A Circular 3. Pedro Cid Proença w/ Fatima Hellberg (Eds.). Cubitt Gallery

Posted in art, critique, Journals, literature, Theory, writing on July 29th, 2015
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With contributions by Stefan Themerson, Lisa Maruca Roger Laporte, David Morris, Charmian Griffin, Patrick Coyle, Will Holder, Isla Leaver-Yap, David Morris, Alex Waterman, Helen DeWitt, James Langdon, Jean Shepherd, Maël Fournier-Comte

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Ape Culture. Anselm Franke, Hila Peleg (Eds.). Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, writing on July 16th, 2015
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With contributions by Christophe Boesch, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Ines Doujak mit John Barker und Matthew Hyland, Cord Riechelmann and others.

»Ape Culture« traces the long cultural and scientific obsession with humanity’s closest relatives. In the Western historical representations of modernity, depictions of apes were traditionally used to show the absence of culture. Standing as a liminal figure separating humans and animals, the ape has, since ancient times, played a central role in the narrative of civilisational progress. This book, which appears in conjunction with the exhibition of the same nameseeks, however, to go beyond the mere examination of apes as signifiers of difference. The juxtaposition of artworks with documents taken from popular culture and the history of primatology gives the reader an insight into what the science historian Donna Haraway has termed the »primate order« — a hall of mirrors reflecting the scientific and cultural projections that turned the ape from an instrument of humanity’s self-definition into an integral element in testing out the possibility of reconstructing human »nature«. »Ape Culture« will be shown at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt from 30 April to 6 July 2015.

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trail. Natascha Sadr Haghighian. Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on July 8th, 2015
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With contributions from Michael Boßdorf, Herr Düsterdieck, Anselm Franke, Avery Gordon, Ayse Güle, Reza Haeri, Tom Keenan, Volker Lange,Helmut Weich, Allen S. Weiss

Co-published with the documenta archiv.

Design: Ça ira !
Editors: Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Pola Sieverding, Jasper Kettner

»trail« harks back to a path that Natascha Sadr Haghighian laid out at the Auehang in Kassel in 2012 as part of dOCUMENTA (13). The trail was located next to a memorial to the fallen German soldiers of the two World Wars and »accompanied« by onomatopoeic sounds. In the process of laying out the path, Haghighian discovered that the entire slope consisted of rubble from the Second World War. In the book she follows the ‘trail’ of this debris together with Pola Sieverding and Jasper Kettner and ends up with the Kassel-based armaments industry, with stories of migration and forced labour, with military vehicles named after animals, and with flowers that only grow in rubble. Via an exchange of letters with Anselm Franke, Avery Gordon, Ayşe Guelec, and a number of other correspondents, the findings are linked and examined together, revealing a view of historical continuities, loops, and ruptures, resembling the layering of the debris itself.

€28.00

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The Particular Unity of Same and Other. Paul Hendrikse. Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books, writing on July 1st, 2015
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with a text by Georg Simmel “The Stranger” from 1908

English / Indonesian

with a text by Georg Simmel “The Stranger” from 1908

edition of 800

€12.00

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Sanja Iveković; Public Cuts. Urška Jurman (Ed.). Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on June 24th, 2015
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This catalogue brings the first comprehensive survey of most of public art works which Sanja Iveković has either sketched, proposed or performed “on the street” over the last three decades. As we face a time when the idea of public space is confronted by the effects of private capital, and while on the other side of that coin the feminist slogan ‘private is political’ still has it’s raison d’etre, Ivekovic rethinks notions of public through her work.

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6,070,430K OF DIGITAL SPIT. ANICKA YI. Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, writing on June 24th, 2015
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the book includes an exchange between Caroline A. Jones and Yi on scent, ethnicity, and symbiotic microorganisms; an essay by Johanna Burton on networks and extravisual means; and an essay by Alise Upitis on the irreducible ambiguity of Yi’s work. Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit is the artist’s first monograph.

Texts by Johanna Burton, Caroline A. Jones and Anicka Yi, and Alise Upitis

Designed by Eric Wrenn

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Black Mountain. Eugen Blume, Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein, Catherine Nichols (ed.). Spector Books

Posted in architecture, art, books, distribution, history, Theory, writing on June 18th, 2015
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The Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in 1933 in North Carolina, is considered by its multidisciplinary and experimental education thought as one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the 20th century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture and music were taught here on an equal footing; Teachers and students lived together in a democratically organized community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, among many other gifts here Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius and Buckminster Fuller courses. At BMC, many avant-garde concepts were developed. The image-rich band appears on the exhibition Black Mountain. He is the first comprehensive publication on the Black Mountain College in the German-speaking countries and traces the history of this legendary school in its basic features after.

Eugen Blume, Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein, Catherine Nichols (ed.)

Language: German

€34.00

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Mousse #49. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, Journals, writing on June 17th, 2015
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Includes:

- The Artist as Curator – Issue #8 an insert in Mousse Magazine #49

&

- The Future is Here

(Available in the international edition and for subscription only)

 

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Fireflies #2 Abbas Kiarostami and Béla Tarr

Posted in art, distribution, film, magazines, writing on June 5th, 2015
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Fireflies is a print film magazine created between Berlin and Melbourne.

Each issue assembles an international group of writers, artists and critics to celebrate the work of two extraordinary filmmakers through personal essays, interviews and creative responses.

Date of publishing: May 15, 2015
Language: english
Pages: 192
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Weight:  400 g
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Public Abstraction. Vlado Velkov. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, books, distribution, history, writing on June 2nd, 2015
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Could it be that fundamental aspects of abstraction remain to be discovered? Abstraction is usually conceived of formally and pictorially, whereby its underlying thought patterns often recede into the background. This book attempts to question the notion of abstraction and art history’s use of it by opening the term up to new interpretations in relation to the public and social spheres of activity. Numerous artistic contributions as well as essays by Gerrit Gohlke, Stefan Heidenreich, Alexander Koch, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Petra Reichensperger, Raimar Stange, Marcus Steinweg, and Vlado Velkov indicate various ways of reconsidering abstraction as a process and a method of artistic production.

2015
English / German
300 pages
Softcover

€22.00

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