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

 

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Jean-Luc Manz Notebooks (1989–2014). Julie Enckell Julliard (Ed.). Musée Jenisch, JRP Ringier

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, drawing on August 24th, 2015
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Jean-Luc Manz’s paintings, which he has been making since 1977, could be described as geometric abstractions. However, they share very little with the Swiss Concrete art tradition. They refer instead to the practices of John M Armleder and Helmut Federle. Their geometric vocabulary is infused with expressive stances and appropriation, as if they wanted to recreate, through the act of painting, a relationship with the world. Manz’s notebooks, published here for the first time in this 1,000-page volume, prove that his compositions are anchored in a system of correspondence with the art of the past—from Islamic decorative art to Egyptian memories, everyday encounters, and his personal life.

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FOLDER ATTACKS ISSUE ONE_BUDDHA JUMPS. nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on August 19th, 2015
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Ting Cheng, Ling Yu Tai, Hai Hsin Huang, Po Tsung Cheng, Son Ni

34 pages
Folder size : 22cm × 30.3cm
Paper size : 20cm × 28.8cm
b/w laser on tracing paper, riso color on paper, Binding with file clips.
Limited 300 copies, numbered.

There is a dog. When he sees his tail, he spins around chasing it. He sees with the eyes, and has forgot to smell to know the world.But then someone brings him something, to his nose. He realizes his sense of smell again, and stops chasing his tail.

If we realize our instinct, we can fly.

(Part of the current exhibition at Motto Berlin)

€33.80

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Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader. Helena Reckitt (Ed.). Calvert 22 Foundation

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on August 5th, 2015
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Taking the work of Sanja Iveković as a point of departure to discuss urgent matters in feminism today, Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader gathers commissioned essays by key feminist voices who contributed to a conference titled ‘23%’*, which was held on the occasion of the exhibition Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine, curated by Lina Džuverović at Calvert 22 Gallery and the South London Gallery (December 2012 – February 2013). The conference took place at the Royal College of Art, London and was organised in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum.

Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader is edited by Helena Reckitt, and includes essays by Ivana Bago, Katy Deepwell, Lina Džuverović, Silvia Eiblmayr, Elisabeth Lebovici, Suzana Milevska and Milica Tomić. Designed by Rafaela Dražić.

This is the first in a new series of publications published by Calvert 22 Foundation.

*The conference title, ‘23%’, was drawn from a research report compiled by the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaign for women’s equality and rights. On average, women in the UK earn 15% less than men. In London, in January 2013, the pay gap stood at 23%.

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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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Window Seat. Jennilee Marigomen. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2015
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Window Seat presents a sequence of images by Vancouver photographer Jennilee Marigomen taken in sleepy beach towns in Mexico. Through a series of simple and beautiful gestures, the project both acknowledges the metaphor of photography-as-window and consciously resists reading the world metaphorically. Rather, the photographs show the benefit of careful attention to the overlooked and often ephemeral beauty in our everyday surroundings—suggesting that the world is made up of neglected sites imbedded in the everyday, which a keen sensibility can animate, arrange, and make deeply compelling for the viewer.

With an essay by Nich McElroy.

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Beastly / Tierisch. Duncan Forbes & Daniela Jansen (Eds.). Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, photography on July 16th, 2015
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I was not able to visit the entire show. Linda Dostálková

Posted in art, books, distribution on July 13th, 2015
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The play I WAS NOT ABLE TO VISIT THE ENTIRE SHOW was created with the intention of being staged within the environment of gallery institutions. It opens a discussion over conventions that are commonly linked to the exhibition strategies: How contemporary display practices and institutional frameworks affects an artwork and vice versa?

The publication includes photographs by Daniela Dostálková who’s conception heads towards the perception of understanding of possible future gallery presentations with an attempt to make the act of viewing visible. What does the viewer see and what does he believe?

Linda Dostálková is a Czech-born, Netherlands-based independent graphic designer who, through her projects, implies variety of forms from close artistic and humanistic disciplines, delivering a specific input for a specific situation.

Text and graphic design: Linda Dostálková
Editor: Jana Kořínková
Photography: Daniela Dostálková
Published by The University of Ostrava, 2015
English edition, 190 x 285 mm (softcover), 160 pages

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Printmaking by Ecal 2008-2014. Musée Jenisch Vevey – Cabinet cantonal des estampes. ECAL

Posted in books, design, distribution, printmaking on July 9th, 2015
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Printmaking by ECAL offers an inventory of the entire lithographic and silkscreen editions published by ECAL between 2008 and 2014. It gathers critical texts on the one hand about the history of the publishing activities within ECAL and also the role played by the multiple and printed art for those built ECAL in the 1990s and those who are graduates.

80 color illustrations

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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.

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