Grit. Grit Hachmeister. Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, drawing, photography on April 21st, 2015
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There are certain images that provoke us. Take, for example, the photograph of Jane Birkin, in which she stands leaning casually against a door with a cigarette in one hand and the other in her trousers – a detail that you don’t see at first glance. A groundbreaking image that was seen in the 1970s as an act of female self-emancipation. Grit Hachmeister copied the pose in 2007 and its effect is just as startling as the original. The artist has a series of such pictures in her oeuvre: people dressed in nothing but a pair of shoes engaged in various sexual practices. There’s plenty of fumbling around and coupling here – being human is a messy business. Hachmeister now presents her first monograph, a collection of drawings, self-portraits, visual narratives, and staged photographs that were produced over the last ten years and provide a showcase for the artist’s humorous, gender-critical work.

Grit Hachmeister (*1979 in Leipzig, Germany), lives and works in Berlin.

German/English, 33 b&w Illustrations and 135 colour illustrations

€32.00

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SOVA #6: Desire. Martin Petersen (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography on April 21st, 2015
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Sova #6 “Desire” takes a glimpse at the apparently essential query of the hedonistic generation – our bawdy cravings, our passionate endeavour and the destructiveness of our devouring needs. Various visual and textual reflections by 16 different photographers, writers and other artists including Anastasia Muna, Anna Crews, Archie Fitzgerald, Eylül Aslan, Florian Reimann, Helen Korpak, J Mauricio Orozco, Jasmin Kokkola, Lena Gallovicova, Marina Richter, Massimiliano Perasso, Nicolas Polli, Nicole Weniger, Ren Hang, Rebecca Brodskis and Slavoj Žižek create an encounter of disparate aspects of desire and investigate the nature of our ambiguous aspirations.

The Sova #6 Artist Poster by Atelier Disko with a quote from Slavoj Žižek. Comes with every freshly printed copy.

€14.00

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4 Frogs. Jochen Lempert. Editions P

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on April 14th, 2015
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Quatre grenouilles apparaissent en négatif et déambulent parmi les pages du livre. 4 Frogs est un jeu formel, qui contraste avec le reste du travail de Jochen Lempert. Biologiste de formation, il entreprend dans son oeuvre photographique une patiente observation de la nature, tout en témoignant et mettant en perspective nos représentations du monde organique. Par une approche évoquant Jean Painlevée, il propose ici un regard à la fois nouveau et archaïque sur l’animal, dont les mouvements semblent émaner de la page. Fixés dans un déplacement chaotique, les reflets des batraciens s’organisent pourtant sous notre regard en des sortes de constellations, en une organisation presque sensible et qui indique à notre vue la frontière de notre compréhension du vivant. DV

Ce livre a été réalisé en accompagnement de l’exposition ONYCHOPHORA, qui s’est tenue à art3
(Valence, Fr) en novembre 2010.

27 x 20 cm
Softcover

€10.00

 

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Camera Austria #129. Reinhard Braun (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography on March 25th, 2015
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Camera Austria #129.

Contributors include Emma Balkind, Tom Holert, Boris Buden, Jaleh Mansoor, Eiko Grimberg, Marco Poloni, Clemens von Wedemeyer.

Language: English / German

Pages: 112
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €16.00

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Amok. André Gelpke. Spector Books. CPress

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on March 12th, 2015
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216 pages, 20 x 27 cm, German/English, Linen hardcover, published by Spector Books and co-published with cpress, Zurich
Design: Christof Nüssli
Editors: André Gelpke, Christof Nüssli
Leipzig 2014
ISBN: 978-3-944669-81-6

 

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5 PTOHOGRAHPIES — 40 × 28 CM, Paspier

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, food, photography on February 16th, 2015

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«5 PTOHOGRAHPIES — 40 × 28 CM» by Paspier

Consisting of five pictures, this big format portfolio presents the Ptohograhpies series Roches Mammifères — Dissimulaits, a naturalistic study of cheese in
the process of molding. In June 2014, the series got awarded the Berlin Art Prize for Best Concept.

The Ptohograhpies are origianlly from France and Englnad. They have been epxosed to the lihgt for the vrey frist time in 1812. Since then wtih a very sepcific tcehnique, they recorded in piostiv and nagetiv ways, imegas of objcets, persons, aminals, ladnscapes,
and ohter scenes…

Edition of 350

Price 45€

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Ricarda Roggan. Apokryphen. Spector Books

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Over the past two years Ricarda Roggan collected and loaned from various museums and institutions objects which originally belonged to a key figure in the German cultural canon. She photographed them like the ceramic fish once owned by Ricarda Huch or Martin Heidegger’s pocket watch. These objects remain as artefacts in collections and have no intrinsic value. They only take on historical significance when they are shown in public, suffused with an awareness of the identity of their former owners. But what will remain of an object once it has been taken down from its pedestal only to disappear again in the archives? The artist locates her photography in the gap that is created between the knowing viewer and the photographed object and asks the question: Can photography preserve and convey the original auras of these everyday objects? Apocrypha was shown in 2014 in the Echo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover and at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen.

28 x 21 cm + 15 x 9,7 cm
€28.00

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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books

Posted in art, distribution, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books
edited by Markus Weisbeck, Mathias Schmitt, Michael Ott

The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery. The resulting Space for Visual Research publication is a lab book, a log of visual experiments conducted using physics, chemistry, optics and reproduction technology as starting points for image production. Technical explanations open up possibilities for customized reproductions of each visual experiment presented here, while commissioned interviews and essays as well as a hand-picked bibliography render Space for Visual Research a useful reference tool for visual research generally today.

With texts by Alex Marashian, Liam Gillick, Karl Schawelka and Sophia Gräfe.

26€
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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde. Camera Austria

Posted in distribution, photography, writing on January 20th, 2015
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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde

Texts by Pierre Dourthe, Frits Gierstberg, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Dan Rule, Erik van der Weijde, Jan Wenzel

Edition Camera Austria
96 pages
11,3 x 17 cm
€9.00

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Alexandra Leykauf – Posterbook

Posted in Artist Book, photography on January 19th, 2015
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Alexandra Leykauf – Posterbook
36 pages
40 x 55 cm
€35.00

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