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.

Periodical Softcover 130 pages Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 12.5 ORDER

Starship #12, Starship Magazine, 2015

With contributions from David Antin, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Hans-Christian Dany, Nikola Dietrich, Stephan Dillemuth, Francesca Drechsler, Martin Ebner, Haytham El-Wardany, Yusuf Etiman, Morgan Fisher, Jean Genet, Julian Göthe, Ulrich Heinke, Judith Hopf, Karl Holmqvist, Chris Kraus, Sam Lewitt, Mikhail Lylov, Crispin Oduor Macachia, Almut Middel, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller, Henrik Olesen, Sam Pulitzer, Gunter Reski, Mark von Schlegell, Nora Schultz, He-Ji Shin, Mitchell Syrop, Vera Tollmann, Annette Wehrmann, Lily Wittenburg, Amelie von Wulffen, Stephanie Wurster and Florian Zeyfang.

Edited by Ariane Müller, Nikola Dietrich, Henrik Olesen and Martin Ebner

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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