Source Book 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 out of stock

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.

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.

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 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, Source Book 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.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 288 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 21 out of stock

David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration, Vintage, 1991

In Close to the Knives, David Wojnarowicz gives us an important and timely document: a collection of creative essays -- a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the "Fear of Diversity in America." From the author's violent childhood in suburbia to eventual homelessness on the streets and piers of New York City, to recognition as one of the most provocative artists of his generation -- Close to the Knives is his powerful and iconoclastic memoir. Street life, drugs, art and nature, family, AIDS, politics, friendship and acceptance: Wojnarowicz challenges us to examine our lives -- politically, socially, emotionally, and aesthetically.

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