Belvedere: Artist's Publication by David Hartt
Staple-bound book, 28 pages with foldouts
8.375 x 6.75 inches
Edition of 500
Co-published by Dominica and New Documents
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.
Belvedere was part of CDCC's presentation of new and recent works from Dominica Publishing, the artist-run imprint of Martine Syms, at the 2016 Edition Art Book Fair in Toronto. Based in Los Angeles, Dominica is dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker and audience in visual culture.
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.