Sedimentality. Linn Pedersen. Lord Jim Publishing.

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Sedimentality by Linn Pedersen
Design by Ole Martin Lund Bø/ Essay by Sigurd Tenningen
172 pages/ 500 copies
Lord Jim Publishing/ 2015
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The Non-Objective World: Art & Language Kabakov. Art & Language, Ilya Kabakov. Sprovieri.

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The non-Objective World

Presenting a body of work made by Art & Language between 1965 and 1967 together with paintings by Ilya Kabakov made forty years later but very much concerned with the same critical aesthetic ideas, the publication aims to investigate the artists’ understanding and response to The Non-Objective World – Malevich’s seminal writings on Suprematism, written in 1927 and published in English in 1959 for the first time.

Edited by Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts with texts by Art & Language, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Ilya Kabakov, Rod Mengham and Andrei Nakov.

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Mousse 54. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.). Mousse Magazine.

Posted in 2016, distribution, magazines on June 28th, 2016
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IEVA MISEVIČIŪTĖ
Character Studies of Primeval Life Form
by Jacquelyn Ross

EXTEND, EXCEED, ENHANCE: PROSTHETICS AND SCULPTURE
by Lisa Le Feuvre

ANNE IMHOF
Choreographed layers
by Hans Ulrich Obrist

RAYMOND BOISJOLY, TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER, WALTER SCOTT
Native North America
by Andrew Berardini, Richard William Hill and Candice Hopkins

INSIDE TO OUTSIDE TO INSIDE
by Jens Hoffmann

NEW SCENARIO
Curating Holes
by Melanie Bühler

ROLE PLAY
by Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Thomas Demand, Barbara Bloom, Christian Jankowski, Elmgreen&Dragset, Michelle Grabner, Tobias Rehberger, Ugo Rondinone, Harrell Fletcher, John Miller, Paulina Olowska

RONALD JONES
What You See Is What You See
by Krist Gruijthuijsen

GARY INDIANA
I Can Give You Anything But Love
by Andrew Durbin

WILLA NASATIR
Psychic Junkyards
by Lauren Cornell

RAGNA BLEY
An Idiosyncratic Abecedary
by Filipa Ramos

NOAH BARKER
Projecting an Island from Another
by Mark Beasley

ISIAH MEDINA
The impossible is the only (no-)thing that ever happens
by Pia Bolognesi

ME
by Dieter Roelstraete

SHIFTING BACKGROUNDS
by Anselm Franke

NOBODY IS SLEEPING IN THE SKY
by Geoffrey Farmer and Dora García

NOW, I AM AFRAID…
by Chus Martínez

CECILIA BENGOLEA AND FRANÇOIS CHAIGNAUD
Emotional Aesthetics
by Kathy Noble

MORAG KEIL AND GEORGIE NETTELL
Domestic Battlegrounds
by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen

AN ESSAY ON DRESS-UP AND OTHER THINGS
by Sabrina Tarasoff

 

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Jonathan Monk. In Relief (My collection of Sol LeWitt books – exact size, shape and occasionally colour). Christoph Schifferli, Geraldine Tedder (eds.). Archiv

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions on June 25th, 2016
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“I have been collecting Sol LeWitt books for some time now – initially these books were used as material for a series of animations – but slowly I started buying them just to complete a collection. The search for the white spine.

Sol’s books are predominately white and when going through the shelves of book dealers I always pull out the white books with hope… repetition and repeat is a constant – I often acquire the same book twice or even three times… they all look the same.

In 2005 I produced a book called Cover Version – it featured all the covers of my Sol LeWitt books – a kind of what’s in my library compendium.

For this new piece I have fabricated an abstract version of Cover Version.

The books were laid out as if on a small table top – each book carefully measured… height, width and thickness… Certain book sellers use a similar display technique.

This was then transformed into five medium density fibre board wall mounted relief panels. Expertly cut and routed (not by me) to follow the forms given by Mr LeWitt and his publications. The painted and sanded surface made by the fabricator has been left to give the appropriate patina to the entire piece.

Books are there to be handled and not just bought and sold.”

Jonathan Monk, 2015

With a text David Platzker
Edition of 400

 

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Tunica Magazine #5. Jose C. Garcia (ed.). Tunica Studio.

Posted in design, distribution, magazines on June 23rd, 2016
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TUNICA presents an art of Individuals. We stand for the reality of the present.
Absolute: The new egos and the melodrama of modernity is the Exploitation of vulgarity, the Improvement of life…
TUNICA is created for this timeless fundamental Artist that exists in everybody.
Unconditional: Popular art does not mean the art of the poor people.
TUNICA is a cape of good hope.
Trust: We need the unconsciousness of humanity. Their animalistic stupidity and dreams, futurism, magic and life!
Staying power! Brave Comrades!
Long live TUNICA!

Contributors:

James Orlando
Sita Abellan
Louisa Gagliardi
Takanori Okuwaki
Roberto Piqueras
Eme Rock
Yung Beef aka Fernandito Kit Kat
Eyedress
Prefuse 73
Ilja Karilampi
Terranova
Wickerham & Lomax
Alexa Karolinski
Gaspar Noe
Karen Aragon
Le Roy
Matthew Connors
Izaac Enciso
Robert Beatty

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SIGNS FICTION. RUTH WOLF-REHFELDT. Chert Galerie & Motto Books

Posted in Artist Book, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 15th, 2016
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SIGNS FICTION

This book aims to collect and present a comprehensive overview of the work of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. It is the result of a long and intense immersion into her archive, and intends to establish the importance of this unique artist – who did not have much recognition in the past – not only to the present day, but also to the precise political context and time to which she and her work belong.

The book presents her typewritings series, all produced between the early 1970s (some of the earliest works are dated 1972) and 1989.
Mail Art was her way to be in contact with the world outside the GDR, otherwise impossible to reach. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification, the artist stopped producing any art: She felt her involvement was no longer “needed”.

At the beginning of 2015 we started to archive Ruth Wolf- Rehfeldt’s work, discovering little by little an enormous and fascinating body of work, composed by more classic poetry, simple typewriting texts, visual poetry, concrete poetry, and abstraction.
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Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt was born in Wurzen, saxony, in 1932.
In 1950 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives today. In 1954 she met the artist Robert Rehfeldt, who she married a year later. She was employed by the exhibitions department at the Academy of Arts, and spent her spare time making drawings. A few years later she started to develop what would become her typical typewriter graphics, and became an active participant in the international Mail art movement. She stopped making art after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

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Four variations on nothing or talking about that which has no name. Nicolás Paris. Filipa Oliveira, Motto, Museu Coleção Berardo.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on June 14th, 2016
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Four variations on nothing or talking about that which has no name is conceived as a process of examination in which art is seen as a series of encounters and situations that happen in time. Four variations, four rooms, four concepts: tool, method, idea and system – these are the underpinnings of the thought and work of Paris.
The “tools” are drawings, educational exercises, utensils, games, prototypes. Here, thought is seen as an exercise, while the tools are there to help with setting out ideas. They are not mere techniques of representation, but rather comprise a system of thought that allows us to exchange views.
The “methods” are traditionally taught in a school-style learning environment. By rethinking and playing with the concept of the classroom, the architecture is devised by Paris in such a way that it is transformed into a working process itself, as well as a set of routines that give rise to spaces of exchange in which social skills and learning habits are developed. Each classroom, where the viewer decides what he or she wants to learn or unlearn, is a structure in which the artist’s interests cross with the visitors’ experiences. Every model offers a space to discover relationships, an architecture that serves as a trigger for thinking about different ways of socializing, in a process of learning and failure combined.
The exhibition shifts scale in order to tackle the “idea”. In a small architectural installation, an object suggests that an idea is something that is always being constructed and developed. It is something transformative that we cannot fully access; something that can grow in a number of possible ways, that emerges in time, and that lies in the hands of each viewer.
Under normal circumstances, education would be the system and architecture the method, but in this exhibition this state of affairs is reversed. Education is now seen as a conceptual, logical institution that allows us to learn by association. It is a process that provides room for thought and generates ideas, sparking one or more experiences. A set of short films that are at once demonstrations of the use of the tools and brief poetic essays, and which activate ideas and processes that have already been presented in the exhibition.

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Foreign Places. Grégory Castéra and Caroline Dumalin (eds.). WIELS, Motto Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, Motto Books on June 10th, 2016
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Foreign Places

Foreign Places is conceived as an alternative travel guide, which accompanies the eponymous exhibition. The eight contributing artists were invited by Stefano Faoro, designer of this publication and also a former WIELS resident, to imagine a place for the book page in which their work is invested – whether it is a building, city or series of locations. The final text chapter features ‘A Glossary of Place Names’ by WIELS curator Caroline Dumalin, which emphatically locates the artists’ image sequences, as well as the essay ‘From Beirut to Brussels: Notes on Curating as an Exercise in Attachment’ by guest curator Grégory Castéra, who delivers a personal account of the challenges involved in working abroad and attaching oneself temporarily to a place or a practice.

Edition: 750
2016

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On the Verge of Visibility. Wolfgang Tillmanns. Serralves.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on June 9th, 2016
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For his first exhibition in Portugal, Wolfgang Tillmans (1968, Remscheid, Germany) continues to expand the possibilities for the reception of his oeuvre through a radical repositioning of its multiple dimensions. At Serralves, he pays particular attention to what he describes as his ‘Vertical Landscapes’, photographs of the natural phenomena of light when day meets night, sky meets earth, cloud meets sky. Dating from 1995 until the present, and printed in scales ranging from the standard size of photographic printing paper, to the panoramic expanse of four metres in size, the photographs encapsulate the expressive potential of Tillmans’ highly developed visual formalism, and his engagement with photography as inherently physical as it is immaterial. In their unnerving beauty, produced partially by the camera makers technical advances and partly by the photographer’s insistence on allowing those advances to show, they create a challenge to the canon of visual cool preeminent in today’s visual culture.

The exhibition will be site specific, in its response to the particular architectural context of its presentation in the museum and through the inclusion of new photographic material. It will also allude to ideas of the ‘universal’ through the everywhere-ness of sky and water, in which glimpses of the human body and particular social, natural and architectural situations and places from around the world emerge. Presented as a visual and architectural intervention across 1000 sq metres of the Serralves Museum’s galleries, together with a suite of installations of newly produced video works, the exhibition promises to be an immersive environment of threshold states.

Since establishing his reputation in the youth and club culture of 1990s London, Tillmans has become one of the most influential artists of our time. His continued exploration of photography as a means to communicate reality is one that inspires and moves in its wonder and its intelligence. For Tillmans, reality is not only visual, social, economic and political, it is organic, bodily, and phenomenal, from the bodies of friends and family to the constellations of cities and plants, the celestial galaxies of night skies and the exquisite abstractions created from the impact of light in photographic process itself. If the medium of photography and its processes provide the foundation to Tillmans’ work, his engagement with place, and his choreographic use of space and scale constitute a world, in which images of people and places and object-like registrations of light are part of an interconnected, physical and cosmic whole.

‘Wolfgang Tillmans: On the Verge of Visibility’ is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto and curated by Suzanne Cotter, Director, assisted by exhibition curator Paula Fernandes.

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Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond. Nanna Debois Buhl (ed.). Humboldt Books

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Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond

A peculiar phenomenon of the Northern Italian city Merano is its large population of palm trees. The majority of the Merano palm trees belong to the species Trachycarpus fortunei, which was brought to Europe from East Asia in the 1830s. The first palms were planted in the city around 1880 as Merano was transforming into a health resort and a tourist destination. With her artists’ book Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond, Nanna Debois Buhl seeks to trace the palm trees’ botanical trajectories and symbolic dimensions.
The publication presents Buhl’s research through a collection of materials including conversations with the Merano-based botanist Otto Huber, the design scholar specialized in wallpapers Joanna Banham, and the architect Susanne Stacher specialized in alpine architecture, as well as photos and photograms by the artist, old postcards and touristic posters of Merano, historical and scientific images of palm trees. Through this manifold material, the publication unfolds the “cultural biography” of the palm tree in Merano and elaborates on the incorporation of this exotic element in 19th century design and garden culture in the region and on a larger scale, also creating a link to utopian alpine architecture and its relation to landscape.

Published on the occasion of the public art exhibition Art & Nature 2016 Walking With Senses, Merano Spring Festival, Merano, Italy, March 24 – June 5, 2016 Curated by BAU.

Nanna Debois Buhl is a visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. Her practice is a continuous investigation of historical and cultural knowledge through botany, animal life, imagery, and architectural components. She participated in The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York (2008-09), and received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). Her installations and films have been exhibited widely, recently at Pérez Art Museum, FL; SculptureCenter, NY; Art in General, NY; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Kunsthal Charlottenborg; Kunsthallen Brandts; Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde; and Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark.

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