Publications

Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic, 2021

  • Full-color, 72-page exhibition catalog, includes information about the artists and full-bleed images of the exhibition.
  • Edited by ICA Director, Julie Poitras Santos with essays by Poitras Santos, and collaborators Brendan McQuade, Asst. Prof. of Criminology at University of Southern Maine, and Sophie Hamacher, Asst. Prof. of Academic Studies at MECA&D.
  • Designed by PATH | Samantha Haedrich
  • Available for US$ 25.00 plus shipping.

ACOUSTIC RESONANCE, 2020

  • This catalog is comprised of a packet that includes an exhibition catalog and accompanying artists' scores.
  • Designed by PATH | Samantha Haedrich
  • Available for US$ 18.00 plus shipping.

Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan, 2020

  • Full-color, 96-page catalog, includes a conversation with the artists and a sketchbook section that provides insight into their practice.
  • Edited by ICA Director, Julie Poitras Santos with essays by Poitras Santos and curator J.R. Uretsky
  • Designed by PATH | Samantha Haedrich 
  • Available for US$ 18.00 plus shipping.

...to unravel the bind: 2020 MECA&D Faculty Triennial

  • Full-color, 14-page exhibition catalog, designed by Margo Halverson
  • Featuring an essay by Juror Ellen Y. Tani.
  • Newspaper Club printing (11"x 15")
  • Available for US$ 5.00 plus shipping.

Darkness and the Light, 2019

  • Full-color, 72-page exhibition catalog, designed by PATH | Samantha Haedrich
  • Featuring essays by Stuart Kestenbaum and Curator Lissa Hunter
  • Available for US$ 15.00 plus shipping.

Drawing Now, 2019

  • Full-color, 48-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways, 2018

Curious Nature: Alumni Triennial, 2018

  • Full-color, 46-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

You Never Know How You Look Through Other People's Eyes, 2018

  • Full-color, 46-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

Off the Wall, 2018

  • Full-color, 24-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

Confabulations of Millennia, 2017

  • Full-color, 50-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

American Genre: Contemporary Painting, 2017

  • Full-color, 108-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 18.00 plus shipping.

Bounty: Faculty Triennial, 2016

  • Full-color, 26-page exhibition catalog
  • Available for US$ 10.00 plus shipping.

A Meticulous Ferment: Beth Lipman and Kirsten Hassenfeld, 2010

  • Exhibition catalog.
  • Available for US$ 7.00 plus shipping.

Archaeology Above Ground, 2010

  • Exhibition catalog
  • Published by Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary
    Art. A 15-page catalog with an essay by Kristine Woods; full color
    installation photography.
  • Available for US$ 7.00 plus shipping.

Out There, 2009

  • Exhibition catalog
  • Published by Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary
    Art. 15-page catalog with an essay by Patricia C. Phillips; full color
    installation photography.
  • Available for US$ 7.00 plus shipping.

Ruminant, 2008

  • Exhibition catalog
  • Published by Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary
    Art. 13-page catalog with an essay by Nadine Wasserman; full color install
    photography.
  • Available for US$ 7.00 plus shipping.

Revisioning Portland, 2008

  • Exhibition catalog
  • Published by Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary
    Art. 31-page catalog with essays by Michelle Taylor-Harris and Mark
    Klett; full color photography.
  • Available for US$ 7.00 plus shipping.

Wenda Gu: Art from Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium, 2003

  • Published by MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • London, England
  • Edited by Mark H. C. Bessire and Designed by MECA&D faculty Margo Halverson & Charles Melcher of Alice Design Communications.
  • The exhibition: "Wenda Gu: Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium" is organized by a consortium of art colleges, including The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design, and will be on display at the ICA at MECA&D June 21-October 3, 2004.
  • Available for US$ 29.95 plus shipping.

William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America, 2002

  • Published by MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • London, England
  • Edited by Mark H. C. Bessire and Designed by MECA&D faculty Margo Halverson & Charles Melcher of Alice Design Communications
  • This book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition of Pope.L's work, explores his impact on American art and culture. It contains sections on practices, body, performance, dialogue, consumption, and a selection of the artist's writings and a chronology. The essays are by Mark H. C. Bessire, C. Carr, Geoffrey Hendricks, Stuart Horodner, Lowery Stokes Sims, Kristine Stiles, and Martha Wilson.
  • Available for U.S. $24.95 plus shipping.

Translation/Seduction/Displacement: Post- Conceptual and Photographic Work by Artists from South Africa

  • Exhibition Catalogue
  • Published by Maine College of Art & Design, Portland, Me: Institute of Contemporary Art and Fer Inc.
  • Edited by Lauri Firstenberg and John Peffer
  • Essays by Rory Bester, Santu Mofokeng, John Peffer, and Lauri Firstenberg; 47 pages, black and white images.
  • Available for US $15.00 plus shipping.

Someday: Robert Farber: A Retrospective

  • Exhibition Catalogue
  • Published by Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Essays by Carl Belz, Robert Rosenblum, and Robert Storr; checklist of exhibition; color, 72 pages.
  • Available for US $15.00 plus shipping.

Beyond Decorum: The Photography of Iké Udé

  • Published by MIT Press and edited by Mark H.C. Bessire and Lauri Firstenberg with an interview by Okwui Enwezor.
  • Essays by Aimee Bessire, Lauri Firstenberg, Kobena Mercer, Valerie Steele and Iké Udé.
  • In color with 185 pages.
  • Available for US$ 14.95 plus shipping.

Rez Williams: Steel Walls and Waterlines, 1999

  • Exhibition brochure.
  • Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary Art. Eight-page fold-out brochure with essay by Mark H.C. Bessire; exhibition checklist; nine black-and-white images.
  • Available for US$ 5.00 plus shipping.

Flow Thru Out, 1999

  • Exhibition brochure.
  • Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary Art. Six-page fold-out brochure with essays by Mark H.C. Bessire and Sasha M. White; four black-and-white images.
  • Available for US$ 5.00 plus shipping.

The Art of Reading: Books and Non-Books, 1999

  • Exhibition brochure.
  • Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary Art.
    Eight-page fold-out brochure with essay by Sasha M. White; exhibition checklist; seven black-and-white images.
  • Available for US$ 5.00 plus shipping.

Omnium Gatherum: An Installation by Lucy Mitchell, 1999

  • Exhibition catalogue.
  • Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary Art. 32-page catalogue with essays by Aimee H.C. Bessire and Mark H.C. Bessire; exhibition checklist; nine black-and-white images.
  • Available for US$ 8.00 plus shipping.

Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, 1997

  • Exhibition brochure.
  • Maine College of Art & Design, Portland ME: Institute of Contemporary Art.
    Twelve-page fold-out brochure with essay by France Morin; five color images.
  • Available for US$ 5.00 plus shipping.