Ravel Ravel Unravel. Anri Sala. Manuela Editions

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, music on May 31st, 2013
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This book, conceived by Anri Sala and Christine Macel, is first and foremost intended to be a research tool, and to provide the reader with an entry point to the issues that the artist was exploring in the process of creating Ravel Ravel Unravel.
A range of different texts offer a variety of perspectives, which complement and enter into dialogue with each other in order to convey a complex reality: on the one hand, we have the historic statements by Maurice Ravel, Paul Wittgenstein and Marguerite Long (a famous pianist and friend of Ravel’s), texts taken from novels by Alexander Waugh (a Wittgenstein specialist) and Jean Echenoz (extracts from his novel Ravel), a text about John Cage and the Harvard anechoic chamber by Dana Samuel or about the left hand musical technique written by Hans Brofeldt, and finally essays by Laurent Pfister (on the notion of copyright in different countries), by Peter Szendy (a musicologist and philosopher) and Christine Macel (commissioner of the French Pavilion).
Similarly, the illustrations stem from, and illustrate, various different aspects of the project: archive images and illustrations, preparatory drawings by the artist and images from the films he produced for the Biennale.
Quentin Walesch’s design for the book coveys a sense of movement, of a discrepancy between the musical tempi: the pages are given a sense of rhythm by vertical black strips that run across the entire publication, the fore edge slides from the back to the front cover.
This books is just as much an informative work as an artist’s book, and offers both an immersion into the eventful story of a piece of music and into Anri Sala’s mind as he conceives a work and develops its main themes and principles.

Texts by Hans Brofeldt, Jean Echenoz, Theodore Edel, Marguerite Long, Christine Macel, Laurent Pfister, Maurice Ravel, Dana Samuel, Peter Szendy, Alexander Waugh, Paul Wittgenstein

Publisher: Manuella Éditions, Institut Français, Centre National des Arts Plastiques
Language: English – Français
Pages: 160
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-2-917217-48-1

Price: €30.00

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Print Response. Christian Burnoski

Posted in art, collage, drawing, editions, exhibitions, painting, video on December 20th, 2012
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Print Response is a series of prints that were altered by various artists whom Burnoski had approached by mail or in person.
In his request to the artists, Burnoski left it open to what could be done in response to the print, saying only that it could be as simple as they wished.

The artists include:
John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Boyce, Herbert Brandl, Angela Bulloch, Martin Creed, Richard Deacon, Jimmie Durham, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Valie Export, Peter Fischli, Ryan Gander, Joe Goode, Rodney Graham, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Isabell Heimerdinger, Carmen Herrera, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Joan Jonas, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, Roman Ondák, Tobias Rehberger, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Anri Sala, Roman Signer, Nedko Solakov, Stephanie Taylor, Jeffrey Vallance, Kelley Walker, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Williams & Johannes Bendzulla, Jack Youngerman, Heimo Zobernig

Print Response, 2012
by Christian Burnoski
Designed by Daria Holme

Special Edition of 50 + 10 AP includes a DVD titled “Put It Back Together – Tape It Together” 49 mins (A film of Paul McCarthy’s response being taped back together.)
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Limited Edition of 200 + 50 AP
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Higher Atlas/Au-delà de l’Atlas

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on March 21st, 2012
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Higher Atlas/Au-delà de l’Atlas
The Marrakech Biennale [4] in Context

Edited by Carson Chan and Nadim Samman

With texts by Carson Chan, Anthony Gardner, Kerryn Greenberg, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Beral Madra, Simon Njami, Katarzyna Pieprzak, Alice Planel, Holiday Powers, Véronique Rieffel, Nadim Samman, and Jessica Winegar

Higher Atlas: The Marrakech Biennale in Context [4] brings together a collection of texts that dilates on the social and historical context, history, and contemporary reality of exhibition making in North Africa and in particular, Morocco. For Chan and Samman, the exhibition is the primary locus of artistic information; firsthand experience of the work is the best way to understand it. The catalogue, published in English and French, with an Arabic online edition to follow, is intended to provide a context for the exhibition within preexisting and future frameworks for understanding some of the considerations that went into this edition of the Marrakech Biennale.

Further contributions by Aleksandra Domanović, Alex Schweder La & Khadija Carroll La, Alexander Ponomarev, Andrew Ranville, Anri Sala, Barkow Liebinger Architects, Centre des Arts Contemporains Marrakech, Le Cube and Collectif Island 6, Christopher Mayo, CocoRosie, Elín Hansdóttir, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Eva Grubinger, Faouzi Laatiris, Felix Kiessling, Finnbogi Pétursson, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Hadley & Maxwell, Hassan Darsi, Joe Clark, Jon Nash, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Jürgen Mayer H., Karthik Pandian, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Katia Kameli, Leung Chi Wo, Luca Pozzi, Matthew Stone & Phoebe Collings-James, Megumi Matsubara, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Roger Hiorns, Sinta Werner, Sophie Erlund, Tue Greenfort, Younes Baba-Ali, and Jamaa.

Design by John McCusker and Sara Hartman

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