Sculptures Also Die. Lorenzo Benedetti (Ed.). cura. Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, sculpture, Uncategorized, writing on May 10th, 2015
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Artists: Francesco Arena (Italy), Nina Beier (Denmark), Katinka Bock (Germany), Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Italy), Dario D’Aronco (Italy), N.Dash (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Manders (Netherlands), Michael E. Smith (USA), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain) and Francisco Tropa (Portugal), Oscar Tuazon (USA)
Graphic Design: Andrea Baccin & Walter Santomauro

Edition of 1.000 copies

Produced by Palazzo Strozzi Foundation

Sculptures Also Die offering a reflection on contemporary sculpture curated by Lorenzo Benedetti through new and existing work by twelve Italian and international artists who will be forging a reflection on the meaning, the potential and the new experimental approaches in sculpture today. Contemporary artists tend to use new forms and materials to address a broader time span in an ongoing dialogue between the past and the future; yet at the same time, the exhibition reflects on the way in which today’s artists are also rediscovering such materials as bronze, stone or ceramic, that appeared to have been relegated to the purely academic sphere. These materials are rediscovered and used in a conceptual manner to reflect on such themes as the monument, the fragment, the way materials wear over time, and the recovery of the recent modernist past.

Language: Italian / English

€20.00

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Even #1. Jason Farago (Ed.). Even Magazine

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Uncategorized, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Even is a new magazine that interprets contemporary art, its structures and its environment. Published three times a year, Even features long-form articles that range from monographic studies to broad critical analysis; distinctive reviews that take in multiple exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide; and extensive interviews with artists and arts professionals.

Even seeks to break the deadlock between academic obscurantism on one side, and top-ten lists and party coverage on the other. With a unique and legible voice, Even revives the tradition of criticism for the twenty-first century.

Selected Content from Issue 1:
-Interview with Luc Tuymans on copyright, populism, and the future of Belgium
-Elisabeth Lebovici on Joan Jonas, representing the US at the 2015 Venice Biennale
-New York Times classical music editor Zachary Woolfe on Björk and music in the museum
-Reviews on race in São Paulo’s galleries and museums today; cool kids collective Reena Spaulings in New York and their Berlin counterparts; and the trajectory of an avant-garde exhibition space in New Delhi

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Romka #9. Joscha Bruckert (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, photography, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Romka #9 features photos and stories by Andi Schmied, Andi Schreiber, Andy Kassier, Brendan George Ko, Catarina Pinto, Clay Alvey, Coey Kerr, Corinna Triantafyllidis, Davy de Lepper, Erik van der Weijde, Gioia de Bruijn, Giorgi Nebieridze, Gritli Faulhaber, Hannes Rohrer, Ina and Stella Jungmann, Istabraq Al Naiar, Jaden Dunbar, James King, Jan Philip Welchering, Jana Slaby, Jessica Bowser, John Steck Jr., Julia Borissova, Julia Wolf, Kelly Burgess, Klara Lindner, Laura Glabman, Lena Rosa Händle, Lorena Figueiredo, Macha Bechterew, Nico Wöhrle, Rachel Stern, Sebastian Collett, Thomas le Bas, Walther le Kon, Windrose Stanback, Winne Lievens, and Yann Tostain.

Edited by Joscha Bruckert, designed by Lysanne Bellemare and Benedikt Bock.

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Politics of Feelings / Economies of Love. Natasha Bodrozic and Irena Boric (ed.). slobodne veze / loose associations, Onomatopee

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Politics of Feelings / Economies of Love – Project by k.r.u.z.o.k. Edited by Natasha Bodrozic and Irena Boric

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Oslo, Norway. John Holten. Broken Dimanche Press

Posted in art, books, distribution, novel, writing on May 5th, 2015
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After his critically acclaimed debut novel The Readymades, John Holten returns with an intriguing story of love and loss that begins in the affluent and rapidly growing city of Oslo, Norway. It follows the story of William Day, an economic migrant who moves to the city to work as a mechanical engineer before chance thrusts him into the alluring world of Sybille and her artist friend Camille. As they do their best to reconcile growing differences in personality and culture, Camille’s growing influence over Sybille threatens the relationship, before her dangerous friends in the Oslo underworld finally undo William’s search for stability. This sets William – and the reader – in the direction of the novel’s horizon, which is set outside of historical time and space, taking in the history of oil exploration, Norse mythology, coronal mass ejections and post-apocalyptic landscapes.

Written with an emotional honesty, Holten places himself directly in the book as both narrator and first reader, highlighting the discrepancy between any map and the territory it represents. The second book of a project entitled Ragnarok, Oslo Norway is constructed in a unique style and set with a visually arresting layout: a self-styled literary atlas that is a pleasure to hold, it creates a new form for a reading experience in line with how we read online. The story is recounted over thirty nine chapters, each named after various streets and environs of the city of Oslo, followed by a legend that unlocks and provides information from the preceding narrative in a revealing interplay between what is real and what is fiction. Inviting a non-linear reading, Holten has galvanised a new type of literary experience that is open-ended, multi-layered, wholly contemporary.

About John Holten
John Holten is a writer and artist as well as a publisher. Born in 1984 in Ireland, he studied at University College Dublin and the Sorbonne-Paris IV before obtaining an MPhil from Trinity College Dublin. In 2011 John published his first novel The Readymades to great acclaim, and the art group he created in the novel (with Darko Dragicevic), The LGB Group, enjoyed exhibitions in many cities as well as being included in The Armory Show, New York in 2012. Having co-founded Broken Dimanche Press as an international art press in 2009, he has overseen as Editor-In-Chief more than thirty publications and attendant exhibitions, projects and public events.

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Mousse #48. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, writing on April 15th, 2015

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Mousse #48 includes:

The Artist as Curator
Issue #7 an insert in Mousse Magazine #48
(Available in the international edition and for subscription only)

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Cosmonauts of the Future. Nebula Books & Autonomedia. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen & Jakob Jakobsen (Ed.)

Posted in art, books, distribution, history, Theory, writing on April 7th, 2015
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Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere
Edited by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen and Jakob Jakobsen
Publisher: Nebula Books & Autonomedia
Language: English
ISBN: 9788799365180
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Modern Monsters – Death and Life of Fiction. Anselm Franke, Brian Kuan Wood (Eds.). Spector Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on April 1st, 2015
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David Der-Wei Wang, Nabil Ahmed, Chen Chieh-Jen, Reza Negarestani, Jow Jiun Gong, Joachim Koester, James T. Hong, Jei Li, Bavand Behpoor, Sophie Wahnich, Ian Svenonius, Eric Baudelaire, Masao Matsuda, Mark Fisher, Alberto Toscano, Hu Fang, Chihiro Minato, Natasha Ginwala

Departing from the figure of the Taowu, a Chinese mythological monster of evil inclination used recently by histo- rians and writers to symbolize the violent fate of Chinese utopian modernity, this publication interrogates the role of systemic and structural violence in the making of modernity and its artistic representations, and uses the monster as a vantage point to capture global dimensions of the current crisis of social imaginaries.

ca. 300 pp., 18 x 26 cm, English, 100 black-white illustrations, thread-sewn softcover

Design: ZAK Group, London
Editors: Brian Kuan Wood for Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Anselm Franke, curator of the Taipei Biennial

Price: €24.00

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Future Utopia. Sara Marini. bruno

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Future isTwelve Cities in Search of. Future is no Longer What it Used to be. Future is to Ask Yourself Where We Are Now. Future is an Utopian Vision, Future is also Back to Utopia: Future as Utopia. Future is Power, Power for a not Schedulable Life. Future as Practice. I Can Only Say One Thing About the Future: What I Wouldn’t Want it to be. Future is Visions, Visions of Future. Future is the Space of Expectations. Future is Architecture and Prophecy. Future is also Accidents: the City of Failure, Without Landscape; the Laboratory-City, Recycle and Repair. Future is the Hegemony of the Present: a New Aesthetic of Reality, the History of the Monkey and the Path. Future is Reform or Revolution? We Are Looking For Urban/Human Futures. But No More Alibis, please.

Future Utopia collects twenty-two definitions of the future. The definitions insist on what we will bring in the future: they show the details of today in which is hidden the time to come and reveal the utopia that will feed the cities that are now in search of a future.

Autors: Sara Marini, Mauro Berta, Alberto Bertagna, Renato Bocchi, Valeria Burgio, Giovanni Carli, Pietro del Soldà, Lorenzo Fabian, Antonella Gallo, Emanuele Garbin, Dario Gentili, Andrea Gritti, Fabrizia Ippolito, Luigi Latini, Giulia Menzietti, Valerio Paolo Mosco, Consuelo Nava, Rosario Pavia, Francesca Pignatelli, Chiara Rizzi, Daniele Ronsivalle, Massimo Rossetti

This book is made with the contribution of Department of Architecture and Arts, Università Iuav di Venezia

Author: Sara Marini (Ed.)
Price: €15.00

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Downing Street. Eva Weinmayr. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Shortly after the last general election, artist Eva Weinmayr learned that her work, Today’s Question, had been chosen by David and Samantha Camerons to hang at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s private residence. Her art had apparently won the approval of the most powerful politician in the country—a man who was about to start radically cutting funds for the arts and education. An attempt to contact Cameron and his wife about their choice was ignored, so Weinmayr—along with writer John Moseley and journalist Titus Kroder—wrote a play in order to have the conversation she had been denied.

The script imagines Samantha and David inviting Weinmayr for a visit. After tea with Samantha, things quickly turn bloody. Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”

Conceived by: Eva Weinmayr

Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr

First Edition (2015)

Publisher: New Documents
Date of publishing: Apr 1, 2015
Language: English
Pages: 84
Price: €14.50

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