Thursday, July 3, 2008

Boot Print June Issue Available NOW

Boot Print is a publication dedicated to contemporary art and published by artists that serves as a non-commercial publication of cogitations, initiatives and information. Boots Contemporary Art Space is now proud to present the June 2008 issue of Boot Print. Volume 2/Issue 1 covers recent Boots exhibitions; goes to the source to talk about the role of the collector in contemporary art; discusses with two curators the US landscape in an election year; speaks with the author of Pablo Helguera’s Manual of Contemporary Art Style; and features a translation by Walid Sadek from the autobiography of Moustafa Farroukh.

This season’s exhibitions at Boots Contemporary Art Space kicked off with guest curator Dana Turkovic’s group show, Amass; followed by the solo exhibition of Kansas City artist Dylan Mortimer, aptly titled Amen Bitch; and finished up with the second installment of the Pedestrian Project by Brett Williams.

Boot Print Volume 2/Issue 1 gets deep into the mind of the collector of contemporary art by speaking with some of the most innovative and influential collectors worldwide. From private collections in Mexico and Angola, to corporate, museum and new ideas of collecting in Germany, Boot Print contributors connect first hand with Eugenio López Alonso of the Fundación/Colección Jumex, Sindika Dokolo of the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, the Deutsche Bank Collection under the direction of Friedhelm Hütte, the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst under the direction of Barbara Steiner, and the innovative art fund collection of Rik Reinking.

In addition, Boot Print contributors explore the history of the collection, the business of art advising, the education of collecting, and the place of an art fair in collecting work through articles on and interviews with, respectively, Helene Zucker-Seeman, Christos Savvidis, Orhan Taner, and The Hugh Lane.

The year 2008 brings a focus on the political landscape of the United States as two featured projects reveal. Laura Fried speaks with Nato Thompson about his recent tour and series of Town Hall Meetings on the subject of Democracy in America, and Boots Director Juan William Chávez speaks with Charles Esche, Kerstin Niemann, and Stephanie Smith about the Heartland project an exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum later this year, and at the Smart Museum of Art in 2009.

This issue also features profiles St. Louis art institutions: the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Boot Print will reach 2000 art professionals in print form via postal mail in the United States and abroad; over 3000 via email in its electronic form. Follow the link below to to download Boot Print Volume 2/Issue 1. Soon available in print at Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis.

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