Fiction First Edition 248 pages 21 x 14 cm   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Liam Gillick, All Books, Book Works, 2009

Collected here for the first time are Liam Gillick’s major fictional texts: McNamara Papers, Ibuka, Discussion Island/Big Conference Centre, The Winter School, with Erasmus is Late and Literally No Place. Within each history, and the utopias and alternative visions of society envisioned by writers, filmmakers, philosophers, and scientists are presented and speculated on, often through the fictionalised voices of secondary historical characters. Traversing genres of fiction and critical discourse, ideas are explored in a nonlinear, open-ended discursive format, in which the textual structure mirrors the structuring of the presented ideas. In each text Gillick’s concern is to explore complex, paradoxical historical moments and the ideologies that shaped them, reflecting on how the redundant utopian elements of the past continue to structure contemporary society and remain impulses within speculations of our post-utopian future.

Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 255 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

John Kelsey, Aleksandra Mir, Corporate Mentality, Sternberg Press, 2003

Calling for a reassessment of the function of art in late capitalist society, Corporate Mentality focuses on the complex and ambiguous ways artistic production inhabits corporate processes, abandoning the autonomy of the artwork in order to elaborate resistant approaches to a world increasingly determined by commercial strategies and market concerns.
Based on an archive (1995–2001) maintained by Aleksandra Mir, it presents a diverse spectrum of artists who take on business as site, as material, and as subject of their work. As Will Bradley writes in frieze, “The book focuses on … an essential area of interest as artists wake up to the reality of the Clinton-era fantasy of ethical corporatism. The plan came out of Mir and Kelsey's realization that the publicity industry wasn’t stealing artists’ ideas, but simply employing artists, like Mir herself, who needed a day job. ‘Radical’ aesthetics that had taken at least six months to travel (we're in New York here) from downtown to uptown were now transferred almost instantaneously, causing artists to reassess their methods.” 
 
Contributions by Absolute Vodka, Atelier van Lieshout, Bernadette Corporation, Will Bradley, Claude Closky, Anthony Davies/Simon Ford, Dejanov & Heger, Liam Gillick /Carey Young, Gareth James, Laura K. Jones, Lars Bang Larsen, Matthieu Laurette, Daniel Pflumm, Purple Institute, Bennett Simpson, Superflex, Piotr Uklanski, et al. 
 
Aleksandra Mir is an artist based in New York and Palermo, Sicily. John Kelsey is a founding member of Bernadette Corporation and co-Director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art. 
 

Periodical, Criticism/Theory Soft cover, perfect binding 228 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 19 ORDER

May #12, May Revue, 2014

"Our 12th issue is the third and last part of a series about the 1990s in France. It will be articulated around a selection of key documents representative of a moment and time of opening toward other forms of production abroad and new ways of thinking about exhibition making. A moment of experimentation, which may have been outshined by the all the discussions around the notion of “relational aesthetics” later used to define the artistic production of that period. This subjective panorama of experimentation will also bring into perspective the shows of Pierre Huygue, Philippe Parreno and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster held almost simultaneously in major institutions in France and will give keys for a new reading of these works in light of all the current debates on the end of aesthetics."

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