Out of the Blue. Kirill Golovchenko. Rodovid Press.

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, photography, Wholesale on April 15th, 2017
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As a kid I spent a lot of time on the beach. We spent most of the summer in a seaside holiday home. It’s a great feeling on the seaside, calming and threatening at the same time. Life on the beach is very varied. The beach is a universal theme and in this case part of the cultural world of the Ukraine.

Perhaps you can find out more about people at the beach than at other public spaces. People go to the beach, take off their clothes, lie down next to other people they don’t know, swim, eat, tan, and drink … The more people there are lying on one level, the more join. Some parts of the beach are so hopelessly overcrowded that you can’t get to the waterside for all the beach-towels. My images are what they are, merely windows on the reality of the seaside. Most images are direct observations captured using a camera: seen briefly, and then they’re over. I’ve always needed to be close up to people, to almost be part of them, which is like saying I was never just an observer but also a holidaymaker. One of them.

I took a swimming tyre and shot photos through it. The circular image this created reminds me of a ship’s porthole. Also, the circle resembles a telescope lens and had a touch of the voyeuristic about it. It fits the beach, and not just as a formal device. For me, the tyre helped me learn to swim. At the beach you watch others and they watch you. I did my watching through this ‘hole’. It seemed spontaneous and fun while taking the photos. There was something of the performance about it and yet I also felt invisible as a consequence. The swimming ring conceals you, isolates you, but also makes you visible. It helps you focus, both as the photographer and as the observer. It’s like a pin-hole, a spotlight illuminating a certain situation for a brief moment. What’s important is that the viewer recognizes the shape of the swimming tyre and when viewing the images is taken to another level, one between staged reality and documented reality.

Language: English, Ukrainian
Pages: 104
Size: 27.5 х 18.5 cm
Weight: 590 g
Binding: Hardcover

€34.00

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Black Hyperbox. Alina Popa, Florin Flueraş (eds). PUNCH.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale, writing on April 13th, 2017
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A point alienates from itself and becomes a line. A line alienates from itself and becomes a square. A square alienates from itself and becomes a cube. A cube alienates from itself and becomes a hypercube. Black Hyperbox is a dimension of productive alienation from concepts through experience and from experience through thinking. Black Hyperbox is a productive lie, a future-oriented spatiotemporal ruse, where the conceptual horizon is mutilated through doing and the horizon of imagination is mutilated through thought. In Black Hyperbox, any known can be black-boxed and the unknown can turn out to be most banal.

This was the text that announced Black Hyperbox, initiated by Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa in 2015. Black Hyperbox started as a frame for performance and text based on the alienation between practice and conceptualization. Meanwhile, individual artworks, mostly performances, emerged from its process. They are circulating sometimes independently, sometimes together. Now Black Hyperbox is also a book, the outcome of the discursive section of the project. Its contributing authors were immersed in Black Hyperbox or gravitating around it, at least conceptually. In the book, Black Hyperbox comes forth as a place that holds incompatible conceptual zones and spatiotemporalities together: Old World and New World, theater and jungle, jaguars and AI, prehistory and futurism, the earthly home and the alien space,Mecca and the North Pole, spaceships lost in cosmos and the politics of Isis, Malevich’s black square and the moon travel, thought and hallucination.

Contributions by Florin Flueras, Alina Popa, Ioana Gheorghiu, Ștefan Tiron, Gabriel Catren, Irina Gheorghe, Garett Strickland, Sina Seifee, Bogdan Drăgănescu, Eleni Ikoniadou, Cristina Bogdan, Cosima Opartan, Nicola Masciandaro, Ben Woodard, Blake Victor, Adriana Gheorghe, Gregory Chatonsky, Dorothée Legrand & Georges Heidmann, Matt Hare, Larisa Crunţeanu, Dylan Trigg, Ion Dumitrescu.

€16.00

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OFOFFJOFF – One To One. Julia Born & JOFF.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on April 6th, 2017
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A fashion object in itself, ‘OFOFFJOFF’ is a sequel project to an exclusive one-off project by Dutch fashion designer JOFF. A totality of black and white, life size photographs (taken by Blommers & Schumm), enable the viewer to discover the collection both in detail and in its entirety.

Language: English
Pages: 196
Size: 23 x 31 cm
Weight: 550 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789090215839

€25.00

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ja! buch. David Kühne. rhein verlag

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography on March 30th, 2017
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ja! buch
by David Kühne

Published by rhein verlag
Cover and binding: rhein-verlag, düsseldorf
Language: German
Pages: 522
Size: 24.5 x 30.5 cm
Weight: 2.5200 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783944574455

€68.00

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Les Goddesses/Hemlock Forest. Moyra Davey. Bergen Kunsthall & Dancing Foxes Press.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale, writing on March 21st, 2017
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Initially known for her work in photography—which she has been making over the last three decades—New York–based artist Moyra Davey (born 1958) is also an esteemed writer, editor and, most recently, filmmaker, whose works layer personal narratives with explorations of other authors, filmmakers and artists. This book is based on two related projects that take form as text, photography and film. Les Goddesses (2011) collapses the lives of Davey and her five sisters with those of the daughters of Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th-century feminist writer and activist. Hemlock Forest (2016) weaves references to Wollstonecraft, Chantal Akerman and Karl Ove Knausgaard with her own family stories. During the making of Hemlock Forest, Akerman took her own life. Her death soon engulfed Davey’s awareness, prompting a broader exploration of Akerman’s and her own biographies, amid more universal themes of compulsion, artistic production, life and its passing.

Published by Bergen Kunsthall & Dancing Foxes Press
Language: English
Pages: 126
Size: 18 x 24 cm
Weight: 632 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780998632605

€29.00

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DINGE UND DIALOGE Book Launch @ Motto Berlin. 18.03.2017.

Posted in Artist Book, events, Motto Berlin event on March 16th, 2017
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DINGE UND DIALOGE

Book Launch @ Motto Berlin

Saturday, March 18 2017
6-9 pm

DINGE UND DIALOGE
Ed. by: Barbara Kapusta, Jenni Tischer and Rocco Pagel

The publication Dinge und Dialoge explores the relationship between the material character of things and the physical existence of the observer. The individual contributions in the publication as well as in the exhibition with the same title, that was realized at Scriptings Berlin from December 2015 until January 2016, raise questions about the particular, unique standpoint from which we can speak and perceive. The artists and writers examine the possibilities of seeing differences in objects, recognizing an object as something distinct and our  capacity of seeing and comprehending. The publication traces the proposition that where everyday objects and art objects concur, due to their similarities and differences, their status becomes productive.

With contributions from Daniel Heinrich, Kathi Hofer, Barbara Kapusta, Ulrike Köppinger, Katrin Mayer, Ulrike Müller, Rocco Pagel, Jenni Tischer and texts by Jorella Andrews and Oona Lochner.

Design: studio VIE
Edition: 300 pieces
En./Ger., 84 pages, multi-part, bound by hand, numerous illustrations in color, 21,5 x 30,5 cm, eight different softcovers designed by the participating artists.

http://www.saprophyt.net

 

€35.00

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Cameo. Stefan Hurtig.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on February 14th, 2017
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Cameo by Stefan Hurtig

Monographic catalogue,
Includes pictures and texts of eleven video works from 2008–15,
three complete screenplays and a text by Franciska Zólyom
Graphic design: Lamm & Kirch

Language: English/German
Size: 11,5 x 16
Weight: 276 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783000525308
€16.00

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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/ HUR SMART ÄR DU. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book on January 14th, 2017
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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/
HUR SMART ÄR DU

The artist’s first handy publication this year consists an international business agenda, a magazine and an airport cosmetic bag.
This work has a light and decorative look. It includes pictures and illustrations from the press news showing portraits of celebrities, actors, artists and politicians.

Published by rakete.co

book, brochure and bag
48+20 pages
First Edition 100 copies
€18

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Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations. Christoph Brünggel. edition fink.

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, writing on December 13th, 2016
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Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations

by Christoph Brünggel

Design by Ben Brodmann and Georg Rutishauser.
Text by Daniel Morgenthaler (German / English translation)

224 pages, 327/16 Fig., of which 280 in colour, perfect bound, paperback with dust jacket.
edition fink, Zürich 2015

Language: German, English
Pages: 224
Size: 21 x 16 cm
Weight: 382 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783037462027

€24.00

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One Hundred Meals Between Rome and Berlin. Jonathan Monk. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on December 13th, 2016
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British artist Jonathan Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Speaking in 2009, he said, ‘Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realised that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work.’

A few years ago Monk moved to Rome for a while with his family. In Rome he adopted a pleasant gastronomic routine: restaurants and pizzerias, alone or with friends, but most of all with his family. Once back home, between the name of the restaurant and the total of the bill, on top of all the various dishes consumed, the artist used a pencil, sometimes with watercolours, to reproduce the image of a work by another artist on the receipt or scrubby hand-written note. Clearly, the appropriationist approach which had characterised most of his work thus far also continued through this new life experience. This book collects One Hundred Meals between Rome and Berlin.

Language: English, Italian
Pages: 216
Size: 12 x 15 cm
Weight: 206 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788899385224

€20.00

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