A New Concise Reference Dictionary and Glossary of Usage Terms and Subjects in Contemporary Art
Neal Brown

122 Pages (16 black & white plates)
10.5 cm × 16.2 cm
Offset on Fedrigoni arcoprint milk paper
Softcover with gold foil blocking and wraparound dustjacket
Edition of 1500
Designed by Helios Capdevila

ISBN: 978-0-9575573-3-8


Sorika is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by the artist and writer Neal Brown. Between 2010, and 2013 ArtReview magazine published twenty-six columns of Brown’s Dictionary, an A-Z of art and the art world. Brown’s approach was to engage with contemporary art according to its own specifications: to be somewhat deranged, certainly excessive, and – very occasionally – meaningful. For example:

‘ART WORLD. A capitalistic value order system in which the transfer objects known as art are exchanged, so enabling those engaged in the exchange — principally bankers and dealers, served by artists — to acquire forms of social merit. If bankers succeed in gaining sufficient merit from dealers, they may then be permitted to deposit their sperm inside the artists, either vaginally or within the walls of the rectum.’

Accompanying the text are 16 black and white plates.

A limited edition with drypoint by the author will be available in September 2014. Signed by the author/artist. Bound by Tangerine Press. Copies may be reserved in advance by contacting info@sorika.com

Introduction by the esteemed art critic and broadcaster, Matthew Collings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neal Brown is the author of Meditations on Art Hate (L-13, 2010), Tracey Emin (Tate Publishing, 2006), Mat Collishaw (Other Criteria, 2006), and Billy Childish: A Short Study (L-13, 2008). As well as writing for ArtReview, he has written about art for Flash Art, Frieze, Art Monthly, Modern Painters, Parkett, Art and ChristianityTate Etc., and the Independent on Sunday. He curated To The Glory of God: New Religious Art at the second Liverpool Biennial (2002). 




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