N.E. Thing Co.: Companies Act (Volume 1)
A long-scarce compendium of the art and ideas of the Canadian conceptualist collective N.E. Thing Co., now in a facsimile edition. Described by cofounder Iain Baxter as a “compendium of company ideas,” Companies Act is perhaps the most crucial bookwork by the seminal, Vancouver-based conceptual art group, N.E. Thing Co.
Assembled by Jean-Christophe Ammann of Kunsthalle Basel, it comprised a near-complete visual archive of the unparalleled creative practice of Iain and Ingrid Baxter as the N.E. Thing Company.
N.E. Thing Co. was a Vancouver-based conceptual art group run by copresidents Iain and Ingrid Baxter. The “company” acted as a vehicle that interrogated art, domestic systems, corporate strategies and everyday life through the use of photography, information technology and installation-based works. [publisher's note]