David Hammons – Bliz-aard Ball Sale (French Edition). Éditions Dilecta / Pinault Collection (Eds.). Éditions Dilecta / Pinault Collection

Posted in art, Artist Book, Monograph on September 10th, 2022
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This book is the first essay in French devoted to David Hammons, a major artist on the international scene.

On a winter’s day in 1983, David Hammons set up shop in the street to sell snowballs of various sizes. He set them up in rows according to their size and spent the day playing the role of a friendly salesman. He places this event – which he later calls Bliz-aard Ball Sale – in a body of work that, from the late 1960s to the present, uses a lexicon of discrete actions and materials considered typically “black” to construct a critique of the nature of the artwork, the art world and racism in the United States. 

Although Bliz-aard Ball Sale is often mentioned and the work’s reputation is increasingly influential, it has long been known only through meagre descriptions and a few photographs. In this fascinating study, Elena Filipovic shares the vast history of this ephemeral work, which she has gathered through oral testimonies, the discovery of images and rarely shown documents, giving us some insights into an essential artist who has made an art of making himself elusive. 

This book is the first essay in French devoted to this major artist of the international scene. 

Since 2014, Elena Filipovic has been the director and curator of the Kunsthalle Basel, where she has organised more than fifty exhibitions. She was curator of WIELS (Brussels) and co-curator with Adam Szymczyk of the fifth edition of the Berlin Biennale in 2008. She has published texts in numerous exhibition catalogues and journals and edited several collections, the most recent of which are The Artist as Curator: An Anthology (Milan, Mousse Publications, 2017) and Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form (London, König Books, 2017). She is also the author of The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2016). 

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Specific Objects Without Specific Form. Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Koenig Books

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7th, 2018
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking retrospective curated by Elena Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal that traveled to Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Fondation Beyeler in Basel, and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt in 2010 and 2011.

Author: Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Publisher: Koenig Books
Language: English
Pages: 662
Size: 18.4 x 27.9
Binding: Hardcover
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Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Work/Travail/Arbeid. Elena Filipovic (Ed.). WIELS

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, exhibition catalogue on September 15th, 2015
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What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid.

The exhibition took place at WIELS over a duration of 9 weeks from March 20 to May 17, 2015, featuring the original and most extensive version of the project. All subsequent versions are conceived to be exhibited for a duration of 9 days, with an exhibition choreography specifically devised and composed for the concrete spaces of other museum venues.

Volume #1:
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Work/Travail/Arbeid
Rosas & Ictus

Volume #2
Vortex Temporum
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker / Rosas / Ictus

Volume #3
Essays
Bojana Cvejic, André Lepecki, Brian Dillon, Catherine Wood, Douglas Crimp

Volume #4
Anne van Aerschot, Babette Mangolte, Herman Sorgeloos

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Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent. Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic (Eds.). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Posted in art, books on October 4th, 2014
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Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent. Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic (Eds.). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent is the first comprehensive monograph on the British artist’s work. Tracing in reverse chronology the connections between his recent production – including videos, sculptures, installations, and lecture performances – and his earliest works from the mid and the late 1990s,this publication reveals the persistent centrality of popular culture, music and technology to Lechey’s influential oeuvre. All the artist’s scripts to date appear together for the first time in this lavishly illustrated volume, which features newly commissioned essays by John Cussans, Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic, and Alex Kitnick, as well as an interview between the artist and Dan fox.

Language: English
Pages: 256
Binding: Hardcover

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Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on October 12th, 2013
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Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of Petrit Halilaj, Poisoned by men in need of some love, organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (September 7, 2013-January 5, 2014), and curated by Elena Filipovic.

“Introduction:

Museum of Natural History Pristina
1951-2001

The pages that follow reproduce almost the entire contents of the archives of the now-defunct Museum of Natural History, Pristina, as found by Petrit Halilaj in July 2013.”

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Petrit Halilaj @ WIELS. (exhibition and book launch) 06.09.2013

Posted in events on September 3rd, 2013
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On the occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s ‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’ solo exhibition at WIELS, an artist book and edition will be presented.

‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’
Published by WIELS and Motto Books
180 pages
Edited by Elena Filipovic
Isbn 978-2-940524-07-5

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Leigh Ledare, et al. Elena Filipovic (Ed.). WIELS, Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, collage, distribution, photography, writing on September 18th, 2012
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Leigh Ledare, et al, Elena Filipovic (Ed.), published by WIELS, Mousse Publishing.

Leigh Ledare, et al. is published by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and Mousse, Milan, in conjunction with the exhibition organized by WIELS (8 September – 25 November 2012), in collaboration with the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (18 January – 12 May 2013).

With texts by Elena Filipovic and Nicolas Guagnini
Interview with Leigh Ledare by David Joselit

Designed by Garrick Gott, New York
Design assistance by Yoshie Hozumi
Typeset in Larish Neue and Life

Printed and bound in Belgium by Die Keure, Bruges

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