Pingo Hors d’oeuvre – 5th Edition. Luca F. Hillen (Ed.). Kinder Buenos 

Posted in books, zines on May 27th, 2022
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Pingo is published by Kinder Buenos in cooperation with tom is jerry books.

Pingo Hors d’oeuvre posting works of ÁRON KÓS LADÁNYI, William Eggleston, JEFF WALL, Carl Barks, ROBIN THOMAS, Getúlio Abelha, annabel laura huisman, Moebius, MICHELANGELO, Rosso Fiorentino, Charles Mengin, George Chambers Senior, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, DEVIN BLAIR, Luca Hillen, Rens Spanjaard, KATHLEEN VANESSA DANIEL, Floris Claesz van Dyck, Rudolf Koivu, Klana Callaghan, SOPHIE PETERS, Serena Ferrario, Alexandre Cabanel Phédre, RhoAnna Endicott, Ben Wittick, Yasumori Koide, Steven Shore, Rogier Houwen, John William Waterhouse, VILHELM HANSEN, Andrea Hillen, György Ladányi.

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#INGRID. Zoé Aubry. Gato Negro Ediciones; RVB Books

Posted in books, photography on May 24th, 2022
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On February 9, 2020 in Mexico City, a 25-year-old woman named Ingrid E.V was murdered by her companion. Grisly photographs of this femicide committed by Erik Francisco Robledo Rosas, taken at the scene of the crime by the authorities, were avidly circulated by Mexican tabloids, which had no qualms in plastering the young woman’s dismembered body across their front pages. This opportunistic move by the gutter press, and the complicity of the police in making it possible, sparked a wave of protests. Spurred by a tweet to do their part in ridding the internet of these gruesome images, social media users around the world posted numerous photos of peaceful lakes, sunsets, fields of flowers and other scenes of natural beauty under the hashtag #IngridEscamillaVargas. Moved by this collaborative effort, Zoé Aubry, who has been working on the systemic and structural phenomenon of femicides and the issues raised by their media coverage since 2017, has produced a book that pays homage to the memory of Ingrid Escamilla Vargas, denounces violence against women, and assails the voyeurism of a certain segment of the press.

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Da Grau. Samir Laghouati-Rashwan. Melon Books

Posted in Artist Book, books on May 23rd, 2022
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Da Grau is an iconographic research on the practice of rearing. The collection of images taken from the internet traces of representations of the gesture in the equestrian portrait to the young riders in rural and suburban areas. Samir thwarts Google algorithms to find representations of women on horseback or on motorcycles and non-western men, for this he searches these images by entering the word rearing in different languages such as the term «da grau» in Brazilian.

Samir Laghouati-Rashwan, born in 1992 in Arles and currently based in Marseille, is a French artist who graduated from the École supérieure d’art & de design Marseille-Méditerranée. In his practice, Samir Laghouati-Rashwan seizes upon small objects masquerading as mundane, quotidian, contemporary and above all apolitical. A tonic bottle or a tracksuit rolled up at the ankle. Shopping trolleys and caravan car windows. The work that he develops around these objects however undermines their claim to be anodyne; they become bearers of colonial histories and geopolitical complexes.

Samir Laghouati-Rashwan has recently shown his work in the exhibition “Hijack City” at the Scep gallery (2021, Marseille), the festival “Les Chichas de la pensée” at Magasins généraux (2021, Pantin), « Sur pierres brûlantes » at Friche de la Belle de Mai (2020, Marseille) or in « Diaspora at home » in Fondation Kadist (2022, Paris).

Born in 1992 in Arles, lives and works in Marseille.

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Appointed Habitus Set. Katja Eydel. Monroe Books

Posted in Artist Book, books, photography on May 22nd, 2022
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The book presents three work groups by Katja Eydel all derived from online research on commercial or promotional photography. Appointed is based on announcements for contemporary art exhibitions and projects, Habitus investigates liturgical clothing and props for Christian priests and monks and Set consists of rephotographed portraits of children that were used in packaging.

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Fantasies of the Library. Anna-Sophie Springer, Etienne Turpin (Eds.). The MIT Press

Posted in books, writing on May 21st, 2022
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A book that acts both as library and exhibition space, selecting, arranging, and housing texts and images, aligning itself with printed matter in the process.

Fantasies of the Library lets readers experience the library anew. The book imagines, and enacts, the library as both keeper of books and curator of ideas—as a platform of the future. One essay occupies the right-hand page of a two-page spread while interviews scrolls independently on the left. Bibliophilic artworks intersect both throughout the book-as-exhibition. A photo essay, “Reading Rooms Reading Machines” further interrupts the book in order to display images of libraries (old and new, real and imagined), and readers (human and machine) and features work by artists including Kader Atta, Wafaa Bilal, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Katie Paterson, Veronika Spierenburg, and others.

The book includes an essay on the institutional ordering principles of book collections; a conversation with the proprietors of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco; reflections on the role of cultural memory and the archive; and a dialogue with a new media theorist about experiments at the intersection of curatorial practice and open source ebooks. The reader emerges from this book-as-exhibition with the growing conviction that the library is not only a curatorial space but a bibliological imaginary, ripe for the exploration of consequential paginated affairs. The physicality of the book—and this book—“resists the digital,” argues coeditor Etienne Turpin, “but not in a nostalgic way.”

Contributors: Erin Kissane, Hammad Nasar, Megan Shaw Prelinger, Rick Prelinger, Anna-Sophie Springer, Charles Stankievech, Katharina Tauer, Etienne Turpin, Andrew Norman Wilson, Joanna Zylinska.

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Feminazies. Paul B. Preciado. Gato Negro Ediciones

Posted in books, writing on May 20th, 2022
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Ever since, or so they say, “language was liberated”—as if we women had always been strange animals unequipped with the faculty of speech and then we’d suddenly learned to talk; who knows why— the representatives of the old sexual regime have been nervous, so nervous that they’re the ones who are now being left at a loss for words. Perhaps that’s why the lords of the colonial patriarchy have turned to their book of necropolitical history for the insult they always have most readily at hand—what a curious proximity—so they can hurl it into our faces:

Nazi!”

Miau ediciones is an editorial Spin-off of Gato Negro Ediciones, an independent feminist publishing project that will work mainly with women and non-binary artists, writers, illustrators, editors and creators. This project will be focused on various spectra such as theory, political and social situation, graphics, photography and artist’s books, among others. We believe it is urgent to fight for equality and the eradication of violence against women, trans people, genderqueer and non-binary identities.

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Tewaaraton. La crosse / Lacrosse. Various Authors. Salon für Kunstbuch

Posted in books, politics, sports on May 15th, 2022
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In 2022 the Niagara Region welcomes the Canada Games; 2022 also marks the reintroduction of the Indigenous game of lacrosse. By thematizing lacrosse, this book celebrates the role sport plays in promoting cultural diversity. It features work by poet Jason Stefanik / Jay Stafinak, who grew up and lives in a Métis / mixed environment; photographer Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne; Franco-Ontarian author Paul Savoie; and the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective (TETC). They invite us to discover lacrosse from a creative perspective. Their talent and their enthusiastic participation to this volume in French and English are a poignant demonstration of kindness and mutual appreciation. The book reflects our diversity.



En 2022, la Région du Niagara accueille les Jeux du Canada ; 2022 marque aussi la réintroduction du jeu autochtone de la crosse. Par cette thématique, le présent ouvrage veut célébrer le rôle du sport dans la promotion d’une plus grande diversité culturelle. Il inclut des contributions du poète Jason Stefanik (Jay Stafinak), qui a grandi et vit dans un environnement mixte et métis ; de la photographe Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders de la Nation Mohawk à Akwesasne ; de l’auteur franco-ontarien Paul Savoie ; et du Collectif torontois de traduction expérimentale. Ielles nous invitent à découvrir le jeu de la crosse d’une perspective créative. Leur talent et leur participation enthousiaste à ce volume en français et en anglais nous proposent généreuse expérience d’appréciation mutuelle. Ce livre reflète notre diversité.

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Michaël Sellam – Science, fiction, culture, capital. Various Authors. BlackJack Éditions

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue on May 13th, 2022
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The first monograph dedicated to the work of Michaël Sellam, which is at the crossroads of sculpture, photography, video and music. Here, it brings together, among other things, fruits, flowers, parallel universes, smoke, microscopic hieroglyphs, an Italian grandmother, traces of lipstick, masters of darkness, some robots, aliens, the making of Egyptian ropes, the inhalation of parasitic odors from the solar system, the intensive programming of an extremely slow machine and the 180° head turn.

«Notre civilisation se développe dans une logique de la contingence, de la possibilité pour chaque chose d’être tout autre. Comment la notion de matière s’est ouverte à une économie et à une pensée de la forme à un moment où tout devient programmable? Expérimenter à travers l’art les relations de tensions entre science, fiction, culture et capital développe, de fait, un certain artifice. Il est peut-être nécessaire de produire une nouvelle esthétique qui ne soit ni représentative, ni abstraite, ni conditionnelle, mais constitutive d’une époque où, plus qu’à toute autre, nous construisons un monde qui inclut comme possible notre disparition et ou coexistent les formes chaotiques et ordonnées de la circulation: des idées, des formes, des atomes, des énergies, des gènes, de l’information.»
–Michaël Sellam

Texts by Gérard Berréby, Benoît Durandin, Christian Gaussen, Lætitia Paviani; interview with Timothée Chaillou. Published on the occasion of Michaël Sellam’s exhibition at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération, from January to February 2014.

The work of Michaël Sellam (born in 1975 in Paris) multiplies the references to the world of popular leisure with a particular interest in amateur practices and forms of sub and counter-culture. Belonging to a generation that has integrated the use of computers and new technologies, he relies on these technical instruments and questions, through a complex and varied approach, forms that unfold from installation to video, from sculpture to performance.

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Water, Kinship, Belief. Candice Hopkins, Katie Lawson, Tairone Bastien (Eds.). Toronto Biennial of Art; Art Metropole

Posted in books, exhibition catalogue on May 9th, 2022
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The inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art in 2019, titled The Shoreline Dilemma, was the first edition of a two-part biennial that traced interconnected narratives around the city’s ever-changing shoreline. These connections sought to reveal strategies of resistance against industrial-colonial systems, uncover polyphonic histories sedimented around the shoreline, and open up relations between the human and more-than-human. To extend this artistic thinking and expand notions of relationality, in 2022, the second edition, titled What Water Knows, The Land Remembers, moves inland to follow tributaries and ravines, both above ground and hidden, that shape this place.

In relation to the two Biennial exhibitions, this publication Water, Kinship, Belief is a “third” site, a place where the continuities, resonances, and dissonances between Biennial editions are extended. Its pages become a means to bring together the artists, artworks, collaborators, and ideas that have together informed the exhibitions, irrespective of chronology, dispensing with categories, and part of a greater whole. Through its content and unique design, it is both a generative guide to the exhibitions and a Biennial site of its own, presenting new artistic relations that course through the book like tributaries.

Artists: AA Bronson, Abbas Akhavan, Abel Rodríguez, Adrian Blackwell, Adrian Stimson, Aki Onda, Althea Thauberger, Kite, Amy Malbeuf, Andrea Carlson, Ange Loft, Arin Rungjang, Augustas Serapinas, Aycoobo, Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Brian Jungen, Caecilia Tripp, Camille Turner, Caroline Monnet, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Dana Claxton, Dana Prieto, Denyse Thomasos, Eduardo Navarro, Elder Duke Redbird, Embassy of Imagination, PA System, Eric-Paul Riege, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Hajra Waheed, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, ᐃᓱᒪ / Isuma, Jae Jarrell, ᔭᓇ ᑭᒍᓯᐊ / Janet Kigusiuq, Jeffrey Gibson, ᔨᐊᓯ ᐅᓈᖅ / Jessie Oonark, Joar Nango, Judy Chicago, Jumana Manna, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurent Grasso, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lisa Reihana, Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak, Lou Sheppard, Luis Jacob, Mata Aho Collective, Marguerite Humeau, Maria Thereza Alves, Moyra Davey, Nadia Belerique, ᓇᐸᓯ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ / Napachie Pootoogook, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, New Mineral Collective, New Red Order, Nick Sikkuark, Paul Pfeiffer, Qavavau Manumie, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, ReMatriate Collective, Shezad Dawood, Susan Schuppli, Syrus Marcus Ware, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Tsēmā Igharas, Erin Siddall, ᕕᐃᑎᕋᐊ ᒪᒍᓯᐊᓗ / Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and Waqas Khan.

Contributions by Adrian Blackwell, Ange Loft, Camille Georgeson-Usher, Camille Turner, Candice Hopkins, Charles Stankievech, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Ilana Shamoon, Katie Lawson, Melony Ward, Patrizia Libralato, Sebastian De Line, Susannah Rosenstock, Tairone Bastien, and Yaniya Lee.

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Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole: How to Escape Yourself Without Even Trying. Evelyn Wh-ell. Sticky Fingers Publishing

Posted in books, writing on May 8th, 2022
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Who’s this shadowy figure? An appendage in a trench coat, cat’s eye lenses, a hat atop a strangely curling wig… in this two-faced publication, Evelyn Wh-ell presents Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole: How to Escape Yourself Without Even Trying, a science fiction dick tip diptych.

A diptych is any object with two flat plates which form a pair, often attached by a hinge. The diptych hinges on an image, or, maybe more accurately, becomes unhinged through an image, and in its unhinging cleaves open a wormhole; a fall between two surfaces; the surface of the pages of a magazine; of sunglasses; of a glistening dildo that is pointing right at you.

An ontological gender-fuck of comedies, Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole calls on the queer feminist possibility of science fiction with camp audacity. With an absurdist style which speaks to the punk brutality of the likes of Kathy Acker and John Waters, Wh-ell twists mundane activities such as going to a greasy spoon or watching television into sites for dismembering gender, penetration, iconography and worship.

As readers, we are led through the church, the image-as-hole, down the high street and to confession, where we sit in hallowed pews resplendent in fake tan. Our Narrator plays games with us, we paint ourselves in Her image, which is only ever a hole to fall through – and again, flipped over.

With two stories horizontally placed, neither takes precedence over the other but skews an image and replicates it. Circulating the penetrator and the penetrated, Wh-ell shows us how to escape yourself without even trying, resulting in a convergence. We follow Wh-ell’s paranoiac dioramas like the upward curve of our pinkish rod, to the centrefold wormhole.

Evelyn Wh-ell is a writer, artist and critical theorist interested in queer/trans aesthetics. Their writing has been published by Another Gaze, Cambridge Literary Review, permeable barrier, b l u s h lit, and Sticky Fingers Publishing’s Dead Lovers series. They are also a 2021-2023 Research Associate at CCA Derry~Londonderry.

Sticky Fingers is an intra-dependant feminist publisher based in London. It consists of designers and writers Kaiya Waerea (she/her) & Sophie Paul (she/her).

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