CADY NOLAND, No Land, 2018
28.7 x 20.8 cm
ink stamped book + envelope
Lümbeck binding, SC, 124 pp.
1st edition 2011, here 2nd extended edition 2018
anonymous publisher, London, UK
Collection K. van Gelder, Amsterdam
The book “No land” has been archived by The Archive is Limited for its peculiar compilation of ‘found’ reproductions of all sorts. A hand stamped couver and envelope, and its cheap printing give it the looks of an artist’s book. In fact, it is a full colour chronological compendium of art reproductions taken from magazines, press clippings and exhibition catalogues. The title page of this book reads “Art reproductions of Cady Noland’s work 1989 – 2006”, as if it concerns an institutional catalogue. There is no colophon or name of publisher that authorises this publication as a kind of monograph of Cady Noland’s work. It is possibly trying to circumvent the artist’s strict control over the use and dissemination of her images, texts and works.