Rita Ackermann – Marfa/Crash (Parking Accidents)
Published by Nieves, 2009
I finally got this book about a week ago after wanting it for a really long time. I first learned of Rita Ackermann’s work at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and then again last year at her exhibition at the Andrea Rosen gallery. This book is comprised of work she made during her residency at the Chinati Foundation in 2009. The work is split between her usual paintings, some collages, and some photographs taken in Marfa. Surprisingly her painting style goes very well with a lonesome cowboy story. The book is printed very well and is a fairly large object (26x38cm). It definitely has that feel of being comprised of work that was created in a short amount of time, but it still reflects on the rest of Ackermann’s body of work.