Artist's book, Criticism/Theory Soft cover, perfect binding 208 pages 23 x 15 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Lili Reynaud Dewar, My epidemic – texts about my work and the work of other artists, Paraguay Press, 2015

My epidemic (texts about my work and the work of other artists) is the first anthology of writings by French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar. The oldest text in the book dates back to 2003 – but was until now unpublished – whereas the most recent one is still to appear in the forthcoming issue of the art journal May of the summer 2015. The rest of the compendium has been disseminated during the last twelve years between as many exhibition catalogues and magazines editions in France but mostly abroad. They are sometimes essays on fellow artists (Lothar Hempel, François Curlet, Caroline Mesquita, John Smith, among others), exhibitions reviews, scripts from her artist talks, or can even take the form of a treatise on teaching. The provocative variety of subjects and ideas addressed by Reynaud-Dewar in My Epidemic stresses the anti-generalizing approach she’s now famous for in her sculpture and installation work, her obsession with how much difference differences make. My epidemic also retraces how her writing style has built up during these twelve years, gaining in visibility and distinctiveness, and it demonstrates the centrality of the role writing has come to play in her artistic practice. This book in this sense reads almost like a biography.
As often the case in her projects, Reynaud Dewar has collaborated with a number of close artist friends and colleagues for this book: Verena Dengler wrote the foreword; Marina Faust created the cover; Ramaya Tegegne designed this volume and inserted two new visual essays of her Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz series within; Paraguay Press published it.

Artist's book Soft cover, perfect binding 88 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Clément Rodzielski, Aube, Paraguay Press, 2015

Aube, by French artist Clément Rodzielski, is an unconventional publication: the book was conceived as a work of its own, from a luxurious range of editorial operations – from cutting to digital process, collage and scan to drawing – on images of the artist’s past works. Aube thus reconsiders the legacy of the artists’ book and the livre de peintre, and foregrounds the importance of publishing and writing as models for the practice of art. Rodzielski’s work examines and makes use of contemporary modes of production, reproduction and circulation of images. For the book Aube, he turns this process to his own work, that we see developing by fragments and previews, as if behind an openwork filter – or is it the surface of the page that is appearing through the pictures?

A poem written by the artist – an “Alba” — gives the book its rhythm: it refers to an ancient genre of poetry that describes the sun rising and lovers leaving each other. But here this movement of becoming visible and setting apart is affecting the images and their materiality, as well as the way we look at them. A 12-page insert provides an index of the works, and an essay by art critic and curator Benjamin Thorel, about the role of poetry and inscription in the work of the artist.

Criticism/Theory Paperback 364 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 28 out of stock

Émilie Hache (ed.), De l'univers clos au monde infini, Editions Dehors, 2014

Le geste de la modernité – viser la maîtrise non seulement de l’ensemble des formes naturelles mais également du monde comme totalité – est aujourd’hui invalidé par les conséquences qui en découlent, et que nous rassemblons sous le nom de « changement climatique global ». À cette transformation, à toutes les échelles, des conditions de vie sur Terre, appelée aujourd’hui « Anthropocène », correspond un renouvellement de l’idée formulée depuis longtemps par les écologistes, selon laquelle nous sommes tenus par les limites de notre planète. Plutôt qu’à la multiplication des performances techniques que suppose une hypothétique conquête de l’espace, répétant sur un autre mode nos rêves de prédation, c’est à un « retour sur Terre » que la crise environnementale nous confronte ; à une culture, aventureuse et responsable, des rapports à créer avec l’intrication infinie des êtres qui la peuplent. Cet ouvrage rassemble six essais, inédits en français, de philosophes, historien-ne-s, anthropologues et sociologues qui ont tou-te-s contribué ces dernières années à la prise en compte des enjeux écologiques dans les sciences humaines.

Textes de Bruno Latour, Christophe Bonneuil et Pierre de Jouvancourt, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Isabelle Stengers, Giovanna di Chiro, Déborah Danowski et Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.

Artist's book Edition of 200 Softcover in sleeve 180 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in no text   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Tiphanie Mall, Ramsdorf, 2015

The images in this book come from CERN’s photographic archive, which is the largest research center in particle physics.
Without the context of the archive or explanatory legends, the content becomes abstract and hypothetical. The documentary images are assembled into various sequences forming narrative patterns that exploit their representational capacity.
Ramsdorf is critical to how information is processed through expectations and speculations of the content in the photographs.

Tiphanie Mall (*1987 in Basel) lives and works between Basel and Paris. 

Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 128 pages 18 x 11 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Tadashi Kawamata, Entretiens, Éditions Lutanie, 2013

“Un jour – cela arrive à tout le monde – je me suis senti perdu, je ne savais plus quoi dessiner, quels thèmes aborder; je n’avais plus de sujet. (...) Et puis une idée m’a traversé l’esprit : (...) il m’a semblé que cette structure qui supporte la toile – je veux parler du châssis en bois – pourrait constituer la base même d’une œuvre.“
Tadashi Kawamata, 1987

Les éditions Lutanie présentent ici la traduction de cinq entretiens de Tadashi Kawamata, dont quatre sont inédits en français.

Multiple Edition of 10         EUR 300 ORDER

Miriam Laura Leonardi, Tambour et ses baguettes, 2015

Artist edition, handmade, signed and numbered
Material: welded iron rods, red cord
Dimensions: drum 42 x 24 cm, sticks 30 cm

 

Architecture Hardcover with dust jacket 328 pages 29 x 24 cm Texts in French   The dust cover is used, but the inside is in perfect condition       EUR 45 ORDER

René Creux, Arts populaires en Suisse, Éditions de Fontainemore, 1970

Véritable encyclopédie des arts populaires suisses qui remonte aux sources de l'histoire des quatre régions
ethniques de la Confédération afin de nous faire découvrir un patrimoine mutliple et varié. Sont ainsi détaillés meubles et objets du quotidien, mais également costumes, papiers découpés, ex-voto, masques, cartes à jouer, enseignes, jouets. 

Le livre contient plus de 600 illustrations en noir et blanc et couleurs.

Artist's book First edition of 400 copies Softcover 20 pages 42 x 29 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Miriam Laura Leonardi, VOILÀ, 2015

The French weekly paper VOILÀ was founded by Gallimard in 1931 and distributed until World War II. Amongst the contributors were writers such as Albert Londres, Joseph Kessel, Georges Simenon, the aviator Mermoz as well as photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. A selection of articles addressing key events of the past as well as every day matters are reassembled and modified by Leonardi to highlight their ongoing relevancy and reprinted in a new publication. While the orginal layout remains, words or sentences are rearranged to offer a more abstract but direct meaning. The contemporary speed of information is thus questionned through this new format allowing an accelerated reading of the original content.

Original texts in French, with English translations.

Fiction, Periodical Edition of 200 Soft cover, perfect binding Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Erika Landström, Aislinn McNamara, Dysfyction II, Mark von Schlegell, Pure Fiction seminar, 2015

LAZY WRITING, NOT LONGER THAN DAN’S, REAL FICTION, SELF-CRYT (BACK SEAT), EXCERPTS, UNRELATABLE NARRATOR
 
With contributions by Josef Strau, Olga Pedan, Ellen Yeon Kim, Simon Spieser, Aislinn McNamara, Hilda Stammarnäs, Erika Landström, Dan Graham, Mariana Lopez, Anna Zacharoff, Reece York, Dan Kwon, Dario Wokurka, Magnus Andersen, Rosa Aiello, Elif Saydam, Lena Phillip, John Miller, Buck Ellison, Luzie Meyer, Suart Middleton, Ryan Karlsson, Franziska Wildt, Mahsa Saloor, J.s. Teixeira, Thy-Han Nguyen-Chi, George Rippon, Ian Edmonds, Mikhail Wassmer, John Ryan, Julien Nguyen, Yuki Kushino, Kitsum Cheng and Leda Bourgogne.
 

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 250 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Comité Invisible, À nos amis, La Fabrique, 2014

“À ceux pour qui la fin d’une civilisation n’est pas la fin du monde ;
À ceux qui voient l’insurrection comme une brèche, d’abord, dans le règne organisé de la bêtise, du mensonge et de la confusion ;
À ceux qui devinent, derrière l’épais brouillard de « la crise », un théâtre d’opérations, des manœuvres, des stratégies – et donc la possibilité d’une contre-attaque ;
À ceux qui portent des coups ;
À ceux qui guettent le moment propice ;
À ceux qui cherchent des complices ;
À ceux qui désertent ;
À ceux qui tiennent bon ;
À ceux qui s’organisent ;
À ceux qui veulent construire une force révolutionnaire, révolutionnaire parce que sensible ;
Cette modeste contribution à l’intelligence de ce temps.“

Les insurrections, finalement, sont venues. À un rythme tel et dans tant de pays, depuis 2008, que c’est tout l’édifice de ce monde qui semble, fragment suivant fragment, se désintégrer. Il y a dix ans, prédire un soulèvement vous exposait aux ricanements des assis; ce sont ceux qui annoncent le retour à l’ordre qui font à présent figure de bouffons. Rien de plus ferme, de plus assuré, nous disait-on, que la Tunisie de Ben Ali, la Turquie affairée d’Erdogan, la Suède sociale démocrate, la Syrie baasiste, le Québec sous tranquillisants ou le Brésil de la plage, des bolsa família et des unités de police pacificatrices. On a vu la suite. La stabilité est morte. En politique aussi, on y réfléchit à deux fois, désormais, avant de décerner un triple A.“

Architecture First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket in boxset 305 pages 37 x 27 cm Texts in English and Japanese   Small humidity stains on the inside covers
o/w as new
Dust jacket in perfect condition
      EUR 260 out of stock

Shigekatsu Nakada, Living Interiors Japan 1980–1985, Toso Publishing, 1985

Beautiful book with hundreds of illustration focusing on Japanese architecture and interior design of the early 1980s.

Houses of Japan: compositions, natural and artificial illumination, colour, materials, japanese traditional style, neo japanesque, folklore, furniture and objects, children rooms..

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.

Multiple         EUR 100 ORDER

Ramaya Tegegne, Mullicans, 2014

Artist edition, signed and numbered.
Materials: porcelain
 
Edition of 20, PDF with full details here.
 
To place your order: write an email with the edition number you wish to purchase or include it in a note in your Paypal transfer.

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.

Periodical, Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 32 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 24 ORDER

Stephen Willats (ed.), Control Magazine #19, CONTROL MAGAZINE, 2014

Creating Society Between People
 
Control Issue Nineteen presents a group of artists who are all developing a counter consciousness opposed to the possessive object, though in quite different ways, however they are all focussing their work on creating society between people. Here the artwork becomes a dynamic social process through a single event or a time-based series of events, which are even taken to the level of a simulation of a possible society or social state of affairs. As such the artists’ practices presented in this issue of Control Magazine provide the reader with a contemporary counter view to the current art world culture of the deterministic, authoritative and possessive object. Despite the overwhelming emphasis and preoccupation with the market in today’s visual culture, with its emulative icons of life-style art objects, the artists in Issue Nineteen have created a space in which they can operate and express the quite different values of community. In the present climate this has to be quite a significant achievement as all the validating reinforcements in the art environment are currently hugely biased towards art that is descriptive, that reinforces the beliefs, values and practices of the dominant culture. Some of the artists here are in a network of mutual support that has aided and helped validate the approaches they have taken, and this is undoubtedly a significant action on their part, others have gone ahead with their projects in semi isolation from like minded colleagues; but in both cases this issue of Control Magazine has brought together, in one overall statement, an access to some of the socially-founded art practices of the moment.
Edited by Stephen Willats.
 
Contributors:
Christian Nyampeta, The Rest
Rosalie Schweiker, Dilemmas in Art
Ricardo Basbaum, re-projecting (London)
Andrea Francke, On how art should help us imagine different futures and how art discourse could be stopping us from getting there
Emma Smith, Rehearsal
Stephen Willats, The Oxford Community Datastream
Eva Weinmayr, Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
Ross Taylor & Madalina Zaharia, Walls With Holes In
Luke Cohen, Charivari
Laura Wilson, 800 Lights in 177 Years

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.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 62 pages 31 x 24 cm Texts in French / English   Edges slightly used.
o/w Fine
      EUR 700 ORDER

Richard Prince, Richard Prince, Magasin, 1988

Catalogue published on the occasion of his first european major exhibition at Magasin – Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, September 24 to November 27, 1988.

Contains a text by Jeff Rian in French and English. Very special layout, beautiful book. Super rare item.

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