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
€28.00

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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books

Posted in art, distribution, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books
edited by Markus Weisbeck, Mathias Schmitt, Michael Ott

The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery. The resulting Space for Visual Research publication is a lab book, a log of visual experiments conducted using physics, chemistry, optics and reproduction technology as starting points for image production. Technical explanations open up possibilities for customized reproductions of each visual experiment presented here, while commissioned interviews and essays as well as a hand-picked bibliography render Space for Visual Research a useful reference tool for visual research generally today.

With texts by Alex Marashian, Liam Gillick, Karl Schawelka and Sophia Gräfe.

26€
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Verities N°4: Deception

Posted in distribution, magazines on January 27th, 2015
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VERITIES Issue four introduces a refreshed larger format and is dedicated to the theme of Deception.
Highlights of this issue include, Elaine Sturtevant in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Trevor Paglen in conversation with Ossian Ward, Victor Burgin, Larry Sultan, Slavoj Zizek and The Eternal Internet Brother-
hood.

€16.00

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Starship 12

Posted in distribution on January 23rd, 2015
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STARSHIP Nº12
128 pages, english/german
Editors: Nikola Dietrich, Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner, Henrik Olesen

Contributors to Starship Nº 12:
David Antin, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Hans-Christian Dany, Nikola Dietrich, Stephan Dillemuth, Francesca Drechsler, Martin Ebner, Haytham El-Wardany, Yusuf Etiman, Morgan Fisher, Jean Genet, Julian Göthe, Ulrich Heinke, Judith Hopf, Karl Holmqvist, Chris Kraus, Sam Lewitt, Mikhail Lylov, Crispin Oduor Macachia, Almut Middel, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller, Henrik Olesen, Sam Pulitzer, Gunter Reski, Mark von Schlegell, Nora Schultz, He-Ji Shin, Mitchell Syrop, Vera Tollmann, Annette Wehrmann, Lily Wittenburg, Amelie von Wulffen, Stephanie Wurster, Florian Zeyfang

D 8€ WW 10€

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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde. Camera Austria

Posted in distribution, photography, writing on January 20th, 2015
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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde

Texts by Pierre Dourthe, Frits Gierstberg, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Dan Rule, Erik van der Weijde, Jan Wenzel

Edition Camera Austria
96 pages
11,3 x 17 cm
€9.00

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zweikommasieben Magazin #10. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on December 22nd, 2014

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zweikommasieben #10 includes material with/on/by M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell, Creme Organization’s DJ TLR, The KVB, Juju & Jordash, Torn Hawk, the Golden Pudel-crew (including Ralf Köster, Nika Son & f#x), Yør, Kontra-Musik’s Ulf Eriksson, and more.

zweikommasieben #10
12€
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Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

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
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788867491063

€ 25,00
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Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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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.

Language: English
Pages: 368
Binding: Softcover

€ 38,00
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Chapters I-XXX. Haris Epaminonda. Humboldt Books, Kunsthaus Zurich.

Posted in art, books, distribution, film on December 13th, 2014
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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)
ISBN 978-88-908418-5-9
23x31x2cm

€ 39,00
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Curating Research. Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson (Eds.). Open Editions.

Posted in books, distribution, Theory on December 12th, 2014
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Curating Research. Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson (Eds.). Open Editions.

This anthology of newly commissioned texts presents a series of detailed examples of the different kinds of knowledge production that have recently emerged within the field of curatorial practice.

Language: English
Pages: 266
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780949004031

€24.00
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