Rachel Harrison / Haim Steinbach
A.R.T. Press, New York
This artists' book compiles, in loose chronological order, some of the many pictures that Rachel Harrison and Haim Steinbach exchanged via text-message between 2008 and 2020. The images' visual wit provides both incisive commentary and the cryptic pleasures of a private language. The book also shares the snapshots that each artist took over the years of the other's work. A humorous take on dark times, it chronicles an unfolding friendship, the textures of the everyday, and ways of engaging materially with the increasingly turbulent social and political events that formed the backdrop to this conversation.