Messner, Ann.  a love story, artist book, edition of 500, New York 2017

Pernuit, Pierre.  Interview with Ann Messner, Art, Paix, Engagement: AREA Revue n° 32/33, Paris 2017

AREA Revue n°32/33 | area-paris

Schumann, Max.  A Book About Colab (and Related Activites), Printed Matter, Inc., New York 2015

McCarthy, David.  American Artists Against War 1935-2010, University of California Press, Oakland, California


Hartenstein, Greta and Berger, Jonathan. The Artist as Provocateur: Pioneering Performance at Pratt Institute, 

catalogue for the exhibition, Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York 2015

Moore, Alan. Excavating Real Estate: Alan Moore with the artists of the Real Estate Show (1980), Questions of

Practice, Pew Center for the Arts, March 27, 2014

Speretta, Tommaso.  Rebels Rebel, Mer. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent 2014

Kaplan, Lynda B.  Du Bois in Our Time, a (video) documentary, American History Workshop, New York 2014

Yarlow, Loretta.  Du Bois in Our Time, catalogue for the exhibition, University Museum of Contemporary Art,

UMASS, Amherst, MA

Messner, Ann.  Small Failures, book accompanying the exhibition, Petites Résistances, curated by Emmanuel

Mir, Hans Peter Zimmer Foundation, Dusseldorf 2013

Messner, Ann. Times Square Show Revisited, statement, catalogue for the exhibition, curated by Shawna

Cooper and Karli Wurzelbacher, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York 2012

Messner, Ann.  M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #5 2011

Messner, Ann.  Act / OUT, essay, catalogue for the exhibition, curated by Lene ter Haar, Onomatopee,

Eindhoven, Netherlands 2011

Grace, Claire. Counter-Time: Group Material’s Chronicle of Intervention in Central and South America,

Afterall/Online/Journal, University of Arts London, Central St Martins, London Spring 2011


McCormick, Carlo.  Trespass: Uncommissioned Public Art, Taschen Publishing Gmbh, Cologne, Germany 2010

Fitzpatrick, Tracy.  Art and the Subway: New York Underground, Rutgers University Press, New Jersey 2009

Stables, Fraser and Morrison, Gavin.  Lifting—Theft in Art, produced by Atopia Projects, Peacock Visual Arts,

Aberdeen, Scotland 2009   http://www.atopiaprojects.org/5.66/lifting.pdf

Thompson, Nato and Tucker, Daniel.  Democracy in America: 5 Questions for 5 Cities, Town Hall Meetings,

produced by Creative Time, New York 2008

Messner, Ann and Ashley, Carole.  Petition to Congress for Redress of Grievances, excerpt fromBrooklyn Rail,

March 2007

Messner, Ann.  Penitentiary, artist project offset tabloid, edition of 40,000, Eastern State Penitentiary,

Philadelphia, 2006

Messner, Ann.  The Disasters of War, artist project offset tabloid. First printing: edition of 1000, Zilkha Gallery,

Wesleyan University 2005.

Second printing, edition of 1000, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago 2007

Winkler, Hans.  Legal, Illegal (Art Beyond Law), Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin

Messner, Ann.  Unconventional Heroes, artists project offset tabloid, edition of 5000, Artists Network of Refuse

& Resist!, 2004

Genocchio, Benjamin.  Across the world, Images of Revolution, New York Times, Sunday May 2, 2004


Messner, Ann.  . . .see no, hear no. . . , artist project, Art Journal, Winter 2003

Messner, Ann.  oracle, artist book, artist-in-residence, Amherst College 2003

Williams, Gregory.  Amniotic Sea: Ann Messner interviewed by Gregory Williams, Performing Arts Journal,

John Hopkins Press, Spring 2000

Messner, Ann.  Amniotic Sea, New Observations, guest editor Erika Knerr, issue on ‘Fertility’,

Summer/Fall 1998

Messner, Ann.  Amniotic Sea, offset tabloid, edition of 5000, distributed through vending machine on site,

New York 1997

Eccles, Tom.  Ann Messner, Subway Stories and Other Shorts, Art in America, June 1998

Caniglia, Julie.  Ann Messner, Artforum, March 1998

Felshin, Nina.  Ann Messner 1976 – 1980, Performance and Film, essay for the exhibition, Dorsky Gallery,

New York, 1997

Felshin, Nina.  Flood, essay for the exhibition, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, 1997

Messner,Ann.  M/E/A/N/I/N/G/, #19/20, May 1996

Felshin, Nina.  Embedded Metaphor, catalogue for the exhibition, Independent Curators Inc, New York 1996

Messner, Ann.  Time Capsule: A Concise Encyclopedia by Women Artists, Performers and Writers, Creative

Time, New York 1995

Sultan, Terrie.  The Pervasiveness of Memory, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, exhibition catalogue, 1995

Yablonsky, Linda.  on the subject of fire and the internal, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue,

January 1995

Cotter, Holland.  Ann Messner, The New York Times, January 13,1995


Wilkinson, Jeanne.  Ann Messner, Cover, May 1995

Levin, Kim.  Voice Choices, The Village Voice, January 18, 1995

Vine, Richard.  Ann Messner, Art in America, April 1995

Cameron, Dan.  Ann Messner, Artforum, May 1995

Messner, Ann. Bomb Magazine, Winter 1994-5

Messner, Ann.  Bearing Witness, artist book, edition of 1000, published by Exit Art, supported by New York

State Council on the Arts

Sokolowsky, Tom. Oro d’Autore, exhibition catalogue, Centro Affari e Promozioni, Arezzo, Italy, 1993

Messner, Ann.  M/E/A/N/I/N/G/ #12, November 1992

Princenthal, Nancy.  Ann Messner, Art in America, February 1992

Phillips, Patricia C.  Ann Messner, Artforum, February 1992

Levin, Kim.  Voice Choices, The Village Voice, November 19, 1991

Harkavy, Donna.  Insights: Ann Messner, essay for the exhibition, Worcester Art Museum,

Massachusetts, 1991

Mahoney, Robert.  Ann Messner, Arts Magazine, Summer 1990

Johnson, Ken.  Ann Messner, Art in America, June 1989

Myers, Terry.  Ann Messner, Arts Magazine, May 1989

Hess, Elizabeth.  Voice Choices, The Village Voice, February 28, 1989

Cameron, Dan.  Opening Salvos part II, Arts Magazine, February 1988

Kimmelman, Michael.  35 Reasons New York is New, The New York Times, Sept 11, 1987


McGill, Douglas C. Curator of the New York Streets, The New York Times, Sept 19, 1987


Levin, Kim.  Ann Messner: Meteor, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, November 17, 1987

Philips, Patricia C.  Ann Messner, Artforum, December 1987

Messner, Ann.  Ghost City, artist book, edition of 1000, published by the Burchfield Art Center,

1000 copies

Cameron, Dan.  Ten to Watch, Arts Magazine, September 1986

Panicelli, Ida.  Alice in Wonderland, Nike, Munich, July 1986

Sichel, Andy.  Ann Messner at Greathouse, Downtown, June 10, 1985

Wallis, Brian.  On View, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, November 1985

Polen, Annelie.  Ann Messner, Kunstforum International, May-June 1985

Schwartman, Allen.  Street Art, Doubleday, New York 1985

Schwabsky, Barry.  Ann Messner/Ken Schles, Arts Magazine, September 1986

Moore, Alan.  ABC No Rio Dinero, New York 1985

Looker, Mary and Plous, Phyllis.  Neo York, exhibition catalogue, University of California at Santa

Barbara, 1984

Malsch, Friedrich. Via Satellite, exhibition catalogue, Amerika Haus, Cologne 1984

Gambrell, Jamey.  Art Against Intervention, Art in America, May 1984

Windshield, Walter.  Lumps of All Kinds, East Village Eye, August 1983

Robinson, Walter.  The Year in Sculpture, East Village Eye, September 1983

Messner, Ann.  Sculpture and Fiction, Bomb Magazine #6, 1983

Ecker, Bogomir.  Skulptur: Koln/Ehrenfeld, exhibition catalogue, Cologne 1983

Imgberman, Jeanette.  Illegal America, exhibition catalogue, Exit Art 1981

Ruhrgebiet, exhibition catalogue, published by Daily Edition, Cologne 1981

Messner, Ann.  Mass Transit, artist book, edition of 1000, published by Daily Edition, Cologne 1980

Miller, Dick and Slotkin, Terry.  Spanner Magazine II, New York 1980

Messner, Ann.  Artist’s Books, exhibition catalogue, Franklin Furnace, New York 1978