Maker’s Muck

Let the studio top you . . . surrender to Process, take Process straight to the face, get down on the ground with Process.

At the center of New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman’s sculpture Maker’s Muck, an outsize plaster figure sits hunched over a potter’s wheel, on which a mound of ersatz clay interminably spins. The floor teems with sculptures. Some of the pieces are fully rendered and recognizable: an owl, a ketchup bottle. For this publication, Eisenman has invited 15 authors—hannah baer (quoted above, ndlr), Hannah Black, Durga Chew-Bose, Sheila Heti, Alhena Katsof, Shiv Kotecha, Matt Longabucco, Sam McKinniss, Ryan McNamara, Tess Pollok, Sam Roeck, Jasmine Sanders, Cyrus Dunham, Lynne Tillman, and Janique Vigier—to follow the trajectories of Maker’s Muck’s various objects in essays, metafictional reflections and other experiments in interpretation.

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Published by Hauser & Wirth, 2024
Design by Tiffany Malakooti

Price: 42€

EISENMAN, Nicole - Maker’s Muck