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Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration
Ellen Mara De Wachter Price

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

 Co-Art: Artists on Creative CollaborationCo-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration
Ellen Mara De Wachter Price

Artists featured, Allora & Calzadilla, Assemble, Auguste Orts, ayr, Biggs & Collings, Broomberg & Chanarin, ChimPom, Claire Fontaine, DAS INSTITUT, DIS, Elmgreen & Dragset, Eva & Franco Mattes, GCC, Gelitin, Guerrilla Girls, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Jane and Louise Wilson, John WoodPaul Harrison, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, Lizzie Fitch,Ryan Trecartin, Los Carpinteros, Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz, Raqs Media Collective, and SUPERFLEX.



244 Pages
170 x 245 mm
ISBN 9780714872889



Art history is traditionally presented as the individual’s struggle for self-expression, yet over the past fifty years, the number of artists working collaboratively has grown exponentially. Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration explores this phenomenon through conversations with twenty-five leading art-world pairs and groups, who offer insight that is relevant beyond the art world, making this book vital for all who seek to work creatively and effectively with others.(source:

About the Artist
Ellen Mara De Wachter is a writer based in London. Her book ‘Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration’ (Phaidon) explores the phenomenon of collaboration in the visual arts and its potential in society at large. It includes a historical survey of artistic co-production and co-authorship as well as chapters on 25 international contemporary co-art groups. De Wachter is a co-author of ‘Great Women Artists’ (2019) and several medium-specific anthologies published by Phaidon, and she has contributed essays and interviews to exhibition catalogues about the work of artists including Daphne Wright, Sam Winston, Fiona Tan, Adam Chodzko, Melanie Manchot, John Wood and Paul Harrison, and Sora Kim. Her writing has featured in a range of publications, including Frieze, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, The World of Interiors and The White Review.

De Wachter has taught widely, including at Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Art, London College of Communication, Royal Academy Schools, Goldsmiths College, Brighton University and Newcastle University. She mentors artists and writers through various publicly funded creative development schemes. In 2013-15 she was Curator of Public Collection Development at the Contemporary Art Society, where she was responsible for CAS’s acquisitions scheme for museums across the UK. Prior to that, she worked at various arts organisations in London, including the Barbican Art Gallery and the British Museum.

About the Publisher
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts. We work with the world’s most influential authors to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon has a long and distinguished history as an art-book publisher with over 1,500 titles in print.

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