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.

2x LP 12''   New       EUR 35 ORDER

Solar Lice, The Power Station, 2014

"Climate change was evident in 2013 as was the gradual shift in consciousness. The general public had forgotten the periodic table long ago. Now people were merely interested in harvesting the entertainment value of the present, but the trickle down effect was more temporal than ever. Noosphere vibration value was at an all time low. Thought slowed after the vibration change(post 9/11). People no longer connected the dots; they forgot everything but themselves."
Full text and sound here.

Produced on the occasion of DRIP EVENT by Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin, an exhibition held at The Power Station April 10–July 12, 2013
 
JEANNE GRAFF Vocals, Percussion
TOBIAS MADISON Percussion, Vocals
FLAVIO MERLO Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
EMANUEL ROSSETTI Laptop, Vocals
GREGORY RUPPE Drums, Percussion, Vocals
WILLIAM Z. SAUNDERS Vocals, Drums, Percussion
STEFAN TCHEREPNIN Bass Guitar, Serge Modular, Vocals, Percussion

Comes with a leporello poster

 

Cinema, Artist's book 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.

Monograph, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 145 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 50 ORDER

Allen Ruppersberg, Where's Al?, Magasin, 1996

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held October 19, 1996 - January 5, 1997 at Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble.
Contains texts by Yves Aupetitallot, Catherine Quéloz, Dan Cameron, as well as the following from the artist:

A lecture on Houdini
Art and Ourselves
As Close As We Have Come
The Asking (You and Me)

Monograph, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 172 pages 29 x 23 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 50 ORDER

Jack Goldstein, Magasin, 2002

Catalogue published on the occasion of Jack Goldstein, exhibition curated by Yves Aupetitallot and Lionel Bovier, in collaboration with Fareed Armaly at Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, February 3 – April 24 2002. 
Contains an anthology put together by Lionel Bovier and Fabrice Stroun.

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 out of stock

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.

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