# 19888

FEND, Peter

Planet policy United States

$55.00 AUD

Berlin : AKV Berlin, 2015. Quarto, self-wrappers in colour dustjacket, pp. 18. Printed risograph in an edition of 100 copies.

An artist’s book / zine / small press publication on US foreign policy released at the time of the US General Election. Includes commentary on Australia, Arabia, China, Russia etc.

“The book is intended for people interested in policy, not for people focused on art. In my experience, selling a visual product to mass media in normal news, i.e., policy market, takes about 5 minutes. Selling the same ideas or images in the art world takes 5 decades. The main reason I entered art, to have it lead us towards wilderness models of economic land use, as prefigured by Beuys as Chief of the Hunters, by earth art, and by color video language, and body artists like Schneemann and Edelson, has not yet been even exhibited. Such a thesis, although recommended to outlets like Artists Space by Jenny Holzer and other colleagues, has always been rejected by curators, critics and collectors as too strange. Even if scientifically correct. So, the art world has become retrograde. The fate of this book is unknown today.” – Peter Fend, quoted from the Printed Matter website

Appears unrecorded on WorldCat.