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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Catalogue

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Catalogue

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This catalogue is companion to the exhibition inspired by the works of Manny Farber - American painter, film critic, writer - particularly, his legendary underground essay “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art” (1962).

One Day at a Time explores Farber's concept of "Termite Art" and argues for the vital importance of art drawn from the everyday. Born from observing and acknowledging the transitory nature of daily life, "Termite Art" is the key antidote to "White Elephant" art - big "masterpiece" works consciously striving for greatness. In this catalogue, artists, historians and critics dive into art that omits such ambition in an effort to tend to the pleasures and problems of the everyday.

The catalogue features four contemporary commissioned artists' projects that exemplify "Termite Art," an interview with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, carefully selected collection of historical essays by and about Farber, and concludes with an essay by Helen Molesworth.

Hardcover, 280 pages
8.2 x 10.5 inches

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