Locust Projects: The 20th Anniversary Retrospective

by Locust Projects

$50.00

For the past twenty years, Locust Projects has been a driving force in Miami's visual arts community, offering leading artists from Miami and beyond the freedom to experiment with new ideas. The organization's ethos of encouraging exploration and breaking boundaries has, at times, extended to the very integrity of its physical space (think jackhammered floors). This volume celebrates the institution’s twentieth anniversary with a comprehensive visual record of over 150 exhibitions and projects, a written timeline, and extensive quotes. Included are projects by renowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Matthew Brannon, Nathan Carter, William Cordova, Nicole Eisenman, Martha Friedman, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Francesca DiMattio, Jim Drain, Kori Newkirk, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Martine Syms and Simón Vega, and Antonia Wright. The book features texts capturing milestone moments in Locust Projects' history, as well as foreword and introductions by executive director, Lorie Mertes and current and founding board chairs, Debra and Dennis Scholl.

The innovative book design, like Locust Projects itself, experiments with convention. Visually referencing a calendar, the volume leads readers on a voyage of discovery through the organization’s history, with each year’s images visually bleeding into the next across French-fold pages. The cover’s thin strips of images are details from installation photos.

Celebrating twenty years of ground-breaking, contemporary visual art from the Southeast’s leading alternative art space. A print record as unique and experimental as the institution itself, featuring unconventional layouts and a playful exploration of visual design. 



Locust Projects was founded in a warehouse in 1998 by Miami-based artists Western Charles, Elizabeth Withstandley, and COOPER. The not-for-profit has grown from a pioneering/grass-roots, artist-run endeavor to one of the foremost alternative art spaces in the country.

Specifications

Trade Edition

Publication Date: December 2018

Paperback, French-fold binding

360 pages

7.6 x 9.6 in.

978-0-9986931-1-4

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