Fillip #19

Posted in art, critique, distribution, Journals on June 12th, 2014
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Fillip #19. Kristina Lee Podesva (Ed.)

Spring 2014

In this Issue:

Byron Peters and Jacob Wick
Christopher Regimbal
Bettina Funcke with Andrew Stefan Weiner
Nicholas Gottlund
Zarouhie Abdalian with Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im
Lene Berg with Jacob Wren
Sumi Ink Club
Matteo Pasquinelli

Language: English
Pages: 124
Publisher: Jeff Khonsary

Price: € 10,00

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Vasarely Go Home. Andreas Fogarasi. Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, critique, distribution, exhibitions, writing on May 19th, 2014
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Vasarely Go Home

In “Vasarely Go Home” Andreas Fogarasi investigates a double event that took place in Budapest on October 18th, 1969. Opening that day, Victor Vasarely, the internationally renowned artist of Hungarian origin, had a large retrospective exhibition at the Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle in Budapest. While Hungarian avant-garde art of that time was forbidden or at best tolerated by the authorities, Vasarely’s exhibition – organised by official cultural politics – became an important public event attracting a huge number of visitors. Because of these double standards at play, the show was met with both high expectations and scepticism from the local artistic scene. The second – undocumented – event taking place that evening during the exhibition opening was a one-person protest by artist János Major. He carried a small sign in his pocket that he discreetly showed to friends and acquaintances when he encountered them in the crowd. The sign read “Vasarely Go Home”.

Author: Andreas Fogarasi
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: english
Pages: 144
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-944669-54-0
€24.00

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COOKIE!. Jan Verwoert. Sternberg Press, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy.

Posted in art, books, critique, writing on February 21st, 2014
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COOKIE!. Jan Verwoert. Sternberg Press, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy.

Edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater

This new volume brings together a selection of Jan Verwoert’s most recent writings. COOKIE! is a sequel to Verwoert’s Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want (edited by Vanessa Ohlraun, 2010), and third in a series of books published with the Piet Zwart Institute.

If we don’t merely reduce art to clever code play in the arenas of representation, how do we speak about what is at stake? In response to this question, Verwoert addresses the forces at the heart of the tragicomedy that making, showing, and critiquing art implicates us in. He honors the basic joys of turning one thing into another, and the miracles of rhythm and rhyme that characterize the residual level of mimetic magic in art. In this key, the unverifiable is practiced daily: bodies are remade, feelings transfigured. As Alina Szapocznikow wrote, the mouth chews and out comes sculpture. Verwoert’s COOKIE! renders visible the endless emotional labor of setting the stage (for others), poses the thorny question of whether there could ever be a labor union for con-artists (like us), and gestures toward an ethics of disappointment to battle false expectations and as a way to come to terms with the fact that, no matter how you look at it, criticism hurts.

Co-published with Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy
Design by Nienke Terpsma

Language: English
Pages: 252
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-95679-029-4

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Last copies of Jan Verwoert’s Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want were just restocked too!

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n.paradoxa vol. 33: Religion. Katy Deepwell (Ed.). KT Press.

Posted in art, critique, magazines on January 11th, 2014
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n.paradoxa vol. 33: Religion. Katy Deepwell (Ed.). KT Press.

vol 33 2014: Relgion

‘Editorial’ pp. 4

Ayelet Zohar
‘Yayoi Kusama: The Jewel, the Mirror and the String of Beads’ pp. 5-15

Lou Cabeen
‘Artists pages: ‘Public Display” pp. 16

Barbara Kutis
‘Confronting Catholic Ideals: Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Dorota Nieznalska’ pp. 17-25

Zehra Jumabhoy
‘Of Voyages and Vetiver: A Conversation with Zarina Hashmi’ pp. 26-31

Oreet Ashery
‘Artists Pages: ‘Party for Freedom” pp. 32-37

Mathilde ter Heijne
‘Artists Pages: ‘Experimental Archaeology: Goddess Worship” pp. 38-43

Paula Levine
‘Artists Pages: ‘as if the laws were malleable” pp. 44-47

Lieke Wijnia
‘The Last Supper: Marlene Dumas, Mary Beth Edelson and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin’ pp. 48-56

Judy Batalion
‘Helene Aylon in conversation’ pp. 57-66

Mirjam Westen
‘Almagul Menlibayeva: ‘Women always bring problems to religions…’’ pp. 67-72

Michelle Moravec
‘Performing Prehistory: Would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg? Cheri Gaulke and Anne Gauldin’s ‘Malta Project” pp. 73-84

Julian Vigo
‘Sturtevant: On Religion/Sacrilege’ pp. 85-91

‘Female Power’ (Arnhem, MMK, 2013)’ pp. 92-93

”The Beginning is Always Today’ (Saarlandets Museum, 2013)’ pp. 94-95

Language: English
Size: 21 x 26 cm
Binding: Softcover

11 €

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Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

Posted in art, books, critique, distribution, film, literature, science, Theory, writing on January 7th, 2014
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Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is an anthology of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context.

Edited by Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes, with contributions by: Adrian Martin, Amelia Barikin, Andrew Frost, Anthony White, Arlo Mountford, Brendan Lee, Charles Green, Chris McAuliffe, Chronox, Damiano Bertoli, Darren Jorgensen, Dylan Martorell, Edward Colless, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Justin Clemens, Lauren Bliss, Matthew Shannon, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, OSW, Patrick Pound, Philip Brophy, Rex Butler, Ryan Johnston, and Soda_Jerk.

Design by Brad Haylock

Softcover, 320 pages.

15 €

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ARC #17

Posted in art, critique, distribution, graphic design, Journals, literature, writing on December 20th, 2013
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Arc #17 compendium, Critical Writing RCA.

The Arc 17 compendium brings you the three editions of the journal made in 2012 and 2013.

17.1: RURAL takes on the interchange between rural and urban practice, with contributions from Ruth Beale, Brian Dillon, John Akomfrah and Ute Meta Bauer. 32 pages.

17:2 CROSSINGS tackles the idea of the polymath in contemporary culture, with texts by Chris Kraus, David Morris, Joe Kerr and many more. 36 pages.

17.3: ADAPTATION focuses on methods and processes relating to appropriation and adaptation in literature, art, design and architecture. It counts Yves Lomax and Teal Triggs among its contributors. 36 pages.

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Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified / Thinking Contemporary Curating, book launch @ Motto Melbourne. 06.12.2013.

Posted in art, critique, events, Motto Melbourne event, Theory on December 3rd, 2013
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– Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified
– Thinking Contemporary Curating, Terry Smith. Book launch

Terry Smith, Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh
with Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director, Curatorial Practice, MADA
and Rebecca Coates, Independent curator and lecturer, Art History, University of Melbourne

This talk examines the recent phenomenon of restaging historical exhibitions, culminating in the dramatic and polarizing rehang of When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 at Fondazione Prada in Venice this year, undertaken by Germano Celant with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas. The topic will be introduced and contextualized by Tara McDowell and concluded by a conversation among Terry Smith, Tara McDowell, and Rebecca Coates.

The talk is followed by the Australian launch of Smith’s recent book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, published by Independent Curators International. The book launch is, in turn, followed by the launch of issue 7.2 of un Magazine, a free and independent magazine for dialogue in contemporary art.

Talk: 3:00–5:00pm
Book launch: 5:00–6:00pm

Friday 6 December 2013

Free entry

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27–29 Johnston St
Collingwood
Victoria 3066

frieze d/e #8

Posted in art, critique, distribution, exhibitions, magazines, photography on February 13th, 2013
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frieze d/e #8

Mythos Rheinland
Cologne & Düsseldorf: where are they now?

Michael Krebber
Thomas Schütte
Alexandra Bircken

Februar-März 2013
German / English
136 Pages

D 8.50€

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Discipline #2

Posted in art, critique, Theory, writing on December 22nd, 2012
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Discipline is a Melbourne-based contemporary art journal. It has a focus on longer, research-based essays, interviews and artist pages.

While based and published in Melbourne, the writers and artists who have contributed to Discipline are both local and international. In presenting longer-form essays, the journal aims to ground a new body of sustained intellectual writing about contemporary art that does not merely fall back on the crutch of ʻpluralityʼ as a means for theorising art after postmodernism and globalisation.

Edited by Nicholas Croggon and Helen Hughes, Guest edited by Maria Fusco
Design by Annie Wu and Ziga Testen
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 30 x 23 cm

Price: €20.00
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frieze d/e #7

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines on November 12th, 2012
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D 8.50€

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