“Ryan’s Web 1.0. A Lossless Fall” by Ryan Trecartin
Published by Link Editions, Brescia 2012
Available as a free PDF.
Released on the occasion of the “Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age” exhibition at 319 Scholes in New York (October 18 – November 4, 2012), this book presents the work and research behind “A Lossless Fall 2010” by Ryan Trecartin. The book provides a window into Trecartin’s creative practice, allowing the reader to learn more about this iconic work of contemporary art.
In November 2010, Trecartin published four portraits of his long time collaborators (Lizzie Fitch, Veronica Gelbaum, Telfar Clemens, and Ashland Mines) in W Magazine, as a series entitled “A Lossless Fall 2010”. The portraits were a result of Trecartin’s extensive research into images and post-production, leaving few details from the original photographs in the final versions. Trecartin and his collaborators later published their research in DIS, a multi-media online art magazine, under the title “Ryan’s Web 1.0”.
Ryan Trecartin (born in 1981 in Webster, Texas) is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 2004. Solo exhibitions include Any Ever (Power Plant, Toronto 2009; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami 2011); MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, New York 2011; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France 2011; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.