An in-depth historical essay and exhibition catalog combined, WARM: A Feminist Art Collective in Minnesota is divided into three distinct sections — each denoted by a single color in the warm spectrum (red, orange, or yellow) as well as a shift in paper (a subtle progression of warm whites). The first section is an in-depth, and richly illustrated, historical essay by Joanna Inglot that documents the first phase of WARM (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota) — from its inception in the 70s, following it through to the 90s. The second section includes an individual essay for each of the 12 artists who participated in the 2006 exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum — situating each artist within the larger context of both the WARM collective and the national feminist movement. The final section presents the plates, grouped by common themes, rather than by artist — allowing the works to be viewed in the framework of a collective. The exposed smyth-sewn binding, which reveals the book's color-coding, is also an homage to the tactile qualities running throughout the artworks. Celebrating WARM’s roots as a slide registry, the dust jacket unfolds to reveal a portion of the archival slides used as research for the exhibition and essay. When folded, the jacket is left revealing one artwork from each of the 12 artists in the exhibition.
8" x 10", 192 pages
exposed smyth-sewn binding, softcover with French-folded dust jacket,
4/4 cover, 2/2 and 4/4 interior sections
Weisman Art Museum
Annotation, Art, History, Spectrum