Criticism/Theory, Poetry First Edition Paperback 160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, I'm Very Into You, Semiotext(e), 2015

I'm Very Into You, Correspondence 1995–1996 between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark

“Why am I telling you all this? Partly ‘cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything, absolutely everything. Slipping between straight/gay is child’s play compared to slipping between writer/teacher/influence-peddler whatever. I forget who I am. You reminded me of who I prefer to be.” [M.W.]

“It’s two in the morning. . . I know what you mean about slipping roles: I love it, going high low, power helpless even captive, male female, all over the place, space totally together and brain-sharp, if it wasn’t for play I’d be bored stiff and I think boredom is the emotion I find most unbearable. . . ” [KA]

After Kathy Acker met McKenzie Wark on a trip to Australia in 1995, they had a brief fling and immediately began a heated two-week email correspondence. Their emails shimmer with insight, gossip, sex, and cultural commentary. They write in a frenzy, several times a day; their emails cross somewhere over the International Date Line, and themselves become a site of analysis. What results is an index of how two brilliant and idiosyncratic writers might go about a courtship across 7,500 miles of airspace—by pulling in Alfred Hitchcock, stuffed animals, Georges Bataille, Elvis Presley, phenomenology, Marxism, The X-files, psychoanalysis, and the I Ching.

Artist's book First Edition Hardcover 220 pages 24 x 18 cm   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Simon Haenni, ACOCO, 9783906011, 2013

ACOCO contains 138 photographs divided into fifteen chapters of various lengths and rhythms. The images are all soberly laid out in the same format. Formally, the book resembles an archive, although the contents are not ordered according to themes or clearly defined categories. The aesthetic and sense of distance of the work brings it closer to documentary and architectural photography, while the absence of the usual geographic and temporal references reveals a subtle and witty reflection on the nature of the medium of photography and the reading and interpretation of images in general.
 
Simon Haenni (b. 1985, Nechâtel, Switzerland) works as a photographer and image-based artist in Geneva. He is a member of the Maximage collective, which engages in graphic design, photography, and publication projects.

Fiction Paperback 18 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 18 out of stock

Simon Bill, BRAINS, Mute Publishing Ltd, 2011

“The unnamed narrator of Brains is a drunken and dissolute painter. He gets a job as artist-in-residence at the opulent Norman Neurological Institute in central London, but only because all the other short-listed applicants turn it down. Among the patients he encounters he is impressed, in particular, by the sublimely attractive yet mysterious Emily, who cannot remember anything for more than 15 minutes at a time. He is smitten, yet, even for him, the ethics of bedding someone who cannot give credible consent are dubious.“

Simon Bill is a contemporary British artist. He lives and works in Sheffield, UK.

Multiple 51 x 61 cm   New       EUR 35 ORDER

Eckhaus Latta, Vulnerability Beach Bag, Art Metropole, 2014

Eckhaus Latta's Vulnerability Beach Bag is a woven polypropylene bag with silk screened and colour stamped graphic on both sides produced on the occasion of Art Metropole's presence at Art Basel 2014 as a part of the shop's tradition of artist-designed shopping bags.
 
Eckhaus Latta is a bicoastal American fashion label founded by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta. While most of their projects centralize around fashion, this mesh beach bag is a further exploration into their poetry practice.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 28 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 ORDER

Charles Harlan (ed.), Carol Bove: Manuals 2010, The Leopard Press, 2013

Manuals 2010 presents instructions on how to recreate and install Bove’s trademark assemblages.

Artist's book, Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 140 pages 29 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 out of stock

Ramaya Tegegne, Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz, Marbriers 4, 2014

Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz is a visual essay looking at groups groups, networks and the phenomenon of gossip in an artistic context from a sociological point of view. Gossip is here understood as a relational model allowing to understand how groups emerge and define themselves through a mutual speculative knowledge and through some kind of difference to an outside. Gossip is considered as a productive virtue capable of creating intimacy, trust and a stimulating network allowing the emergence of common values, convictions and knowledge among the group.

Within the art world, as an informal mode of communication, it also plays a decisive role in the formation of a critical opinion on an artist's reputation: his personality, his work and consequently his career.

Compiled by Ramaya Tegegne on the occasion of her show Respektive at Marbriers 4, May 29 – June 14, 2014.

Artist's book, Bootleg Second Edition 660 pages 24 x 13 cm   New       EUR 120 ORDER

H. R. Giger, Alien Tagebücher / Alien Diaries, Edition Patrick Frey, 2012

HR Giger worked in the Shepperton Studios near London from February to November 1978, creating the figures and sets for the film Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott. The film became an international success, earning Giger an Oscar. In the transcribed Alien Diaries, published here for the first time as a facsimile, HR Giger describes his work in the studios. He writes, sketches, and takes photographs with his Polaroid SX70. With brutal honesty, sarcasm and occasional despair, Giger describes what it is like working for the film industry and how he struggles against all odds — be it the stinginess of producers or the sluggishness of his staff — to see his designs become reality. The Alien Diaries (in German transcription with an English translation) show a little-known personal side of the artist HR Giger and offer an unusual, detailed glimpse into the making of a movie classic through the eyes of a Swiss artist. The book contains almost completely unpublished material, including drawings, Polaroids showing the monster coming to life, and several still shots from the plentiful film material that Giger took in Shepperton.

Poster Edition of 3 128 x 90 cm   New       EUR 300 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, Untitled Freddy, 2012

Digital print on paper.
Produced by Kunsthalle Bern, 2012.
​Comes with a certificate signed by the artist.

Poster Edition of 3 128 x 90 cm   New       EUR 300 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, Untitled from Kant to cunt, 2012

Digital print on paper.
Produced by Kunsthalle Bern, 2012.
​Comes with a certificate signed by the artist.

Poster Edition of 10 84 x 59 cm   New       EUR 100 ORDER

Alan Schmalz, Marbriers 4, 2013

Silkscreen on paper. 
Signed and numbered!

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, Semiotext(e), 2004

Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs. Probing the surface of art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus brilliantly chronicles how the City of Angels has suddenly become the epicenter of the international art world and a microcosm of the larger culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? Shrewd, analytic and witty, Video Green is to the Los Angeles art world what Roland Barthes’ Mythologies were to the society of the spectacle: the live autopsy of a ghost city.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 296 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Torpor, Semiotext(e), 2006

Set at the dawn of the New World Order, Chris Kraus's third novel, Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick, her pseudo-confessional cult-classic debut. It's summer, 1991, post-MTV, pre-AOL. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan. Nirvana's on the radio everywhere, and wars are erupting across Yugoslavia.
Savagely ironic and deeply lyrical, Torpor explores the swirling mix of nationalisms, capital flows and negative entropy that define the present, haunted by the persistence of historical memory. Written in the third person, it is her most personal novel to date.

Artist's book Soft cover, perfect binding 150 pages 22 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Amy O'Neill, The Old Woman’s Shoe, Onestar Press, 2009

Punctuated by a nursery rhyme. Exactly as found in Pennsylvania today, a relic from an abandoned storybook forest,  the “The Old Woman’s Shoe” is recreated in a state of ecstatic suspension.

Artist's book Soft cover, perfect binding 150 pages 22 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Shelly Silver, What I know about penises, Onestar Press, 2012

Part essay, part memoir, part ode, part user’s manual, part picture, part word, part eulogy, part elegy, part complaint
 
With contributions by : Dennis Adams, Ronnie Bass, Zoe Beloff, Sanford Biggers, Andrea Blum, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Robert Buck, Lydia Conklin, Anna Craycroft, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Rochelle Feinstein, Rainer Ganahl, Grady Gebracht, Gran Fury, Cassandra X. Guan, Barbara Hammer, Ellen Harvey, Kathy High, Emily Jacir, Jon Kessler, Dirk Lebahn, Young Jean Lee, Nora Ligorano, Pam Lins, Charles Long, M+M, Maureen McLane, Eline McGeorge, John Miller, Ulrike Müller, Eugene Ostashevsky, Jessica Ann Peavy, Jenny Perlin, Steve Reinke, Aura Rosenberg, Julia Scher, Mira Schor, Lior Shvil, Amy Sillman, Gabriel Silver, Gwen Smith, Michael Smith, Haim Steinbach, River Steinbach, Steel Stillman, Elisabeth Subrin, Kunie Sugiura, Terese Svoboda, Brian Teare, Momoyo Torimitsu, Thomas Witschonke, Bruce Yonemoto, Monica Youn, Akram Zaatari, Florian Zeyfang

Artist's book Soft cover, perfect binding 144 pages 23 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 80 ORDER

Jonas Mekas, Artists'Book, Onestar Press, 2003

Jonas Mekas`s artist book is made up of postcards, notes, drawings and letters that friends and artists have sent him over the years. It is a sequel to his filmed and written diaries

Monograph First Edition Softcover 28 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 26 ORDER

Carol Bove, The Middle Pillar, Karma, 2013

The Middle Pillar: A Retrospective Introduction
In 2004 Carol Bove described her interest in what she called the provocative 'shady places' of display: 'a gradient that starts with a small, personal domestic object and goes through art objects, installation art, site-specific works, environments, installation design, architecture, etc.'. Her use of historical objects and texts belongs to this larger project dedicated to undermining binaries, often the either/or distinctions between site-specific installations and autonomous artworks.
Text by Cathleen Chafee.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 120 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Martial Raysse, Martial Raysse 1960-1974, Luxembourg & Dayan, 2013

In spite of his vital contributions to the European Neo-Avant-Garde, French artist Martial Raysse has been conspicuously under-represented in American art critical discourse. He is perhaps best known for early vivid paintings that appropriate images from advertisements, fashion magazines and familiar art masterpieces. With his signature palette of hyper-saturated colors and his unconventional incorporation of found objects and neon tubing on the surface of canvases, Raysse has been viewed until now through the lens of American Pop art – an altogether inadequate perspective on a seminal postwar artist who departed from Pop’s optimism and fascination with celebrity culture to introduce fresh, albeit disturbing, suggestions of real human confusion and growth behind the shiny surface of all things new.

Published on the occasion of the show at Luxembourg and Dayan, May 11 – July 13, 2013.
Include texts by Otto Hahn, Alison Gingeras, and Anaël Pigeat. Designed by Joseph Logan, the catalogue features previously unpublished archival material from the 1960s.

Artist's book First Edition Newspaper 12 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 17 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, ballabella1, 9783906011, 2011

Artist book by Jean-Michel Wicker, edited by Marietta Eugster and Andreas Koller.
Newspaper format, folded.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 216 pages 21 x 21 cm Texts in English   The dust cover is used, but the inside is in perfect condition       EUR 40 out of stock

Who Chicago?, Sunderland Arts Centre, Ceolfrith Gallery, 1980

The genesis of this book is an exhibition of the ten artists now widely called "Chicago Imagists" and four of their antecedents. It amply demonstrates that 'during the last fifteen years a unique art has developed in Chicago. It is the product of a group of artists working in association with each other and sharing certain assumptions about the making of art; it is a movement. This group of artists, despite varying individual modes, produces work with a certain common formal and expressive characteristics; it is a style. While this style undoubtedly belongs to a certain tradition and owes seomthing to artistic attitudes prevalent among earlier Chicago artists, it does not resemble anything that came before it, not in Chicago, not elsewhere. 
The interest of this art lies not only in the extraordinary vitality, originality and import of the works themselves, but also in the degree to which apsects of this style have gained currency as art moves into the 80's.' 
(exerpted from introduction essay by Russel Bowman)

Artists in the show: Roger Brown, James Falconer, Art Green, Philip Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, H. C. Westermann, Karl Wisum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida.

Fiction First Edition Staple-bound 38 pages 17 x 16 cm Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 14 out of stock

Ben Rosenthal, A Perfect Lover Is The Angel I Wanna Be, 2013

'Essence in the world of scent. LTTSX-PERTEASE. The very essence in the world of scent. (...)
Im diesem Sommer nimmt MJacobs sie mit auf eine warme Tropeninsel. Das hat er ihr nämlich versprochen.
Mj Splash Collection, so nennt er seinen neuen SPLASHSHSpass und dafür braucht er sie, muss sie also mitkommen.'

Great book! now available with an English translation to download

 

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