Tupilakosaurus: An Incomplete(able) Survey of Pia Arke’s Artistic Work and Research. Kuratorisk Aktion.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on June 15th, 2017
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A comprehensive monograph on the seminal work of Greenlandic-Danish visual artist and thinker Pia Arke (1958–2007)

With contributions by Pia Arke, Lars Kiel Bertelsen, Tine Bryld, Erik Gant, Søren Jønsson Granat, Mirjam Joensen, Stefan Jonsson, Carsten Juhl, Anders Jørgensen, Mette Jørgensen, Inge Kleivan, Kuratorisk Aktion, Jan-Erik Lundström, Iben Mondrup, Sara Olsvig, Søren Bro Pold, Irit Rogoff, Mette Sandbye, Kirsten Thisted, and Finn Thrane.

The richly illustrated 400-page book constitutes the first survey in print of Pia Arke’s collected works, practice, and methodology. In essays and images, the book documents Arke’s lifelong artistic engagement with the silence that surrounds Denmark’s colonial presence in Greenland since 1721 and examines how she by unearthing the ‘little’ history of Greenland’s colonization managed to say something decisive about the much ‘bigger’ history of Western imperialism and the dynamics of today’s world order.

In addition, the book contains a DVD presenting a selection of Arke’s individual and collaborative video works.

€42.00

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WORD SQUARES. Karl Holmqvist. Compagnia & Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books on June 14th, 2017
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KARL HOLMQVIST, WORD SQUARES. COMPAGNIA/MOTTO BOOKS 2017,
PUBLISHED WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, GENEVA, TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION, 31.5.– 27.8.2017.

WORD SQUARES DESIGNED BY KARL HOLMQVIST AND BENEDIKT REICHENBACH.

€25.00

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YES YES NO NO. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book, books on June 7th, 2017
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His mustache looked like it would tickle. That’s probably the only reason why I didn’t want to kiss him.

He was a weirdo, but not weird enough, if you know what I mean. He certainly had a flair for details. It wasn’t that. I mean, it’s not like he was wearing a mullet, no. Nor like the kind of guy to gift me a Chinatown Gucci bag. He hated scented soaps and he’d drag me out of any decent party if he found scenty sticks near the toilet. That kind of thing drove him nuts. It’s not like he had anything against grapefruit.

Early on in our friendship, he gave me a box of Gioconda pencils from Koh-I-Noor. He knew how to get me hooked. But that damn mustache. It was so thick, so neatly trimmed. He paid too much attention to the kind of things I didn’t want to pay attention to. The cappuccino foam in it, however, was a kind of turn-on.

This is no doubt why you are holding this book in your hands. His mustache, right? Admit it. It’s the bowl of bonbons by the register. But then you go undercover, under the sheets to find a lot of nudity, thwarted porn. Ja, ja, ja: bodies. Corporeality. Corporation, cooperation. Protest. Violence. Religion. Collage. A torn sheet at the back. A misbound book? A defect or just vulnerable?

Selbsthilfe ist auch keine Lösung (even self-help is not a solution) and Protestvorbild Frankreich (protest “role model” in France?) is the only text you can make out other than mine. You’re meant to struggle to read it, or maybe Erik (who has no mustache) was being intentionally casual about the way he cut out these pictures. It’s an awareness of being sloppy that is so aware, it’s no longer sloppy. A man standing with his fist held high. He’s standing in the window frame of an apartment at least one story up from the ground. He is forty and mad and he enjoys his Bud. His form of protest is a form of solidarity from the sofa. A window protest: comfy. So fucking clever. Then there’s the picture abutting it of a woman holding out her bra. We are meant to take it. She’s offering it to us. Go ahead. She wants you to.

And then there’s the spooning bodies with their tube socks in a wad next to… a bed. A solar bed. You got it? This book is brown sugar. Stinky Swiss cheese. Bad, bad, good, good.

April von Stauffenberg

 

€10.00

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WATER PAPER CUT. Paul Thek and Jason Dodge. Schinkel Pavillon

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on June 2nd, 2017
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WATER PAPER CUT

Paul Thek and Jason Dodge
February – March 2017

Schinkel Pavillon

Edition of 200. Each hand bound with different inserts

48€
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JAN GROTH. Bergen Kunsthall.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on June 1st, 2017
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Exhibition catalogue featuring works by Jan Groth, including drawing, sculpture, tapestry and wall drawing. With written contributions by Martin Clark, Steinar Sekkingstad, Richard Tuttle and an interview with Jan Groth by Fredrik Værslev.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Jan Groth, Festspillutstillingen 2017, May 25 – August 13, 2017.
Design by Blank Blank. Published by Bergen Kunsthall.

€30.00

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Soleil Double. Laurent Grasso. Editions Dilecta.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on May 24th, 2017
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Soleil Double by Laurent Grasso
Published by Editions Dilecta
Language: English, French
Pages: 272
Size: 30 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 1.4000 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9791090490628

€39.00

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SCREEN. Arthur Fouray. Tombolo Presses

Posted in Artist Book, books, Motto Berlin store on May 20th, 2017
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“SCREEN” is a multimedia artist book by Arthur Fouray. Its title, embodies his artistic process which spreads here through two main formats: painting / serigraphy on cushions and a printed material. Arthur Fouray began his career in 2015 with his solo show “Specter” at Espace Quark, Geneva. Through art and decoration history, he questions the shift between painting before the industrial revolution and the cinematographic experience. He proposes to the onlooker an art experience which teases the unsaid.

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Jean-Luc Moulène. Centre Pompidou. Editions Dilecta

Posted in Artist Book, Editions Dilecta, Jean-Luc Moulene, sculpture on May 18th, 2017
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Jean-Luc Moulène / Centre Pompidou / Editions Dilecta

This work allows us to grasp, through these unpublished works, the richness and complexity of the artist’s abstract and corporeal universe. Jean-Luc Moulène seeks to “objectify” the world through a variety of practices, forms and subjects, by anchoring his reflection in mathematics, and especially in set theory, which can be a metaphor for social space. Using 3D design techniques, he explores operations such as intersection, laterality and cutting in a tension between body and object. His works question the common space, the form that this space takes, its intersection with the individual space.

“The looker: someone who looks, yes, I work for him. If you talk to me about a public or a spectator, I do not know who it is. Perhaps a marketing tool? So, let’s say that “the viewer” is the one to whom one passes the work, because that is what it is, in the background. An artist produces an object and at some point he separates from it, and someone else looks at it. And it is at this moment that the life of the work begins …. It is also for this reason that the work must be closed. Because it does not communicate the results of an experiment, it allows the experiment. And to this end, it is necessary to provide the viewer with a perfectly closed or expired object so that it is he who opens it or inspires it.” »Jean-Luc Moulène

240 pages
21,5 x 28 cm
French / English
39€
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LVMH. Charlotte Krieger, Agathe Zaerpour (eds.). Editions TSAR

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on May 7th, 2017

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TSAR 16
LVMH Le Vermino Helvétique
by Charlotte Krieger and Agathe Zaerpour
Around the work of Simon Paccaud

With contributions from:
Stéphane Kropf, Stéphanie Serra, et Joël Vacheron.

136 pages
22.5 × 30 cm
Français / English
Softcover with hand painted cover
Color Offset
ISBN 978-2-9700842-5-9
First edition 2017

38€
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Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It. Ott Metusala. Lugemik.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale on May 3rd, 2017
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The book documents the design work of author’s grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast where she worked as a designer for 28 years (1964–1992). Estoplast was a factory mainly producing plastic lamps which were highly popular during the Soviet era and even nowadays almost every Estonian family has a lamp or two in their home or country house.

The book consists of a collection of photographs from the archive of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design showing a selection of lamps designed by Kirsti Metusala. It is accompanied by an interview with her by Ott Metusala which is loosely based on comments of different lamp designs, and sheds light on the specifics of working as a designer in Soviet Estonia. The book also includes a short essay by Kai Lobjakas (director of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design) discussing Soviet-Estonian design in a broader context.

€15.00

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