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
€25.00

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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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The White Review No. 12

Posted in art, distribution, literature, magazines, writing on March 11th, 2015
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The White Review No. 12 features interviews with choreographer Yvonne Rainer and novelist/artist Douglas Coupland. The incomparable Lydia Davis translates the ‘zeer korte verhalen’ (‘very short stories’) of Dutch writer A. L. Snijders; Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue gives us the story of a samurai in sixteenth-century Acapulco; Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams present the first installment of their collaborative novel; and Mark von Schlegell envisages a time travel bureau that pilfers plot lines from a paranoid writer popular with ‘the European crowd’.

Johanna Drucker rails against the impotence of contemporary art’s critical establishment and the failure of critique (citing counterexamples including Marcia Hafif, whose work is reproduced on a pull out card); elsewhere Owen Hatherley compares urbanism in Hamburg to the parlous state of British town planning. Caleb Klaces contributes a long, looping poem and we publish a series by New York-based poet Lonely Christopher. We are pleased to include series by British photographer Clare Strand and Dutch artist Parra. Our guest foreword is courtesy of George Szirtes, while the cover comes from Andrew Brischler.

ISSUE CONTENTS
Features
Foreword: A Pound of Flesh
George Szirtes

Fiction
Eight Stories
A. L. Snijders (tr. Lydia Davis)

Interviews
Interview with Yvonne Rainer
Orit Gat

Poetry
Genit
Caleb Klaces

Essay
Social and Democratic/Free and Hanseatic
Owen Hatherley

Fiction
A Samurai Watches the Sun Rise in Acapulco
Álvaro Enrigue (tr. Rahul Bery)

Art
Rags (1986-2014)
Clare Strand

Art
After After
Johanna Drucker

Fiction
Debt
Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams

Art
Parra!
Parra

Interviews
Interview with Douglas Coupland
Tom Overton

Poetry
From ‘In A January Would’
Lonely Christopher

Fiction
Return to Sender
Mark von Schlegell

Language: English
Binding: Softcover
Price: €17.99

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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde. Camera Austria

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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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Mousse #46 – Artists’ Words. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, writing on December 9th, 2014

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Mousse #46. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

New trimmed format for reader’s pleasure.

Language: English / Italian.

(this issue has 3 different cover colors. please ask in case)

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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

43€
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The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

Posted in books, distribution, novel, writing on November 29th, 2014
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The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

A gravel path stops at the doorstep of an extraordinary house which is completely crammed with piles of black signs, memorial plaques dedicated to inconsequential, horrible or forgotten events – documentation of a hidden reality – an unprecedented project on a huge scale. The solicitor who has been engaged to handle the estate comes across a protocol containing passionate letters addressed to a mysterious friend. Stuck in between the letters he also finds remnants of a catalogue listing nigh on eight million items – relics and collectors’ objects from the history of modern art. Each item has been auctioned. What follows soon adds up to an incredible and at times ambiguously dazzling tale that is at once unique and yet truly of our time.

Pages: 180
Size: 12.7 x 18.4 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943196-29-0

15€
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