Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

Posted in art, distribution, photography on April 19th, 2014
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Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

In her most recent work Emina Djukić presents a photo story containing autobiographical reflections on seeking her own path in life and her own place under the sun. The core of the project is actually an artist book that shall be read and interpreted in number of ways. It is a story about making everyday decisions but also, occasionally, groundbreaking decisions. It is about cycles, about the infinite multitude of possibilities available in a modern society and the resulting disorientation of an individual who often needs (at least) a loose framework of values to obtain a certain measure of desired freedom. It is about searching for order in chaos.

This visual narrative combines diverse genres, techniques and styles while triggering unexpected connections between particular photographs upon closer inspection, whenever an attempt to decode or interpret them is made. The depicted motifs can thus be read as metaphors and symbols. It is precisely this transformation that offers a central strategy for assembling fragments into an entirety. This is indeed a method that enables the translation of the inside (invisible) to the outside (visible) experience. Although the basic storyline envisages a linear reading, however, as any photographic book it also allows leaping, returning and respectively non-linear reading but at the same time the viewer or reader of the photographs also seeks and creates her/his own personal stories.

Language: English
Size: 15 x 23 cm
Binding: Hardcover

Price: €30.00
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You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / SPACE.

Posted in art, books, writing on April 17th, 2014
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You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / Space.

You Are Here: Art After the Internet is the first major publication to critically explore both the effects and affects that the Internet has had on contemporary artistic practices.

Responding to an era that has increasingly chosen to dub itself as ‘post-internet’, this collective text traces a potted narrative exploring the relationship of the Internet to art practices from the early millennium to the present day.

The book positions itself as a provocation on the current state of cultural production, relying on first-person accounts from artists, writers and curators as the primary source material.

The book raises urgent questions about how we negotiate the formal, aesthetic and conceptual relationship of art and its effects after the ubiquitous rise of the Internet.

Published by Cornerhouse and SPACE.

D €22.00

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The White Review #10. Benjamin Eastham, Jacques Testard (Eds.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on April 10th, 2014

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Editorial

Geronimo by Benedict Andrews (Fiction)

Camille Henrot (Interview)

Poems by Wesley Rothman, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Mark Prince and Laura Elliott (Poetry)

Vern Blosum, Phantom by William E. Jones (Essay)

Jacques Rancière (Interview)

Resistance by Chris Kraus (Fiction)

Self-portrait with de Chirico and Other Works by Joshua Abelow (Art)

Mr Franklin D. Huff by Nicola Barker (Fiction)

Lydia Davis (Interview)

Positions by Isabelle Wenzel (Art)

Urgency and Patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint (tr. Edward Gauvin) (Essay)

Poems by Najwan Darwish (tr. Sousan Hammad and Andrew Nance) (Poetry)

What Can an Art Magazine Be? by Orit Gat (Essay)

Miriam by Greg Baxter (Fiction)

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Cover art: Parlour Ape Patterns No. 4 (2013) by Christian Newby

Author: Benjamin Eastham, Jacques Testard (Eds.)
Publisher: The White Review
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 17 x 24 cm

Price: €15.95
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MICHELLE GRABNER: I WORK FROM HOME. David Norr, (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books on April 3rd, 2014

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MICHELLE GRABNER: I WORK FROM HOME

The reference monograph on the American artist Michelle Grabner, this volume offers an expansive look at an artist whose body of work and sphere of influence continue to gain recognition. Published on the occasion of the the artist’s retrospective at the MOCA Cleveland, the book documents works from the last 20 years, positioning the studio as core to a remarkably diverse output—paintings, drawings, prints, videos, and sculptures. Considering Grabner’s pursuit of art making, criticism, and curating as inextricably linked, this publication seeks to highlight the distinctive values and ideas that drive Grabner’s practice: woking outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, and working across platforms.

Author: David Norr (Ed.)
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 200
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788867490950
Availability: In stock

€32.00

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An Artist With Six Legs. Superflex. Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on April 3rd, 2014

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An Artist With Six Legs

An artist with six legs, 253 works, 20 years, 8 curators, 1 exhibition is the catalogue of the exhibition «Working Title: “A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX”» held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from 13 December 2013 to the 2nd of February 2014.

Describing their projects and works as tools, to be activated and often even changed, by the viewers, the users, XXXXXXXXX’ versatile artistic practice is distinguished by a continued interest in exploring social, political and cultural conditions. XXXXXXXXX makes up their own rules, humorously and intelligently challenging conventions about things like copyright, power structures, design and economy. Throughout their career a distinguishing trait of their modus operandi has been to collaborate with other artists and experts.

Author: Pernille Abrethesen (Ed.)
Publisher: Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Language: danish/english
Pages: 335
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 8798788944976

€39.00

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The Body Decides. Franz Erhard Walther. WIELS-CAPC.

Posted in art, books on April 3rd, 2014

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The Body Decides

A pop up book for adults, this catalogue on the work of Franz Erhard Walther sought its inspiration in the artist’s work in order to determine the publication-form that might most appropriately convey the centrality of action to the artist’s oeuvre. The performativity at the heart of Walther’s more than a half century long practice is underscored through the appearance of six brightly coloured elementary pop up forms spread throughout the book.

Author: Franz Erhard Walther
Publisher: WIELS-CAPC
Language: English
Pages: 116
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783863355135

€58.00

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Permafo 1970-1981. Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, performance, photography, writing on March 27th, 2014
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First published in Polish in 2012 on the occasion of the exhibition Where is PERMAFO? at Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (30 November 2012- 4 February 2013)

Date of publishing: Nov 25, 2013
Language: English
Pages: 456
Size: 30.5 x 22.5 x 3.5
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788363350093

Price: €29.80
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Camera Austria #125. Reinhardt Braun (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, photography on March 11th, 2014
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Language: English-Deutsh
Pages: 106
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €16.00

Columnist. Boris Rebetez. Kunsthalle Baselland

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on March 6th, 2014

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Columnist. Boris Rebetez.

«Columnist» nennt Boris Rebetez seine Einzelausstellung im Kunsthaus Baselland und auch die nun neu vorliegende Publikation. Nicht von ungefähr wird der Leser bereits mit diesem Titel auf eine Gedankenfährte durch Ausstellung und Katalog geschickt. Denn ist es nicht der Kolumnist, der in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder Magazinen aktuelle Geschehnisse kommentiert, seine Haltung dazu äussert und damit den Lesern den Blick durch eine andere Brille ermöglicht? Diesen etwas anderen Blick auf die Realität ermöglicht einem Rebetez mit seinen künstlerischen Eingriffen, die er in der Publikation auf spannende Weise erläutert.

Language: german / english
Pages: 80
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-9524292-0-4

€18.00

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New Reproductions. David Maljković. Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography, writing on February 25th, 2014
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New Reproductions. David Maljković. Mousse Publishing.

Jurga Daubaraitė (Ed.)

“She, the grid system is aware only of her corners, not of her straight lines. She perceives her own space and those persons who traverse her space as flat entities moving swiftly and without substance.” – Maria Fusco.

The artist book New Reproductions, published in conjunction with David Maljković’s exhibition at CAC Vilnius, is a dense object jn which the textual contributions function as poetic and fictional response to the artist’s collaged 48 images. Here, Maljković provides a certain utilitarian take on re-reading, remembering, incompleteness, and exhaustion as artistic positions in order to assemble filiations between works separated by time span and by his changing ideas.

New Reproduction is part of MIDI, an imprint of Mousse Publishing initiated by Åbäke

25€
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