Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780945323136 Published September 2008

With Love From Haha

Essays and Notes on a Collective Practice

Edited by Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, and John Ploof

Edited by Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, and John Ploof

Distributed for WhiteWalls

With essays by Doug Ashford, Brett Bloom, Margaret Crawford, David Deitcher, and Franco LaCecla
172 pages | 120 color plates, 27 halftones | 7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780945323136 Published September 2008
Since its inception in 1988, the art collective Haha has created twenty-one projects—including sculptural installations, community-based projects, and video works—in the United States and Europe. Members Richard House, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, and John Ploof have shown these projects in an innovative range of locations, from the expected (galleries and museums) to the utterly unexpected (storefronts, the hallway outside the Chicago City Council chambers, and the roof of a roving taxi). Haha's works are ephemeral, closely interwoven with the times and places where they are shown; With Love From Haha presents a range of the collective's projects in book form for the first time.
With Love From Haha is far more than just a catalog, however. Five contributors, from the fields of art, art history, urban studies, and anthropology, have come together to provide fresh new perspectives on the group's work, exploring such topics as temporality, everyday life, and the place of collaboration.
With Love From Haha will be of great interest to scholars, students, and artists alike.
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