Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture
Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture is a curatorial survey of a pivotal moment in contemporary art and thought.
Front Forty Press
is pleased to present Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture
. This timely volume features two visual gallery sections replete with diverse and engaging imagery by over sixty world-class artists. A comprehensive section of writings and transcripts on the notion of end times as well as rapturous themes along with two full-length audio CDs complete the book’s presentation.
Delving into the subject matter via visual art, writings, and audio works, Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture
explores the dichotomy of its thesis in a streamlined, functional presentation. More than sixty-five reproductions fill two galleries with each image featured on its own for unencumbered contemplation. Artists presented include well respected icons such as Bill Viola
, Ed Ruscha
, Richard Misrach
, Fred Tomaselli
, Julie Mehretu
, the Starn twins
, Zhang Huan
, Will Cotton
, Julie Heffernan
, Desiree Dolron
, Andrew Schoultz
, Emilio Perez
, Till Gerhard
, Ellen Kooi
, Simmons & Burke
, Robert Ryman
and many more.
Essays, interviews, and a poem introduce the book's thesis relative to the spiritual, environmental, political, and sociological implications of the subject matter. A provocative essay from Christopher Bucklow
, full transcripts from National Public Radio’s Worldview
program on the end of the world including interviews with many well known experts, and a poem from Jay Michaelson
comprise the written matter. Two full-length audio discs contained in the book provide a selection of avant garde sound in twenty-one tracks. The audio artists include bands such as Sonic Youth, OM, SunnO))), Yakuza, Zelienople, Death Unit, Jana Hunter, Matteah Baim,
This elegant hardcover book is sold as a numbered limited edition run of two thousand copies. It is a must have for anyone drawn to the hybridized worlds of visual and critical culture. Look for the feature exhibition of select visual art and sound from Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture
scheduled for Summer 2009 at the Hyde Park Art Center
in Chicago as well!