“Catalogue: It will seem a dream” is the first collection of art writing by the British artist Juan Cruz (born in Palencia, Spain, in 1970). From the start, Cruz’s artistic practice – which spans video, performance and installation – has been intimately concerned with language, and with translation in particular. The texts collected here cover Cruz’s entire career to date, and have been retrieved from works produced in an array of now obsolete formats: cassettes, mini discs, miniDVs, Hi8s, Quark, Claris Works. These writings thus perform translation on multiple levels, from art history and textual genres to technologies and contexts of presentation. Somewhere between an exhibition and its catalogue, an artist’s book and a reader, “Catalogue: It will seem a dream” clears a speculative path through words and the images they evoke. An essential resource for anyone interested in experimental art writing today.
Published in collaboration with MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.
By Juan Cruz
Soft cover, b/w throughout
125 × 210 mm, 525 g, 317 p
Published April 2017
To purchase a copy, please go to occasionalpapers.org