Belvedere, a suite of formally austere photographs taken at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias—those places where the ideal has been forced to morph and adjust to the reality of the surrounding imperfect world.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is the originator of the Overton window, a policy framing device used to adjust public opinion on a particular subject by positing radical viewpoints and thereby shifting the frame of reference closer to an intended outcome.
Staple-bound book, 28 pages with foldouts
8.375 x 6.75 inches
Edition of 500
Co-published by Dominica and New Documents
David Hartt is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Selected exhibitions include adrift (Or Gallery, Vancouver), and Interval (LAXART, Los Angeles) both 2015; and Stray Light (The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh) and The Republic (David Nolan Gallery, New York) in 2014. In 2017 Hartt will exhibit Negative Space at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.
Dominica Publishing is the artist-run imprint of Martine Syms. Based in Los Angeles, Dominica is dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker and audience in visual culture.