The Blue One Comes in Black

Copublished by Mousse Publishing and Triangle France
Texts by Céline Kopp, Liz Magor, Lisa Robertson and Jan Verwoert



“This is not a picture to show how things are. It’s a proposal as to how we connect to what matters and how it comes to matter. It’s one of the vital intuitions Liz Magor could be understood to advance in her work: bodies, souls, memories and matter interconnect in peculiar ways and activating this connection may be more strikingly simple than many would believe”.
Jan Verwoert, 2015

This book offers a new contribution to the thinking around Magor’s long standing practice by gathering newly commissioned critical texts and creative writing, as well as texts by the artist herself, some of which were previously unpublished. This book not only highlights important works from throughout Magor’s career but also present her latest work for the first time in a publication form.

Liz Magor (b. 1948, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Practicing for over 40 years, Magor has had numerous solo exhibitions including Surrender, Iskowitz Award, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); Six Ways to Sunday #06, Peep-Hole, Milan (2015); Liz Magor: A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2014); No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle France, Marseille (2013); I is being This, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2012); The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver (2008). Magor exhibited at documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987) and represented Canada at the Venice Biennale (1984). Her forthcoming solo exhibitions include Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris (2016), Crédac, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, Paris (2016), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2016), and Glasgow Sculpture Studios as part of Glasgow International (2016).

The publication can be purchased at our reception.