Tags: Carroll / Fletcher, Constant Dullaart
Tags: Carroll / Fletcher, Constant Dullaart
Tags: Alberto Bertagna, Andrea Gritti, Antonella Gallo, Bruno, Chiara Rizzi, Consuelo Nava, Daniele Ronsivalle, Dario Gentili, Emanuele Garbin, Fabrizia Ippolito, Francesca Pignatelli, Giovanni Carli, Giulia Menzietti, Lorenzo Fabian, Luigi Latini, Massimo Rossetti, Mauro Berta, Pietro del Soldà, Renato Bocchi, Rosario Pavia, Sara Marini, Valeria Burgio, Valerio Paolo Mosco
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
Tags: Eva Weinmayr, John Moseley, New Documents, Titus Kroder
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.”
Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr
First Edition (2015)
Tags: Andre Gelpke, Christof Nussli, cpress, spector books
Amok is André Gelpke’s personal commentary on the absurdities of our lives. True to the artist’s motto, “Photography is a whore, never faithful, always feigning,” Gelpke uses the medium to formulate his subjective view of the world. Without being explanatory or anecdotal, he examines, with the help of the camera, the small, naturally occurring settings of everyday life. Along with Michael Schmidt and Heinrich Riebesehl, Gelpke is one of the most important writer-photographers in post-war Germany. Amok brings together for the first time images taken over a period of twelve years, from 2002 to 2014.
216 pages, 20 x 27 cm, German/English, Linen hardcover, published by Spector Books and co-published with cpress, Zurich
Design: Christof Nüssli
Editors: André Gelpke, Christof Nüssli
The days are long, the nights are cold/ Die Tage sind lang, die Nächte kalt. Lena Inken Schaefer. argobooksPosted in art, Artist Book, books on March 11th, 2015
Tags: argobooks, Dominikus Müller, Hanna Lemke, Jan Brandt, Lena Inken Schaefer, Nils Markwardt, Roman Ehrlich, Till Sperrle
The first comprehensive publication on Lena Inken Schaefer’s (* 1982; lives and works in Berlin) practice The days are long, the nights are cold presents the collection of artist’s works dating from 2007. Here we observe Schaefer’s objects, installations and actions emanate with mystery from associative contexts. Be it through the ornaments derived from the devalued Deutsche Mark-banknotes of 1922 or through St. John’s wort-stained pyjamas, the works of Schaefer reveal new possibilities for the patterns to emerge. The artist takes the patterns through the process of continuous dissemblance, use and misuse that enrich them with fresh analogies.
with texts by Jan Brandt, Roman Ehrlich, Hanna Lemke, Nils Markwardt and Dominikus Müller
Tags: Christian Jankowski
Christian Jankowskis erstes Künstlerbuch bei Edition Taube basiert auf der gleichnamigen Videoarbeit „Casting Jesus“ aus dem Jahr 2011.
Es zeigt eine 3-köpfige Jury aus Vertretern des Vatikans, die in einer Art Casting-Show aus 13 professionellen Schauspielern den perfekten Jesusdarsteller auswählt.
Die renommierte Jury setzt sich zusammen aus dem Vatikan-Priester Monseñor José Manuel del Rio Carrasco, dem Kunstkritiker der vatikanischen Zeitung ‚L’Osservatore Romano‘ Sandro Barbagallo und dem Journalisten und Geschäftsführer der Kommission für Filmbewertung der italienischen Bischofskonferenz Massimo Giraldi.
Unter ihren kritischen Augen absolvieren die Kontrahenten verschiedene Aufgaben, wie zum Beispiel das Brot zu brechen, ein Wunder zu vollbringen, das Kreuz zu tragen oder aber auch das dramatische Darbieten von bekannten Jesus-Zitaten.
In mehreren Castingdurchgängen im römischen Complesso Santo Spirito in Sassia verdichtet sich das Bewerberfeld nach und nach bis am Ende ein strahlender Sieger fest steht. Die Performance konnte Video-Livestream kann ein separates Publikum von 300 Zuschauern das Casting verfolgen.
Das Buch beinhaltet neben zahlreichen farbigen Abbildungen eine Predigt von Karl-Eugen Fischer, sowie Texte von John Beeson und Dirk Rustemeyer.
Die ersten 20 Bücher der Auflage sind als Special Edition mit einem signierten Unikat-Print erhältlich.
Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015
Despite being illegal in the DDR when formed, Lutz Wohlrab have been publishing titles since the mid-1980s. In 2009, the release of the Robert Rehfeldt book was a significant point for the publishing house. Considered the most important German Mail Aritst, Robert Rehfeldt was central in connecting the East and the West from his East Berlin home. The book celebrates his life and work up to his death in 1993. Along with books, Lutz Wohlrab publish editions and films that focus on Mail Artists, including Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, HR Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Berhardt, Endre Tót, John Held Jr., Carl Chew and many others. Of particular note is the 2012 edition celebrating 50 Years of Mail Art.
Lutz Wohlrab ist seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre verlegerisch tätig, damals noch illegal in der DDR. Mit dem Buch über Robert Rehfeldt von 2009 intensivierte er diese Arbeit. Robert Rehfeldt erhob den Briefverkehr zur Kunst und war Schaltstelle zwischen Künstlern in Ost und West. Von Ost-Berlin aus wurde er der wichtigste deutsche Mail Artist. Das Buch würdigt Leben und Werk des 1993 Verstorbenen. Lutz Wohlrab gibt neben Büchern auch Editionen und Filme heraus, die sich auf Künstler der Mail Art konzentrieren. Dazu gehören Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, H.R. Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Bernhardt, Endre Tót, John Held jr., Carl Chew und viele andere. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das Assembling zum Jubiläum “50 Years of Correspondence/Mail Art” von 2012.
10.01.2015 at 7pm at MOTTO Berlin in conjunction with the openings of HOME ARCHIVES: Paulo Bruscky & Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Art Exchanges from East Berlin to South America and SIGNS FICTION, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at Chert Gallery.
Tags: geology, Julian Charrière
Nicole Schweizer, ed.
Texts by Amelia Barikin, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Nadim Julien Samman, Nicole Schweizer
Whether creating innovative topographies of his native country and adopted homeland using bacteria in constant evolution, or Babel-like towers that are gradually coated with organic motifs obtained through decomposition of samples taken from nine great rivers of the world, Julian Charrière studies the effect of time, its relationship with space and matter, and the various ways we perceive it. What he calls “the geology of History”
“Future Fossil Spaces”, the exhibition devised for the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne which is the occasion for this book, brings together works for which Julian Charrière traveled to Iceland, Kazakhstan, the Atacama Desert (Chile) and Argentina. The exhibition title evokes The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories, the result of an expedition carried out in 2013 in which the artist climbed an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean and attempted to melt the ice under his feet using a blowtorch for over eight hours. The fossils mentioned in the title do not refer to traces of animal or plant life found in rocks, but to the Latin etymology of the word, which translates literally as “obtained from digging”, the action of the artist consisting therefore in proposing, in the present of the exhibition space, works that are in dialectical tension between the two arrows of time, one pointing to the past and the other towards the future.
Language: English / French
Tags: Simon Denny
Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.
Texts by Matt Goerzen, Sam Grobart, Jinny Kim, Lee Kun-hee, Lee Won-bok
“New Management” refers to the legendary management philosophy that Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of the Samsung Group, infamously introduced in the early nineties. “The New Management” principle was first proclaimed in 1993 at a high-level executive meeting at the Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch near Frankfurt am Main International Airport. Lee flew in his entire top management from around the world for a three-day conference, emphasizing the need to globalize and preparing his employees for a new philosophy of change he was going to introduce in order to turn Samsung into a global market leader in all its sectors. This seminal meeting became known within the company as the “Frankfurt Declaration.” In the introduction to the publication, Simon Denny writes: “In Portikus one sees a fantastic conglomeration of material that tries to monumentalize [Samsung’s] powerful cultural message; arranging imagined and remade objects around excerpts from Lee Kun-hee’s texts and Samsung’s history. I’ve tried to stay close to the context it describes: the global material language of corporate pride and presentation.” In commissioning two different English translations of New Management, a publication in Korean about the philosophy and history of Chairman Lee’s legacy, Denny investigates existing hierarchies. On the one hand, the material carries with it extremely specific cultural and economic meaning and value, and on the other, it forms a part of global culture and public information. The same goes for Samsung’s comic version of New Management and the inclusion of Sam Grobart’s article on Samsung that originally ran in Bloomberg Businessweek. Denny levels the role of the artist with those of the professional from a tech company, a journalist, an independent contractor hired through freelancer.com, and finally the viewer of the work.
Tags: Haris Epaminonda
Chapters I-XXX. Haris Epaminonda. Humboldt Books, Kunsthaus Zurich.
In tracing some of the notions and narratives embedded in Chapters, a 16 mm film shot in Cyprus in 2012, the idea of making a book came about as an exercise, or rather an experiment, to deconstruct the film into some of its subject matters. Embarking on a new set of associations between image and subject, source and information, meaning and abstraction, this book is both a document and a memory map, tracing the beginnings of a thought, a time, an image, a place.
Chapters I-XXX is published and presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Haris Epaminonda. Chapter IV at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (14 March – 18 May 2014); Haris Epaminonda. Vol. XIV at Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia (25 March – 18 May 2014).
Concept: Haris Epaminonda and Marco Walser, Elektrosmog, Zürich
Graphic design: Marco Walser, Elektrosmog, Zürich
Image design / editing: Haris Epaminonda
Hardcover folder | English
24 film stills (color)
30 posters (b/w & Color)