F&M Projects’ publication program provides artists with the opportunity to have a book produced on their work. Accepted through a rigorous application process, artists are paired with researchers and writers that explore the artist’s subject matter to create an insightful record of either an installation, series, or multiple years worth of work.
The publication program serves as a resource for artists who need the support of writers to extend the conversation of their work to the public, as well as to create a tangible testimony that surpasses the ephemeral quality of the fleeting exhibition. Publications range in size and print run depending on the artist's history.
The publications that result are released in conjunction with a corresponding exhibition—turning the traditional exhibition-with-catalogue-as-by-product on its head, focusing instead on the permanence of the publication and presenting an exhibition as a byproduct.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk: Half is the first catalogue of the 2019-2020 inaugural publication program of the nonprofit organization. The publication collects works from Datchuk’s three series—Dark and Lovely, Blackwork, and Girl You Can—that build upon themes of identity, race, and gender primarily through porcelain, as well as performance and digital documentation.
F&M Projects proudly announces the four artists participating in the publication program in its inaugural edition over the next two years including Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ryan Takaba, Sterling Allen, and Joey Fauerso.
Call for Applications
The next open call for applications is expected to be scheduled for summer 2020. Artists may register for a complimentary workshop to learn more about the application process and what the curatorial panel looks for in submissions once the call is open.
Before F&M Projects, French & Michigan produced publications in conjunction with solo exhibitions for artists exploring new directions in their work. Under a traditional gallery, F&M published four catalogues that include curatorial essays, articles by guest writers, and interviews with the artists.
Learn more about the exhibitions and programs presented by French & Michigan that inspired the educational work now operating under the nonprofit organization F&M Projects.