A-or-ist Issue No. 1

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on September 2nd, 2015
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A-or-ist is a collective publication

The Air Conditioning Show – Kitty Clark – signature scents – Gertrude Stein – network fatigue – troy boys – Lynda Benglis – ghostwriting – Beth Collar – art brut – Marianna Simnett – blood – animatronics – Patricia Lennox-Boyd – simultaneity – Mark Barker – auto-pleasure – Horrible Gif – precarious architectures – severed hands – rave looks

Editorial: Amy Budd, Hannah Gregory, Alice Hattrick, Lizzie Homersham, Shama Khanna, Naomi Pearce, Jamie Sutcliffe, Jonathan P Watts

Design: Traven T. Croves

€10.00

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Stolen Spoons. David Horvitz. Pork Salad Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, editions on September 1st, 2015
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68 postcards, full colour
Edition of 400 / 2015
Text by Helga Christoffersen

€25.00

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Free Shop. Superflex. Pork Salad Press

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, performance on August 31st, 2015
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Free Shop Book documents the project Free Shop in Germany, Japan, Poland, Denmark and Norway. It contains interviews with customers and participating shop owners.

Free Shop takes place in an ordinary shop, anything purchased in the shop by any given customer, while Free Shop is performed, is free of charge. There are no signs or other means of information communicating that merchandises, goods, services, etc. in the shop are free of charge. A customer in the shop may not realize that merchandises, goods and/or services have been purchased for free until the counter clerk gives the customer the bill for the purchase, stating the amount of 0. Performed for the first time in 2003 in Bremen, Germany, Free Shop has since been held in Japan, Poland, Denmark and Norway.

 

€18.00

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NEWNEW. Shinro Ohtake. edition.nord

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Japan, video on August 31st, 2015
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The official catalogue of Shinro Ohtake’s exhibition held at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, 2013.
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As the title suggests, “NEWNEW” consisted of only new, recent and never-exhibited works by the artist, deliberately placed throughout the museum to make the most of its unique locational environment and architectural structure.
The exhibited works included installations such as “MON CHERI: A Self-Portrait as a Scrapped Shed,” his contribution to Documenta 13, in addition to large-scale sculptures, collages, oil paintings, oversize drawings and small Gouache paintings on paper.
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The catalogue consists of separate sheets, leaflets and a DVD, tied together with a paper faster that is also detachable. Sorted according to their techniques or where they were exhibited, the works are reproduced either in the books or on the sheets. The DVD contains a video documentation of the exhibition from a visitor’s perspective, beginning from a front view of the museum to the deep end of its exhibition rooms.
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Larger than A3 in size, each of the eight sheets documents a different large-scale installation by the artist. With the front side covered by a full-bleed photo showing a whole picture of the work, they could be hung on a wall as a poster, while the back side shows details of the work and informs of other related works along with their captions. The three leaflets are formatted in different sizes; two feature image-based works (oil paintings / collages and drawings) and the other contains texts and reference data.

Printed and bound in Japan

 

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Series Series. Jacob Fabricius. Pork Salad Press

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on August 31st, 2015
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Series Series is a series of interviews between a contemporary artist and curator Jacob Fabricius. Series Series is a casual conversation about work and life. The interviews are conducted through emails, text messages and meetings, and illustrated with images chosen by the artist.

€12.00

 

Series Series 001, Trevor Shimizu

Series Series 002, Tony Lewis

Series Series 003, Jakob Kolding

Series Series 004, Henriette Heise

Series Series 005, Keren Cytter

Topology in Bed . Chi Tsai Ni. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, sculpture on August 27th, 2015
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This is a collection of the temporary sculptures by Chi Tsai Ni. Ni re-arranges and sets them again according to his memory, when our photographer shoots them. Ni’s daughter edits the book, accompanied by Ni’s preliminary sketches.

Chi Tsai ni’s original works were gone. They only exist in the memory of his family members. As his daughter recalls, around 1989-1999, when returning home from school, she would find those sculptures lying in her parents’ bedroom. They came in weird shapes, and the shapes never repeated.

Ni’s wife does not participate in any discussion.

When re-making the sculpture series, Ni recalls the younger days when traveling with his friends, they lodged, by mistake, in a love motel. There on the bed was a pile of blanket-mountain giving a hint of sex. Ni’s own sculptures showed much the same sexy fantasies. They acted as a sign or investigation to his wife, while Ni’s daughter was still little.

During the shooting, as Ni folds the blankets, in his mind he always had a perfect projection of the outcome, giving rise to the impossible forms of such ordinary objects. The photographer and our team are absorbed in the blankets like we are getting psychedelic, haunted by the desire that the blankets generate.

Artist: Chi Tsai Ni – Photographer: Etang Chen – Editor: Son Ni

First published 2015 – Limited 500 copies, numbered – published by nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan

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Tunica Magazine #4. Jose C. Garcia. Tunica Studio

Posted in art, design, distribution, magazines on August 26th, 2015
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TUNICA is a receptacle of international culture based in New York, stemming from an urge to assemble and curates talents, combines disciplines and shares new ideas and styles.

TUNICA contributors represent a wide range of international and cutting-edge artistic disciplines.

Issue #4 featuring: Adam Parker Smith, Amanda Jas, Chillzone, Elizabeth Butters, East Village Eye

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Weeds & Aliens An Unnatural History of Plants. Benjamin A. Huseby. Torpedo Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book on August 25th, 2015
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Huseby’s first monograph is all at once a field guide, a photography book and an eco-polemic. The photographs are of plants he has found between his home and studio in Berlin over the last five years.
Weeds & Aliens is an occasionally arbitrary collection of photographs of some rather wonderful, useful plants, normally considered weeds. The book is thought of as an introduction to the fragments of nature around us, even in the most urban of habitats. What is a wild plant, a native plant, an invasive or alien plant, a weed? The story of weeds is the story of man and civilisation, of agriculture and migration. There are no weeds in the wilderness, but, then again, can we truly speak of wild nature?’
(From the introduction)

Weeds & Aliens attempts to expand upon ecological discourse by shifting how we define nature and our relationship to it, occasionally suggesting strategies in opposition to mainstream biologists, as well as discussing our changing cities, our evolutionary possibilities, modes of migration and the inherent colonial racism embedded within the languages and sciences used to articulate vegetal life.

B. A. Huseby is a Norwegian artist/photographer who currently lives in Berlin.
Additional text contributions by Iranian-American writer/curator Ashkan Sepahvand and Indian writer/curator Natasha Ginwala.

€39.00

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Fatal Kadath Fatal (Special edition). Henning Bohl. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE & Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration, Motto Books on August 25th, 2015
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Edition of 20 + 8AP

includes both Kadath Fatal and Fatal Kadath Fatal books + silkscreened sheet paster on scarf.

(different colors are available, please ask)

Bohl has previously employed a wide variety of media accommodating found materials and taking the form of free-standing sculpture, sculptural reliefs, friezes, collages, prints, posters and videos. Bohl’s most recent work consists of drawings that draw references from a wide variety of popular and archetypal imagery familiar to him from his adolescence. They incorporate styles learned from, amongst other things, Aubrey Beardsely (1872 – 1898), Métal Hurlant comic books (1974 – 2004) and Blair Reynolds and other graphic artists associated with Pagan Publishing (1990 – 1993). As with his previous works, these drawings employ modest yet very specific materials.

The title of this book references a mythical peak where gods dwell ‘in the cold waste where no man treads’ described in H.P.Lovecraft’s ‘The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath’ (1926/27). Lovecraft’s novel itself drew from William Beckford’s gothic horror ‘Vathek’ (1786), Robert W. Chambers’ ‘The King in Yellow’ (1895) and the novels and short stories of Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, 1878 – 1957).

Henning Bohl (b.1975, Oldenburg, Germany) currently lives and works in Hamburg. He studied at the Kunsthochschule, Kassel and at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main where he completed his studies in 2004. There have been recent public exhibitions of his work at Kunsthalle Nürnberg and Berlinische Galerie (2013) Pro Choice, Vienna (2012); Kunstverein Hamburg (2011); Artpace, San Antonio and Cubitt, London (2010); Grazer Kunstverein and Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (2009) and at the Oldenburger Kunstverein (2008). His work was recently presented at the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2013) and has also been included in group exhibitions at venues including the Kunsthalle Bonn and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013) Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2012); Portikus, Frankfurt am Main and Seattle Art Museum (2011); Kunstverein Schattendorf; Kunstverein Hannover and CCA Andratx , Mallorca (2010); White Columns, New York and Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen (2009). He is represented by Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg; Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna; Casey Kaplan in New York and Galerie Johann König in Berlin.

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Migo Migo. Adrien Chevalley. éditions TSAR

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, drawing on August 24th, 2015
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Drawings by Adrien Chevalley, made in Argentina between July 2014 and January 2015 during an artist residency supported by CVC and the city of Vevey. 

éditions TSAR n°12

Edition of 130, risograph

 

€25.00

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