The longest-running journal dedicated to artists' projects in the world, "White-Walls" recently exhibited "Fine Words Butter No Cabbage" - a celebration of twenty-six years of conceptual art and writing by new and established artists from Chicago and around the world. "Fine Words Butter No Cabbage" includes over forty new projects from these artists, each created specifically for the book, alongside photographs from the exhibit. The book features work from early contributors to the journal, such as Robert Barry, Gary Cannone, and the performance group Goat Island, as well as pieces by Mindy Rose Schwartz, Helen Mirra, and Andreas Fischer. Richly illustrated and accompanied by illuminating essays by former editors Buzz Spector, Ann Torke, and Laurie Palmer, and current editor Anthony Elms, "Fine Words Butter No Cabbage" is an illuminating look at some of the best conceptual artists of our time.
Anthony Elms is the editor of WhiteWalls and the assistant director of Gallery 400, and he has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.