19 × 14 × 0.5 in
The New York Public Library (NYPL)
One of three new editions published exclusively as a companion to Mike Taylor’s solo-exhibition “NO/FUTURE” at Booklyn Artists Alliance (January 18 – March 30, 2014). This edition features 18 screenprints from the exhibition, and no content from this limited-edition artist’s book is reprinted in either of the other two available editions. 3 color screenprint on cotton rag with screen printed cover. Signed and numbered by the artist with an accompanying essay. Hand-printed by Mike Taylor and bound at Booklyn.
“Whose memories become historical memory? How did the 1960s become The Sixties we are mandated to remember, bookended by the appearance of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and the Manson Family murders? How is Bill Clinton a rock ‘n’ roll president presiding over a nation of apparently self involved slackers who ended the ‘90s with a full scale uprising against unregulated “free” trade in Seattle? What aspects of your life and culture right now will be nullified by popular history? Flowers in the dustbin? No Future For You?”
— Mike Taylor
This exhibition and editions were made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.