The great master of art history with pictures of Jacques Chirac: Haim Steinbach. Nicolas Giraud

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The great master of art history with pictures of Jacques Chirac

1st in the series: Haim Steinbach

Edition of 400

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Acts of Voicing. Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Christine Peters (Ed.). Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on May 28th, 2015
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Acts of Voicing focuses on the aesthetic, performative, and political significance of the voice, “viewed” from the perspective of visual art, dance, performance, and theory. The book, which also documents the exhibition of the same title that showed at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul in 2012, explores the diegetic and performative characteristics of the voice. This relates equally to voices that resist and to voices that are disciplined and seek to discipline, to those that are heard and to those that go unheard. The book also examines the struggle to find one’s voice and the act of getting voices to speak or be silent.

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Series Series Season 2, Episode 8: Trevor Shimizu. Pork Salad Press

Posted in art, books, distribution on May 27th, 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.

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Birds of Paradise 2. Erik Van Der Weijde. 4478zine

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 20th, 2015
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“It’s a zoo out there” is printed as the blurb of the book of heavily rasterised images of German tanks by Erik Van Der Weijde.

In an undocumented interview, the artist recalls the book of penises as inspiration for his book of paradise birds.

* Get your signed copy today (20.5.2015) 18:00-21:00 at Motto Berlin! *

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milk revolution. cura. Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on May 11th, 2015
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Produced by American Academy in Rome

Edition of 399 copies

Silver or gold cover

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on distance. Heinz Peter Knes & Julie Ault (Eds.). BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 10th, 2015
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on distance is a volume of photographs by Heinz Peter Knes representing a small selection from his extensive archive of travel photography dating back to 2010. Unlike a conventional approach to a personal travel log, indexing places and situations, ordered according to chronologies or geographies, the photos and their ordering reflect upon broader cultural themes driven by personal interests, desires, and chance. Knes, in conversation with Julie Ault, ordered the images according to subjective and associative categories influenced by Warburg’s “law of the good neighbor”, Warburg’s principal of library organization based on the exchange and mutual engagement between books placed next to each other, rather than classical groupings that branch off from general categories such as “fine art” or “photography.” on distance opens up a similar research into the possible languages that emerge within images when they are allowed to be read without restraints of preconceived modes of categorizing knowledge and experience.

The book is published on the occasion of the exhibition: mothertongue by Danh Vo, The Danish Pavilion, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, May 9 – November 22, 2015. The publication is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

€19.00

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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

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Halka/Haiti 18°48’05″N 72°23’01”W: C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska. Magdalena Moskalewicz (Ed.). Inventory Press & Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Uncategorized on May 8th, 2015
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The Polish Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition

La Biennale di Venezia

The Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale will have the pleasure of presenting a panoramic film projection of the opera Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko, as it was staged in February for the inhabitants of Cazale, a village situated in the mountains of Haiti.

The winners of this year’s contest for the official Polish representation in Venice, artists C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska and curator Magdalena Moskalewicz, decided to stage the opera in Haiti inspired by the mad plan of Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, who wanted to build an opera house in the Amazon. Fascinated by Fitzcarraldo’s faith in the universal power of opera, but not uncritical of the colonizing aspect of his actions, they decided to reveal and undercut its romanticism by confronting a set of very specific geographic, historical, and sociopolitical realities.

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Nello stesso momento / At the Same Time. Alessandra Spranzi. Humboldt Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 7th, 2015
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Obsolete things and images, left to their own devices, which I shift out of their context of silent invisibility and uselessness. In a certain sense I am caring for them. The practice of montage opens up unexpected associative, existential and aesthetic possibilities. For years I have been thinking about the often slumbering or exhausted potential that resides in images, going back to observe and utilize anachronistic or humble materials in project that are different, each time, that bring to light or reveal the hidden, irrational side of things and images. To gather, approach, put together, to make meet, is a way of reorganizing or surprising vision and thought, of calling back into play the enigmatic nature of the photographic image that continuously questions us. (A.S.)

Design: Marco Zuercher studio CCRZ

Texts by: Matteo Terzaghi, Clément Chéroux

Language: English / French / Italian

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Iran 1970. Gabriele Basilico. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 6th, 2015
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In the summer of 1970, Gabriele Basilico set off from Milan in a Fiat 124, nominally heading for Kabul. The journey towards India was a rite of passage for the flower children generation, and Basilico had plans to take a series of photos to then sell on to some magazine. The journey didn’t quite turn out as planned, but in his personal archive, those shots were carefully stored away, and on more than one occasion, the Milanese photographer thought about turning them into a book. As Luca Doninelli writes in the introduction, this is “Basilico pre-Basilico”, a reportage stretching from Yugoslavia through to Turkey and Iran – which turned out to be the final destination of the trip – in which we may note the inklings of his vocation-to-be. The afterword by Giovanna Calvenzi, Gabriele’s travelling companion on that journey, tells the story of that adventure in an era of unprecedented freedom.

Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013) is considered one of the masters of contemporary photography. After graduating in architecture in 1973, he devoted his life to photography. The transformations of the contemporary landscape, the form and identity of the city and the metropolis all served as Gabriele Basilico’s privileged fields of research. “Milano ritratti di fabbriche” (1978-80) was the first of his works to focus on outlying industrial areas. In 1984-85 he took part in the Mission Photographique de la DATAR, the project set up by the French government and entrusted to a group of international photographers with the aim of representing the transformation of the national countryside. In 1991 he took part in a mission to Beirut, a city devastated by fifteen years of civil war. Basilico was awarded numerous prizes, and his works are to be found in prestigious public and private collections, both in Italy and around the world. During his career, he published over sixty books of his own works.

Language: English / Italian

€18.00

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