Jon Rafman: Nine Eyes. New Documents.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography on March 22nd, 2016
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In The Nine Eyes of Google Street View (2008–), Jon Rafman employs a new approach to the strategy of artistic appropriation, extracting screenshots from Google Street View’s vast online archive to create singular photographs that range from the lyrical to the abject. Selected from the larger collection of images that comprise his ever-expanding project, the images in this volume illuminate in multiple dimensions our mutually constitutive relationship with images and testify to the importance of Nine Eyes in an increasingly codified, image-saturated world.

Rafman’s photographs appear alongside essays on the work by editor Kate Steinmann, Joanne McNeil, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Gabrielle Moser, as well as a text by the artist himself, written in collaboration with Sandra Rafman.

Edited by Kate Steinmann. Designed by The Future.

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Window Seat. Jennilee Marigomen. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2015
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Window Seat presents a sequence of images by Vancouver photographer Jennilee Marigomen taken in sleepy beach towns in Mexico. Through a series of simple and beautiful gestures, the project both acknowledges the metaphor of photography-as-window and consciously resists reading the world metaphorically. Rather, the photographs show the benefit of careful attention to the overlooked and often ephemeral beauty in our everyday surroundings—suggesting that the world is made up of neglected sites imbedded in the everyday, which a keen sensibility can animate, arrange, and make deeply compelling for the viewer.

With an essay by Nich McElroy.

€38.00

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Downing Street. Eva Weinmayr. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Shortly after the last general election, artist Eva Weinmayr learned that her work, Today’s Question, had been chosen by David and Samantha Camerons to hang at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s private residence. Her art had apparently won the approval of the most powerful politician in the country—a man who was about to start radically cutting funds for the arts and education. An attempt to contact Cameron and his wife about their choice was ignored, so Weinmayr—along with writer John Moseley and journalist Titus Kroder—wrote a play in order to have the conversation she had been denied.

The script imagines Samantha and David inviting Weinmayr for a visit. After tea with Samantha, things quickly turn bloody. Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”

Conceived by: Eva Weinmayr

Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr

First Edition (2015)

Publisher: New Documents
Date of publishing: Apr 1, 2015
Language: English
Pages: 84
Price: €14.50

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Downing Street. John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr @ The Showroom. London. Sat March 14th

Posted in events on March 13th, 2015
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Downing Street. John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr @ The Showroom. London. Sat March 14th
(performance starts at 2.30 pm)

Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”
Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr.

A sketch of a performance by seven actors, with the audience. Directed by Hester Chillingworth

Published by New Documents, Los Angeles.

The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ

Walter Benjamin – Recent Writings. New Documents.

Posted in art, distribution, Theory on November 1st, 2013
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Walter Benjamin was an influential philosopher and art theoretician, best known for his 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” In 1986—many years after his tragic death—Walter Benjamin reappeared in public with the lecture “Mondrian ’63–’96” organized by the Marxist Center in Ljubljana. In recent years, Mr. Benjamin has been an associate of the Museum of American Art in Berlin, giving interviews and publishing articles internationally.

Recent Writings collects nine essays by Walter Benjamin written between 1986 and 2013. Augmented with interviews and an extensive bibliography, these texts cover art, originality, museums, and art history, among other subjects.

Edited by Jeff Khonsary

Language: English
Pages: 216
Size: 10.7 × 17.6cm
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781927354117

Price: €22.00
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‘Recent Writings’. Walter Benjamin. New Documents @ Motto Berlin. 30.10.2013

Posted in events on October 27th, 2013
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Please join Publisher/Editor Jeff Khonsary for a launch and screening for Recent Writings, a book of new essays and interviews by Walter Benjamin published by New Documents, on October 30th 2013, at 7pm at Motto Books, Berlin

Walter Benjamin was an influential philosopher and art theoretician, best known for his 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. In 1986 — many years after his tragic death — Walter Benjamin reappeared in public with the lecture “Mondrian ’63–’96” organized by the Marxist Center in Ljubljana. In recent years, Mr. Benjamin has been an associate of the Museum of American Art in Berlin, giving interviews and publishing articles internationally.

Recent Writing collects nine essays by Walter Benjamin written between 1986 and 2013. Augmented with interviews and an extensive bibliography, these texts cover art, originality, museums, and art history, among other subjects.
In conjunction with the launch at Motto, we will screen Mondrian ’63–’96, a film of a lecture delivered by Walter Benjamin at the Marxist Center in Ljubljana in 1986. In this talk, Benjamin presents several works of the abstract artist ranging in date from 1963 to 1996.

Forthcoming launches for the book include those at Or Gallery, Vancouver (Nov. 9), and Cabinet, New York (Dec. 3).

http://new-documents.org

David Horvitz. Sad, Depressed, People. New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2012
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Sad, Depressed, People, David Horvitz, New Documents

David Horvitz’s Sad, Depressed, People looks at a set of images circulating within stock photography collections. These photographs, in which actors are photographed holding their heads in their hands, ostensibly depressed, are here shown to contain a bizarre tension between their status as stock images and their supposedly emotional content.

Language: English
Pages: 64

(Out of print)

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