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.

Criticism/Theory, Fiction Second revised edition Paperback 248 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Aliens & Anorexia, Semiotext(e), 2000

As the rope was tightening around my neck, an Alien made love to me. Belief is a technology for softening the landscape. The world becomes more beautiful when God is in it. Here is what happens inside a person's body when they starve.
 
Written in the shadow of Georg Buchner's Lenz at razor pitch, Aliens & Anorexia, first published in 2000, defines a female form of chance that is both emotional and radical. The book unfolds like a set of Chinese boxes, using stories and polemics to travel through a maze that spirals back into itself. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness, the artist Paul Thek, Kraus herself, and "Africa," her virtual S&M partner who's shooting a big-budget Hollywood film in Namibia while Kraus holes up in the Northwest Woods for the winter to chronicle the failure of Gravity & Grace, her own low-budget independent film.
In Aliens & Anorexia, Kraus argues for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, and reclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor "self-esteem." Anorexia, Kraus writes, could be an attempt to leave the body altogether: a rejection of the cynicism this culture hands us through its food.

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

 

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 out of stock

Felix Gonzales-Torres, Felix Gonzales–Torres, A.R.T. Press, 1994

Interviewed by Tim Rollins, essays by Susan Cahan and Jan Avgikos
 
Felix Gonzales-Torres is best known for installations and public artworks that invite the viewer's direct participation. In this interview Gonzales-Torres talks about his commitment to social change and his understanding of his role as an artist in effecting that change.
 
Gonzalez-Torres: “I wanted to make a show that would disappear completely. It had a lot to do with disappearance and learning. It was also about trying to be a threat to the art-marketing system, and also, to be really honest, it was about being generous to a certain extent. […] Freud said that we rehearse our fears in order to lessen them. In a way this “letting go” of the work – this refusal to make a static form, a monolithic sculpture, in favor of a disappearing, changing, unstable, and fragile form – was an attempt on my part to rehearse my fears of having Ross disappear day by day right in front of my eyes.”

Criticism/Theory First Edition Hardcover 217 pages Texts in English   Normal used condition       EUR 31 ORDER

Colin Ward, The Child in the City, Architectural Press, 2003

The book is an attempt to explore the relationship between children and their urban environment It asks whether it is true, as very many believe it to be true, that something has been lost in this relationship, and it speculates about the ways in which the link between city and child can be made more fruitful and enjoyable for both the child and the city.

Colin Ward (14 August 1924 – 11 February 2010) was a British anarchist writer. 
 

Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 408 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Julie Ault, Alternative Art New York, 1965–1985, University Of Minnesota Press, The Drawing Center, 2003

By the mid-1960s, New York's art establishment-its major museums and galleries-had ceased to reflect the city's diversity and had largely ignored the decade's social, political, and cultural ferment. In response, marginalized artists created an oppositional network of organizations, exhibit spaces, and cooperative galleries that both paralleled and challenged the status quo. This alternative art movement flourished for more than two decades, repositioning New York at the center of international contemporary art. Alternative Art New York brings together a diverse group of artists and critics to explore the origins and evolution of this diffuse and vibrant cultural scene from a variety of perspectives: political, philosophical, organizational, economic, and aesthetic.
Locating the movement within both the art world and its larger social and political context, these authors decipher the shifting configurations of cultural power in this period and the complex relationship between the mainstream and the marginal. With a unique, annotated chronology of the alternative art scene from 1965 to 1985, and illustrated with 150 images of key works, installations, and exhibits; reproductions of posters, communiqués, and other ephemera; and photographs of protests and meetings, this volume is an important work of contemporary art history and a valuable sourcebook that suggests the basis for the return of an artist-driven cultural economy.
 
Contributors: Martin Beck, Juli Carson, Jim Cornwell, David Deitcher, Arlene Goldbard, Miwon Kwon, Lucy R. Lippard, Alan Moore, Brian Wallis

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 250 pages Texts in English   Normal used condition
name of the former owner written on the first page,
o/w Fine
      EUR 15 out of stock

Parker Tyler, Underground Film: A Critical History, Grove Press, 1969

Parker Tyler was the first critic to write seriously about the early Underground film makers, especially about Stan Brakhage, Sidney Peterson, Gregory Markopoulos, Willard Maas and Maya Deren. Here he assesses their work along with that of Kenneth Anger, Ed Emshwiller, Ron Rice, Peter Kubelka, James Whitney, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol, Bruce Conner, Paul Sharits, Charles Boultenhouse, and other filmmakers. Discussing the specific films, he shows the variety of current aims and techniques, and traces their origins in Dada and Surrealism and in the classic of Buñuel, Cocteau, René Clair, Eisenstein, and Wiene. He assumes that critical values provide the true key for judging film achievement, and as a result, in this book Underground Film criticism attains a new dimension.

Poster Edition of 36   New       EUR 90 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, anti-plan hallucinogénique vu de la lune, Ballabella papers, 2012

Xeroxed drawing plus text on apricot paper, A1, folded 2 times.
Made on the occasion of a presentation at 98WEEKS Research/Project Space in Beirut, November 23, 2012, organized by Margarida Mendes.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 224 pages Texts in German   As new       EUR 120 ORDER

Roman Kurzmeyer, Heinrich Anton Müller: 1869–1930, Katalog der Maschinen, Zeichnungen und Schriften, Stroemfeld Verlag, 1994

Werkkatalog.

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