Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993
a presentation of the new book and other documents
13 April–3 May, 2024
opening: Saturday, 13 April, 16:00–20:00

“A sense of art history is part of the critical basis on which artists construct ‘a future’ of art. But the question is, which sense of art history will be shaping that future? Art history has always been far too important to be simply left up to art historians.”
— Ian Burn, 1985

This presentation is organised by Robert Milne and includes a work by Ian Burn from 1989, exhibited with selected publications and other documentation, to coincide with the release of the new book. The Estate of Ian Burn is represented by Milani Gallery, Meanjin/Brisbane.

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Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993
Published by Power Publications, Sydney; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln, 2024 776 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.4 cm, English
Price: €30

Ian Burn has been described as many things: an activist, a trade-unionist, a journalist, an art critic, a curator and an art historian—and, as he once described himself in a moment of self-deprecating alienation, ‘an ex-Conceptual artist’. This volume brings together a diverse collection of Burn’s writings that reveals a probing, analytical artist who turned to language to articulate the need for ‘looking at seeing and reading’, who pursued a Marxist politics in the face of neoliberalism and who sought to occupy and transform the margins of landscape painting. The publication includes previously unpublished material and offers a prescient rethinking of art in a decentered world through what Burn called ‘peripheral vision’.

Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993 is edited by Ann Stephen and designed by Robert Milne, with contributions by Art & Language, Adrian Piper, Paul Wood, Allan Sekula, and Mel Ramsden.

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Me in my going out of myself (and you in yours)
Reinier Vrancken & Émile Hermans
Published by Reinier Vrancken, Rotterdam, 2022, 8 pages and inserts (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English
Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Me in my going out of myself (and you in yours) by Reinier Vrancken & Émile Hermans at SB34 The Pool, Brussels. Designed by Robert Milne.

“…exchanges and relationships—from me to you and vice versa—with circulating objects and identities, fiction and artificiality, and unstable ontological statuses. From Émile Hermans to Reinier Vrancken, or the other way around, it’s a matter of becoming the other a little, of letting oneself be taken in hand so as to project unexpressed desires. In the space of SB34-The Pool, clothes are lent, flowers offered, we breathe the scent of a stranger, choose the work of a friend, project ourselves through it, and finally, with circumspection, decide on the status of what we have observed.”—exhibition press release

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Andrew Long
Published by Andrew Long, Adelaide, 2021, 4 pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, English
Price: €6

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Symptom by Andrew Long, held at the Epworth Building, Suite 552, 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide/Tarndanya, 12 –27 February, 2021. Text by Patrice Sharkey. Designed by Robert Milne.

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A Sentence for the Sun
William Eric Brown & Tom Melick
Published by Stolon Press, Sydney, 2022, 52 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English
Price: €19

Before it had a name… a distant permanent storm… a 4.5 billion year old nuclear war… a creation of condensed interstellar dust… a collapse… the destruction of four million tons of matter every second… sending itself… wriggling through space… to your face… the morning light…

Images by William Eric Brown. Text by Tom Melick. Typesetting by Robert Milne. Edition of 50.

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Octopus notes #10
Published by Octopus Notes, Paris, 2021, 336 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English / French
Price: €20

The tenth issue of the biannual journal-collection that brings together academic writings, interviews with artists, critical essays and artists’ interventions in the form of inserts.

With & about Sara de Chiara, Rafael Corcostegui, Moyra Davey, Pierre Dulieu, Guillaume Dustan, Jana Euler, Sylvie Fanchon, Jim Fletcher, Alexander García Düttmann, Jeanne Graff, Gary Haller, Alex Hay, Martin Laborde, Daniel Lentz, Mina Loy, Liz Magor, Nick Mauss, Nicolas Moufarrege, Baptiste Pinteaux, Richard Rezac, Clément Roussier, Edith Schloss, Albert Serra, Pierre Thévenin, Belén Uriel, Charles Veyron, Robin Waart, Emily Wardill, Román Yñán.

Edited by Alice Dusapin, Martin Laborde, Baptiste Pinteaux, Alice Pialoux. Designed by Marc Touitou & Robert Milne.

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