Artists: Minjeong An, Shusaku Arakawa, Jennifer Bartlett, Gianfranco Baruchello, Forrest Bess, Joseph Beuys, Thomas Chimes, Mike Cloud, Janet Cohen, Alan Davie, Guy de Cointet, Agnes Denes, David Diao, Lydia Dona, León Ferrari, Charles Gaines, Renee Gladman, Joanne Greenbaum, Lane Hagood, Jane Hammond, Hilma’s Ghost, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfred Jensen, Christine Sun Kim, Karla Knight, Guillermo Kuitca, Paul Laffoley, Barry Le Va, Mark Lombardi, Chris Martin, Stephen Mueller, Matt Mullican, Loren Munk, Antoni Muntadas, Paul Pagk, Yulia Pinkusevich, Miguel Angel Ríos, Leslie Roberts, Heather Bause Rubinstein, Julian Schnabel, Amy Sillman, Wadada Leo Smith, Gael Stack, Tavares Strachan, Jimmy and Angie Tchooga, Dannielle Tegeder, Bernar Venet, Ouattara Watts, Melvin Way, Trevor Winkfield
Title: Schema: World as Diagram
Essay: Raphael Rubinstein, What Would Otherwise Remain Unseen
Publisher: Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
Book Format: Hardcover, 152 pages, 83 color plates
Diagrams have permeated human civilization, providing visual tools for every conceivable endeavor, from mystical cosmologies to computer circuitry. They have also been crucial for successive art movements from Dada to Fluxus to Conceptual Art. Schema: World as Diagram examines the pervasive use of diagrams in postwar and contemporary art. For some artists, the diagram is primarily a spiritual instrument, for others it offers an alternative to the abstract/figurative binary. Diagrams are also a means of engaging with the external world, whether by visualizing networks of power or sketching new paths of communication. As visionaries and thinkers from Hilma Af Klint to Gilles Deleuze have demonstrated, the diagram allows us to render visible what would otherwise remain unseen.