Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 159 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 out of stock

Josef Strau, The New World 2: Travels in Turtle Island, Renaissance Society, 2014

This publication is the second of two books published alongside Strau's 2014 Renaissance Society exhibition, The New World, Application for Turtle Island. It features an essay by Jay Sanders alongside introductions to different aspects of Strau’s practice by artists with whom he has recently collaborated: Bernadette Van-Huy, Stefan Tcherepnin, Antek Walczak, Fernando Mesta, and José Rojas. Also included are full color images of the installation and an exhibition checklist, as well as an introduction by Solveig Øvstebø, and a text by Strau.

Criticism/Theory Soft cover, perfect binding 80 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Valérie Knoll, Hannes Loichinger, Magnus Schäfer, Dealing with—Some Texts, Images, and Thoughts Related to American Fine Arts, Co., Sternberg Press, 2012

The New York gallery American Fine Arts, Co.—whose name today is largely synonymous with that of its gallerist, Colin de Land (1955–2003)—represents a gallery practice in which a decided deviation from conventional models overlaps with successful activities within the framework of the art market. Today, American Fine Arts, Co. and de Land figure as uncontested projection screens for the desire for independence from or bohemian resistance against the dictate of the market. Particularly in retrospect, a consistent image of the gallery is not discernible. Faced with the obvious risk of romanticization, it appears all the more important to pursue an understanding of how American Fine Arts, Co. functioned as a gallery.

With contributions by Andrea Fraser, Manfred Hermes, Karl Holmqvist and Tobias Kaspar, Isla Leaver-Yap, Jackie McAllister, James Meyer and Christian Philipp Müller, Magnus Schäfer, Axel John Wieder, Phillip Zach; a conversation between Colin de Land, Josef Strau, and Stephan Dillemuth; and an introduction by Hannes Loichinger and Magnus Schäfer.

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 108 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 27 out of stock

Josef Strau, The New World 1: The Application, Renaissance Society, 2014

The first of two books published alongside Strau's Renaissance Society exhibition, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, this imagines itself as a more personal petition for immigrant status in lieu of formal legal paperwork. Text has often played a role in Strau's previous sculptural and installation-based work; however, here his writings for the first time take the form of an independent book (described by him as "a kind of treasure island adventure novel") that serves a structuring function, determining the production and selection of objects on view in the exhibition.

Bootleg Staple-bound 95 pages Texts in English         EUR 15 out of stock

Ramaya Tegegne, Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne, 2014

Bootleg of the catalogue for the 2006 exhibition curated by Bennett Simpson at the ICA Philadelphia, which brought together over twenty-five artists of three generations—centering from Cologne but also including Los Angeles, New York, London, and Berlin—to explore themes of autonomy, artistic collectivity and social relationships, and the privileging of the artist's life and context as a basis for understanding creative practice. 
 
In the 1980s and early-90s, the German city of Cologne was one of the most important centers for contemporary art in Europe, if not the world. With its many galleries, artist run-spaces, and artist bars, the city assumed a kind of mythological dimension, a place where artists came to show, sell, socialize, and distinguish themselves and their work on levels symbolic and real. The open question of how one makes one's art in relation to a set of communities, histories, market conditions and social attitudes was at the core of the Cologne scene. It was fiercely debated, dramatized in exaggerated behavior, art works and exhibitions alike, and it contributed greatly to the impression that Cologne was a place of extreme self-consciousness and audacity.
 
Featuring Bernadette Corporation, Cosima von Bonin, Merlin Carpenter, Stephan Dillemuth, Michaela Eichwald, Andrea Fraser, Kim Gordon, Charline von Heyl, Gareth James, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Louise Lawler, Hans-Jorg Mayer, Lucy McKenzie, Nils Norman, Albert Oehlen, Christian Philipp Muller, Stephen Prina, Josephine Pryde, Blake Rayne, Reena Spaulings, Josef Strau, Rosemarie Trockel, Filmgruppe West, Christopher Williams, and Christopher Wool, among others. 

Bootleg produced on the occasion of Ramaya Tegegne – Respektive at Marbriers 4, Geneva.

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