Kim Gordon: Noise Name Paintings & Sculptures of Rock Bands That Are Broken Up


Kim Gordon’s noise paintings and sculptures lie somewhere between a unique time, a discrete body, and a solitary interpretation, blurring the subjective boundaries of the page, the stage, and the gallery. “I approach music and visual art in different ways; I consider them utterly separate art forms,” says Gordon. “This book brings them together.” Her work embodies a musical subculture, juxtaposing authorship, visualization, and the reciprocal influences of multidisciplinary poetic communication. By scrawling their names on white canvases, her series of Noise Name paintings pay tribute to bands with names like The Stooges and Pussy Galore. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens organized by the DESTE, this limited-edition volume includes a vinyl record of the performance of Gordon and Bill Nace as Body/Head, which took place on the museum’s rooftop, as well as a book with essays by Paul Chan, Frank Guan and John Miller.

Edited by:
Karen Marta
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English / Paperback in slipcase / 30 x 30 cm / 87 pages / vinyl record