Erik Thys, Portraits. CAC Vilnius & kim? Riga

Posted in art, distribution, drawing, Wholesale on April 29th, 2017
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Erik Thys, Portraits

“The reputation of Erik Thys (b. 1961) rests on his work as a psychiatrist, not as an artist. Thys lives in Brussels where he composes music, draws, and practices in two psychiatric hospitals. On the occasion of this book, Thys invited a colleague, the British psychoanalyst Darian Leader, to reflect on his infatuation with automobiles. The drawings in this book are a small, almost pitiful, portion of the number Erik Thys provided. They came to us on all types of office paper, prescription pads, and whatever else was at hand.”

Edited and produced by Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden

Imagework by Brandi Kruse
Print supervision by Jurgis Griškevičius
Proofread by Hope Svenson
Printed by Petro ofsetas, Vilnius, Lithuania

Published in 2016 by Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; and kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga as a part of the XII Baltic Triennial

Additional support is generously provided by Dr. Florian Seidl and Kunstverein München

TT. Nico Jungel. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Books on April 27th, 2017
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TT by Nico Jungel
Published by Motto Books

Language: German
Size: 19.5 x 29.7 cm
Weight: 160 g
Binding: Softcover

€32.00

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Ontani in Bali. Emanuele Trevi and Giovanna Silva. Humboldt Books.

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, drawing, Wholesale on November 15th, 2016

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Ontani in Bali.
Emanuele Trevi and Giovanna Silva
Humboldt Books

Schick devoted a decade of his life (1969-1978) to observing, classifying and illustrating the wild vegetation that infests the grounds of the international railway marshalling yard in Chiasso. First published in 1980, Railway Flora has maintained all its original charm. Its bond with the territory and with the history of one of the symbols of its economic development, the painstaking research of an all but common man and his scrutiny of the complex relationship between human beings and their environment offer a testimony which remains as intriguing as it ever was.
The new edition features writings and original illustrations by the author, as well scientific updates by Nicola Schoenenberger and a literary contribution by the poet Fabio Pusterla.

15.4 x 23 cm
550 g
Softcover


€ 29.00

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Transparent Movement. Julius Göthlin. Moon Space Books.

Posted in art, books, drawing on February 29th, 2016
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A risograph printed artist book by Julius Göthlin, made out of a series of close-ups of his paintings.

Pages: 32
Size: 28 x 40 cm
Isbn: 978-91-980115-5-5
Print: Risograph

The publication is released in 150 numbered copies

 

€25.00

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Alienation. Ana Gzirishvili. გაუცხოება. ანა გზირიშვილი

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, writing on February 13th, 2016
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Language: Georgian, English

Artist book
edition of 50

€15.00

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DNA Semantics. Gregor Mobius (ed.)

Posted in books, distribution, drawing, writing on January 23rd, 2016
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The “DNA Semantics” is a book about an interpretation of DNA/RNA as visual structures with specific formal properties and relationships. Instead of existing alphabet representation U, C, A, G and T, all the
bases are expressed as five discrete values of the gray-scale: T=white, G= light gray, A= gray, C= dark gray and U= black. Arranged in 3×4 matrices DNA strands as linear structures consisting of alphabet letters are converted in 2D images with distinct visual properties. In this representation we could learn more about DNA/RNA, not only as biological(functional) structures but also as a specific language that
can be expressed visually.

First edition. 2015

Gregor Mobius is a theoretician of languages that are expressed visually. His early work was in the field of Graph Theory developing an algorithm for visual representation of all planar and regular graphs. As a Fulbright scholar he received master of Science in Visual Studies at MIT with the paper “Discrete Visual Structure – Elements of Visual Grammar” (1984). A few years later, based on his thesis paper, Mobius proposed a specific representation of DNA and RNA that converts linear alphabet DNA structure into a 2D image. This work was presented to the public at the exhibition Gene(sis) that traveled through some West Coast universities: Washington University(2002), University of California, Berkeley (2003) and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004). It is now for the first time presented in a comprehensive way in the book “DNA Semantics”.

€30.00

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Silvia Prada. GENERATION X. Triangle Books

Posted in distribution, drawing on October 23rd, 2015
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A series of portraits of teen idols of the 80’s and early 90’s in Silvia Prada’s classic monochromatic nostalgia-meets pop art manifestos. Prada playfully chronicles cultural iconography with the ardent reverence of a teen fan mixed with the obsession to detail of an anthropologist and the refined hand of an expressive illustrator. Generation X’s celebration of this golden age is a fantastical glimpse into our past and an early grappling with stardom and popular culture long before the digital era.

This publication is the fourth in a series of artist books dedicated to b/w portraits.

Published by Triangle Books. Brussels

€ 18.00

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FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing #14.

Posted in art, books, distribution, drawing, graphic design, illustration on October 1st, 2015
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FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing  #14. 

Featuring

Inken Reinert
Sissel Fredriksen
Andy Khun
Louise Despont
Maria Calandra
Ulrike Mohr
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Tiffany Chung
Selina Reber
Tommy Krek Sveningsson
Marcel Dzama
Fritz Panser
Louise Bourgeois
Mamie Tinkler
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Joe Rudko
Hannah Drossman
Nikolaus Gansterer
Benji Boyadgian
Simon English
Jean Bedez
Walter Sutin

208 pages, softcover with strings of beads, full color, 16.5 x 23 cm.

€16.00

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Infinite Possibility 1974 – 2014. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Serralves

Posted in architecture, art, Artist Book, books, distribution, drawing, exhibition catalogue, sculpture, writing on September 23rd, 2015
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Infinite Possibility 1974 – 2014
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Published on the occasion of the first museum survey of mirror works and drawings by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Qazvin, 1924), this book offers a critical and art historical view on a singular body of work produced over a career of more than 40 years.

Essays by curator Suzanne Cotter, cultural historian Shiva Balaghi, and art historian and critic Media Farzin examine Monir’s oeuvre and its development from the 1970s to the present in relation to the decorative and architectural traditions of Islamic art and the cosmopolitan contemporary art world of which she has always been a part. A detailed timeline situates the artist’s personal and artistic trajectory within the broader context of contemporaneous historical, social and cultural events worldwide.

€39

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Plassein. Joji Koyama. Toupée

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, drawing, film on September 8th, 2015
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Plassein is a collection of short stories, told through a series of sequential drawings that intertwine to create unsettling, dissonant dreamscapes. The stories observe the forms and textures of the built world and trace their strange, melancholic entanglements.
Set out like a storyboard for a speculative film, with a single frame per page, the images accumulate into fleeting scenes and shifting narratives at once familiar and otherworldly.

About the author
Joji Koyama is a filmmaker, animator and graphic artist. His short films and animations have screened internationally. In 2015 he published his first book of short visual stories Plassein, and an illustrated colouring book Elsewhere, for Penguin books. He is currently working on a film in collaboration with musician and songwriter Tujiko Noriko.

Graphic design: Dan Solbach with Katerina Trakakis

€25.00

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