreticians, and critics, mapping out the regions of understanding of what they do. spmb often works in the public realm “in response” to the circumstances and challenges presented.

Informal Architectures: Space and Contemporary Culture

Informal Architectures: Space and Contemporary Culture is a compilation of writing and visual art on spatial culture in modernity post 9/11. Contributors include established figures in the fields of cultural studies, art theory, urbanism and design.

Jeanne Randolph: Ethics of Luxury

In Ethics of Luxury, renowned Canadian thinker and artist Jeanne Randolph gives us a magnum opus focusing on one of the most pressing issues facing us today – how we act morally and ethically while participating in a culture of abundance, opulence and consumerism.

Mitch Robertson: 5 6 7: Economies of Good & Evil

5 6 7: Economies of Good & Evil is a catalogue of work by Toronto-based artist Mitch Robertson, placing his most recent project in the context of his career by way of images, texts, and an interview with the artist.

Shaan Syed: Crowds & Constellations

Crowds & Constellations is a monograph reflecting on the work of Toronto-born, London (UK) based artist Shaan Syed from 2001 to 2005.

Dominique Rey: Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir

Dominique Rey distinguished herself as one of Canada’s exceptional young photo-based artists. Her work has been a progressive and thoughtful exploration of issues surrounding female identity and sexuality. With this project, she delves into the difficult lives of women living in a controversial netherworld.

Micah Lexier: David Then & Now

This book is a document of Micah Lexier’s project, David Then & Now, which took place in a series of bus shelters in Winnipeg during the summer of 2005. The project consisted of a 48 different images placed in the spaces normally occupied by bus shelter advertisements. Each bus shelter image consisted of a pair of images, taken of the same person 10 years apart.

Ken Gregory: Cheap Meat Dreams and Acorns

Ken Gregory has experimented with form and technology for more than fifteen years, creating interactive computer-based installations. He is currently working on the exploration of the use of computers towards building user-defined interactive computer software and hardware for the making and performing of media art works.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: Libretto

Libretto includes the complete song texts from Lyric Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s new installation. Libretto is a signed and numbered edition of 1, 000.

Paul Butler: My Mad Skillz

Paul Butler’s subject is contemporary advertising, its reflection of urban social values, its fascination with superficial beauty, and its glamorization of life. He works in the collage tradition by cutting up magazines and then pasting, reorganizing, and sometimes obscuring the ad imagery with materials like duct tape and vinyl.

John Körmeling: A Good Book

A Good Book is a 184-paged fully illustrated colour book documenting John Körmeling’s significant output from the last 20 years and his recent projects surrounding Utrecht 2000 (such as the Mobile Fun ferris wheel project as well as Current Events newspaper insert project).

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Paradise Institute

Like a cubist collage, artists Cardiff and Miller weave numerous strands of visual and textual dialogue in this unique publication recreating their acclaimed mixed-media miniature cinema installation, The Paradise Institute. First exhibited at the 49th Venice Biennale for the Visual Arts, this new genre cinema installation combines moving images, sound and space in an unconventional manner.

John Armstrong: Sanguine

This catalogue includes numerous colour reproductions and essays by Gordon Hatt and Lisa Gabrielle Mark as well as poetry by Jill Battson and Gary Michael Dault.

Beck and Al Hansen: Playing With Matches

In the late 1980s and early 1990s the double Grammy award-winning artist currently known as Beck and his grandfather, the Happenings artist Al Hansen, each produced a series of riveting collages, establishing a path for Beck’s process art.

Janet Werner and Patrick Traer: Trance

Trance was intended as an alternative to the conventional solo survey or retrospective exhibition as it explores the collaborative process as an important issue in contemporary art.

Memories of Overdevelopment: Philippine Diaspora in Contemporary Art

Ranging as it does from the plainly figurative to apparently formal strategies, the new and recent art in Memories of Overdevelopment throws into question the very concept of abstraction in relation to Diaspora by placing into relief the link between separation from the material and separation from place. It features artists Manuel Ocampo, Santiago Bose, and Joseph Santarromana.

Carolyn Dukes: Remember...Relate...Retell...

Remember…Relate…Retell… chronicles Winnipeg artist Carolyn Dukes’ passion to investigate the dim memories of a long lost father in Hungary, which eventually become a focus on this man’s absence in her life. The resulting installation and catalogue, Remember…Relate…Retell is a moving account of this struggle.

Laurie Walker and John Dickson: Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall is the convergence of curatorial interest on the work of Canadian artists Laurie Walker and John Dickson and attests to the compelling rigour of their art and the fact that in many ways it eloquently captures the tenor of the times and the concerns of an emerging generation of artists.

Stephen Andrews, Doug Ischar, Mathew Jones, Wanda Koop, and Glenn Ligon: Dark O’Clock

Dark O’Clock addresses the work of five artists, Stephen Andrews, Doug Ischar, Mathew Jones, Wanda Koop, and Glenn Ligon who purposely obscure or subvert simple ideological readings of their work and repeatedly showcase beguiling strategies of seduction to separate the viewer from ideological concerns. English, Portuguese and French text.

Bill Burns: Safety Gear for Small Animals

Safety Gear for Small Animals is a unique blueprint concertina foldout publication now available in limited quantities. This publication is handmade by Bill Burns with illustrations of safety gear for small animals.

Bill Burns: Footprints of Animals Wearing Safety Gear

Footprints of Animals Wearing Safety Gear is a unique blueprint concertina foldout publication now available in limited quantities. This publication is handmade by Bill Burns with illustrations of footprints of animals wearing safety gear.

Bill Burns: Songs of Birds Wearing Safety Gear

Songs of Birds Wearing Safety Gear is a unique blueprint concertina foldout publication now available in limited quantities. This publication is handmade by Bill Burns with illustrations of musical notes of animals wearing safety gear.

Pierre Molinier: Der Schamane und seine Kreaturen

Der Schamane und seine Kreaturen is a German language booklet including essays and black & white prints by the French surrealist/fetish erotic photographer, Pierre Molinier.

Pierre Molinier: Pierre Molinier (first edition)

Pierre Molinier died on March 3, 1976 at 76 years of age. On his door he pinned the following words: “I’m taking my life. The key is with the concierge.” With his death one of the great photographic campaigns to define individual identity had come to a close. Catalogue including essays and black & white reproductions of the French surrealist/fetish erotic photographer Pierre Molinier.

Pierre Molinier: Pierre Molinier (second edition)

Pierre Molinier died on March 3, 1976 at 76 years of age. On his door he pinned the following words: “I’m taking my life. The key is with the concierge.” With his death one of the great photographic campaigns to define individual identity had come to a close. This second edition is hardcover and contains dozens more black & white prints.

Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov: Colour Research

Colour Research. Morris/Trasov Archive was an exhibition for the XXII Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, 1994. The exhibition catalogue essay by curator Wayne Baerwaldt outlines the importance of the colour bar research by Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov, which was undertaken in the early 1970s.

Carlos Zefiro: Getting Real in Black and White

Getting Real in Black and White uncovers the largely forgotten magical world of an explicitly sexual Brazil. Depicted in crudely drawn images and text by the late Carlos Zefiro, one of the best-known underground artists of the 1950s and 1960s. His characters are a combination of rogues and members of polite society which reflect the cultural cauldron that is Brazil, even today.

Under the Influence of Fluxus

Under the Influence of Fluxus catalogues the process of assessment and re-evaluation of the importance and influence of Fluxus ideas, the cutting-edge of the early 60s avant-garde. Includes multiple colour images of Fluxus prints.