Monograph First Edition Softcover 94 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Maria Eichhorn, 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours, 2016

This publication was produced on the occasion of Maria Eichhorn’s exhibition '5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours' at Chisenhale Gallery, 23 April - 29 May 2016.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 152 pages 24 x 15 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 15 out of stock

François Coadou, Fragments pour Isidore Isou, Art Book Magazine, 2017

Que reste-t-il aujourd'hui d'Isidore Isou (1925-2007) ? Un nom dans la rumeur de l'histoire de l'art, et celui du mouvement dont il fut le fondateur en 1946 : le lettrisme. Un film manifeste aux images déconnectées de la bande-son et grattées : Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951). Un vocabulaire étrange, qui l'expose à un possible hermétisme. Une mauvaise réputation, de querelle et de prétention. Ce livre propose d'y regarder de plus près. Sans prétendre à l'exhaustivité face à une œuvre vaste et complexe, il examine quelques notions et inventions décisives (poésie à lettres, métagraphie, hypergraphie, art infinitésimal, art super-temporel, etc.), évoque des contextes et des sources, trace quelques parallèles et perspectives, pour essayer de restituer dans sa cohérence propre et à sa place dans l'Histoire, une vision singulière de l'homme et de la création.

Qu'est-ce qu'être contemporain ? Être déphasé par rapport au donné du présent ; savoir qu'il est construit, autrement dit déconstructible et reconstructible : se le réapproprier en tant qu'il est Histoire. Au croisement de l'art et du politique, la collection « Perspectives inactuelles » propose par des reprises historiques et philosophiques précises d'y contribuer.

Monograph Softcover 40 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 14 ORDER

Flora Klein, Selected Works, Galerie Max Mayer, 2017

Klein‘s publication contains images of paintings made between 2015 and 2016, and was published on the occasion of her solo show at Galerie Max Mayer in 2016. Text by Chus Martinez.

One could claim that, historically, the role of abstract painting has had a lot to do with the development of consciousness, with understanding that perception is separate from what we actually see, or feel or even “think.” In this sense, the consciousness that painting brings about involves a great deal of transformation, of corruption even, of what is real, or what it looks like, or how it reads or smells. Abstract painting today, which is no longer and can no longer be preoccupied with representation, is a way of understanding how—through color, form, and all the substance it creates—the mind produces a new variation of the world in consciousness. In other words, one could say that abstraction is the wildest generalization of all that exists. (…)

Monograph First Edition Softcover 128 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 35 ORDER

Sigmar Polke, The Editions, Koenig Books, 2017

Editioned work held a special place within the oeuvre and working methods of Sigmar Polke (1941–2010): it represented both a way to conduct intensive variations on unique works, and also to transform identical prints into unique objects by altering the foreground, background, or layering.

His editions—which comprise objects, books, folders, photography, photocopies, collages and prints—and his painting should therefore be understood as symbiotic. Polke’s images are products of his world; they reveal the changing society of the postwar years. The banality of everyday life, the aspirations of the middle classes, national and international politics—all of this, Polke placed under a microscope and reconfigured. Featuring approximately 200 works from the collection Kunstraum am Limes, this catalog contains all of the artist’s editions.

Foreword by Julia Rust, Claudia Olbricht, Thomas Olbricht. Text by Tereza de Arruda.

Anthology, Monograph Softcover 800 pages 280 x 205 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 58 ORDER

Vincent de Roguin, The Young Gods / Documents 1985-2105, Éditions La Baconnière, 2017

Un ouvrage de 800 pages consacré au groupe, compilant 30 ans de photographies, coupures de presse et ephemera diverses, tirées des archives personnelles du groupe ou récoltées aux quatre coins du globe.

Sous la direction de Vincent de Roguin.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 336 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 23 ORDER

Stephen Willats, Artwork as Social Model: A Manual of Questions and Propositions, RGAP, 2012

Stephen Willats’ art practice addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. His polemic takes ideas beyond the norms and conventions of the object-based art world, to explore possibilities inherent within communal groups.

In many of his projects he has collaborated with members of diverse communities in a variety of everyday settings, initiating interventions that build on the richness and complexity of self-organisation to determine and reinforce a sense of identity.The result is a body of artworks with a dynamic, interactive, social function.

This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 144 pages Texts in German & French   Good condition       EUR 240 ORDER

30 Jahre / 30 ans teo jakob: Robert und Trix Haussmann, teo jakob, 1987

Monograph of Swiss architects and designers Trix and Robert Haussmann, published on the occasion of the eponymous show in the occasion of the 30st anniversary of the design company, September 19 – October 17 in Geneva and October 23 – November 21, 1987 in Bern.

Featuring beautiful reproductions of Hausmann's works between 1958 and 1987, as well as texts from Teo Jakob, Sibylle Heusser-Keller, Florian F. Adler.

Rare item. Cover is sun-faded, o/w copy in perfect condition.

Monograph, Bootleg Hardcover in boxset 192 pages 32 x 24 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Robert Lebel, Sur Marcel Duchamp, mamco, 2015

Comment le ‘Nu descendant un Escalier’, banni des Indépendants de 1912 devient l’année suivante, à l’Armory Show de New York, le tableau le plus célèbre de l’époque ? Comment Marcel Duchamp, recherché et fêté en Amérique, vit indifférent à tout succès commercial ? Comment ayant travaillé huit ans à son œuvre monumentale le ‘Grand Verre’, il cessa de peindre sans renoncer pour autant à exercer son influence décisive ? Autant de problèmes brûlants sans l’élucidation desquels l’Art Moderne ne saurait être vraiment compris et qui étaient, jusqu’ici, demeurés sans réponse.

Ce livre de Robert Lebel — le premier qui soit publié sur Marcel Duchamp — est une initiation à l’œuvre et à la personnalité d’un artiste unique mais il est aussi une reconsidération de la situation du peintre dans la société contemporaine et une analyse approfondie des mobiles de l’activité créatrice. Il est complété par des textes de Marcel Duchamp, d’André Breton et de H. P. Roché, par une bibliographie et un catalogue raisonné de toutes les œuvres de Duchamp ainsi que par de très nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs.

Cet ouvrage est fac-similé de l’édition originale en français de Sur Marcel Duchamp de Robert Lebel publié en 1959 à Paris par Trianon Press qui fut rééditée en 1996 par le Centre Georges-Pompidou et les éditions Mazzotta (Milan). La mise en page du livre  et la jaquette sont de Marcel Duchamp et Arnold Fawcus.

 

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 248 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Stephanie Weber (ed.), Rochelle Feinstein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016

Building on an extensive painting lexicon, Rochelle Feinstein employs an array of styles and media, such as silkscreen, photography and assemblage, hard-edged graphic compositions as well as expressionist factures.

These combined manners and processes cross-reference the historical with the vernacular, the mythologies of the avant-garde, as well as popular culture. At once social commentary and autobiographical incidents, her work offers a biting reflection on the role of an artist working in the arena that is painting in America today.

This catalogue is published on the occasion of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month which is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Feinstein’s work in 2016-18, at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.

With texts by Tenzing Barshee, Fabrice Stroun and Christina Vegh.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 88 pages 33 x 26 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Dan Graham, Buildings and Signs 1978 Models, gta Verlag, 2015

Since the 1960s Dan Graham has been one of the most seminal protagonists in conceptual art. With his walk­-through glass Pavilions, he places architecturally de­ signed elements in space, thereby altering the viewer’s perceptions of its surround­ ing. The resulting estrangement effect enables the viewer to rediscover and re­ experience spatial dimensions. Among his recent projects is the commission of the Roof Garden on the Metropolitan Museum in New York which was made in cooperation with the landscape architect and ETH professor Günther Vogt. This exhibition at the ETH is the artist’s first institutional solo show in Zürich. The publication flesh­ es out Graham’s perspective on his model­-like works, in which art and architecture come together.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Softcover 80 pages 13 x 10 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Dan Graham, Pavilions: a guide, Art Metropole, 2009

Since the ‘60s, Dan Graham has been making radical work in print, video, performance, and architectural installation. In the late ‘70s he began designing his pavilions, structures in steel and semi-reflective glass that comment on local architecture and offer rich social moments for people to reflect on the world around them. Compiled by Josh Thorpe, this pocket guide book is a simple guide to the dozens of Graham’s pavilions available around the world. Includes an introduction and interview with the artist by Josh Thorpe.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 212 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 48 out of stock

Mara Züst, Simone Koller, Doris Stauffer: A Monograph, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2015

In addition to her contributions to art criticism, Doris Stauffer has produced an impressive body of artistic work that consists of photography, sculpture, and collage. The subject of exhibitions in her native Switzerland, Stauffer is among the founders of the F + F School of Experimental Design, and her explorations of form and color have long been recognized for engaging with feminism and the existing conventions and hierarchies within society.

With more than three hundred illustrations, Doris Stauffer documents for the first time the life and work of this important twentieth-century artist with a focus on her political engagement. Essays place Stauffer’s work in historical and political context, including her involvement with the Swiss women’s liberation movement and an interview in which the artist imagines alternative forms of feminism and art education. Additional essays look at the influence of Stauffer on other female artists, as well as some of the recurring themes in her art, including fairy tales and other forms of narration.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 180 pages Texts in English / Deutsch   As new       EUR 100 ORDER

Jutta Koether, Kunsthalle Bern, Kölnischer Kunstverein, 2006

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Jutta Koether: Fantasia Colonia“, held at Kölnischer Kunstverein, May 27 to August 13, 2006 and at Kunsthalle Bern, January 19 to March 11, 2007.

With texts by Isabelle Graw, Martin Prinzhorn, Diedrich Diederichsen and Micahel Kerkmann; and a conversation between Koether, Sam Lewitt and Eileen Quinlan.

 

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.

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.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 120 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Martial Raysse, Martial Raysse 1960-1974, Luxembourg & Dayan, 2013

In spite of his vital contributions to the European Neo-Avant-Garde, French artist Martial Raysse has been conspicuously under-represented in American art critical discourse. He is perhaps best known for early vivid paintings that appropriate images from advertisements, fashion magazines and familiar art masterpieces. With his signature palette of hyper-saturated colors and his unconventional incorporation of found objects and neon tubing on the surface of canvases, Raysse has been viewed until now through the lens of American Pop art – an altogether inadequate perspective on a seminal postwar artist who departed from Pop’s optimism and fascination with celebrity culture to introduce fresh, albeit disturbing, suggestions of real human confusion and growth behind the shiny surface of all things new.

Published on the occasion of the show at Luxembourg and Dayan, May 11 – July 13, 2013.
Include texts by Otto Hahn, Alison Gingeras, and Anaël Pigeat. Designed by Joseph Logan, the catalogue features previously unpublished archival material from the 1960s.

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.”

Monograph First Edition Softcover 224 pages Texts in German   As new       EUR 120 ORDER

Roman Kurzmeyer, Heinrich Anton Müller: 1869–1930, Katalog der Maschinen, Zeichnungen und Schriften, Stroemfeld Verlag, 1994

Werkkatalog.

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