REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994 highlights a selection of writings and artists’ projects from REALLIFE magazine, which was originally edited by artist, writer, and curator, Thomas Lawson and writer, Susan Morgan. Published in twenty-three issues from 1979-1994 as an intermittent black and white magazine, REALLIFE featured artists and art historians writing on art, media and popular culture interspersed with pictorial contributions. The development of the magazine through its 15 year history, traces the influences, development and transitions of artists through the 80s.
The anthology features writings by and about Dara Birnbaum, Eric Bogosian, Rhys Chatham, Mark Dion, Jack Goldstein, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Thomas Lawson, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Dave Muller, Matt Mullican, Adrian Piper, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, John Stezaker, Bernard Tschumi, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, and James Welling among others.
Edited by Miriam Katzeff, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan with introductions by Matthew Higgs, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan.
8.25 x 11 inches
184 B&W images
Edition of 500
Berardini, Andrew, “REAL LIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994,” ArtReview, June, p.163
Blackley, Andrew, “Representation, Replication and REAL LIFE,” Art in Print
Bowring, Belinda, “REAL LIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994,” Frieze, May, p.45
Coley, Byron, Moore, Thurston, “Bull Tongue,” Arthurmag, June 5
Lobel, Michael, “Back to (REAL) LIFE,” Modern Painters, June, pp.67-9
Morgan, Susan, “REAL LIFE Magazine,” Art on Paper, July/August