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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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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LA Start-Up: A Reader. Dorothee Dupuis (Ed.). Lulu Press

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on June 30th, 2015
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6,070,430K OF DIGITAL SPIT. ANICKA YI. Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, writing on June 24th, 2015
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the book includes an exchange between Caroline A. Jones and Yi on scent, ethnicity, and symbiotic microorganisms; an essay by Johanna Burton on networks and extravisual means; and an essay by Alise Upitis on the irreducible ambiguity of Yi’s work. Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit is the artist’s first monograph.

Texts by Johanna Burton, Caroline A. Jones and Anicka Yi, and Alise Upitis

Designed by Eric Wrenn

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Will Benedict: Corruption Feeds. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 16th, 2015
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Co-published by Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

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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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Composition. Jochen Lempert. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on February 18th, 2015
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This publication is published on the occasion of an exhibition of Jochen Lempert curated by John Rasmussen and organized by Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and co-presented with the Rochester Art Center, Rochester.

Text by Chris Sharp

28€

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5 PTOHOGRAHPIES — 40 × 28 CM, Paspier

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, food, photography on February 16th, 2015

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«5 PTOHOGRAHPIES — 40 × 28 CM» by Paspier

Consisting of five pictures, this big format portfolio presents the Ptohograhpies series Roches Mammifères — Dissimulaits, a naturalistic study of cheese in
the process of molding. In June 2014, the series got awarded the Berlin Art Prize for Best Concept.

The Ptohograhpies are origianlly from France and Englnad. They have been epxosed to the lihgt for the vrey frist time in 1812. Since then wtih a very sepcific tcehnique, they recorded in piostiv and nagetiv ways, imegas of objcets, persons, aminals, ladnscapes,
and ohter scenes…

Edition of 350

Price 45€

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Ricarda Roggan. Apokryphen. Spector Books

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Over the past two years Ricarda Roggan collected and loaned from various museums and institutions objects which originally belonged to a key figure in the German cultural canon. She photographed them like the ceramic fish once owned by Ricarda Huch or Martin Heidegger’s pocket watch. These objects remain as artefacts in collections and have no intrinsic value. They only take on historical significance when they are shown in public, suffused with an awareness of the identity of their former owners. But what will remain of an object once it has been taken down from its pedestal only to disappear again in the archives? The artist locates her photography in the gap that is created between the knowing viewer and the photographed object and asks the question: Can photography preserve and convey the original auras of these everyday objects? Apocrypha was shown in 2014 in the Echo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover and at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen.

28 x 21 cm + 15 x 9,7 cm
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Group Affinity

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on January 25th, 2015
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by Binna Choi, Saim Demircan and Bart van der Heide

GROUP AFFINITY reflects on an experimental summer school that took place in 2011 at Kunstverein München organized in collaboration with Casco.
Five independent collective bodies or groups—Andreas Müller & Susanne Pietsch, Chicago Boys, Cinenova, Grand Openings, and Slavs and Tatars—headed up faculties and turned their respective self-organized practices and research and working processes into curricula for the participants.

Contributors: Liam Casey, Hyun Ju Chung, Cinenova, Marthe van Dessel, Gürsoy Dogtas, Jan van Duppen, Matthias Friedrich, Rahman Hamasalih, Tad Hozumi, Claudia Hummel, Mary Ikoniadou, Hiwa K, Eva Könnemann, Nahla Küsel, Annette Krauss, Sofia Montenegro, Andreas Müller, Susanne Pietsch, Slavs and Tatars, Tijana Stevanovic, Davide Stucchi, Jason Waite, and Paul Wiersbinski, English, 175 mm x 240 mm, 176 pages, softcover, ISBN 978-3-943514-27-8, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder

English
116 pages
17.5 x 24 cm
700 g
Softcover
€19.00

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