Monograph Hardcover 195 pages Texts in Deutsh         EUR 31 ORDER

Yilmaz Dziewior, Beatrix Ruf, Sarah Lucas, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Tate Liverpool, 2005

Monograph Softcover 96 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Hanneke Skerath (ed.), Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude, Roma Publications, 2018

Looking at the play between memory and forgetfulness, Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude brings together a range of key works from across the artist's career. Whether using found stuffed animals as emotional effigies of long lost traumatic memories, or evoking the psychic existential homelessness of Superman in the form of his Kandor series, Mike Kelley explores the dark underbelly of post-war American culture. This publication accompanies the exhibition that took place at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, curated by Douglas Fogle

Monograph First Edition Softcover 304 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 42 out of stock

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, Koenig Books, 2018

Throughout his six-decade career, Tony Conrad (1940–2016) forged a unique path through numerous artistic movements and a vast range of cultural forms—from Fluxus to rock music, from structural film to public access television. Published on the occasion of the first large-scale museum survey devoted to works Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, this richly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth introduction to Conrad's life and career.

Including new texts and Conrad's own writings about selected works dating from 1966 to 2016, Introducing Tony Conrad surveys the artist's work in painting, sculpture, film, video, performance and installation. It includes the artist's early structural films; projects in which he treated film as a sculptural and performative material; his series of Invented Acoustical Tools, presented as sculptures themselves; his ambitious films about power relations, set in the military and in prison; and his final sculptures and installations, which evoke and critique what he perceived as an emerging culture of surveillance, control and containment. The list of contributors testifies to Conrad's wide and lasting influence; this volume includes texts by Constance DeJong, Diedrich Diederichsen, Anthony Elms, Branden W. Joseph, Tony Oursler and Christopher Williams, among many others.

Monograph Hardcover Texts in English   New       EUR 71 out of stock

Emma Kunz, Artist, Researcher, Healer, Emma Kunz Zentrum, 2017

"My Art is destined for the 21st Century". This prediction by Emma Kunz dates from 1941. On the threshold of the new century, it inspired the publication of a comprehensive monograph on the life and work of this visionary woman.

Kunz was born to a family of weavers in 1892 in Switzerland. She was not a trained artist; she is characterized as an outsider artist. Her first exhibition, The Case of Emma Kunz, was posthumous. Inspired by spiritual evolution, she divined with a pendulum and created her drawings by radiesthesia.

Said one scholar, in comparing her to other women artists, "Hilma af Klint, Agnes Martin, and Emma Kunz approached geometric abstraction not as formalism, but as a means of structuring philosophical, scientific, and spiritual ideas. Using line, geometry, and the grid, each of these artists created diagrammatic drawings of their exploration of complex belief systems and restorative practices."

Feminism, Monograph 232 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 34 out of stock

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower – Mon combat d’artiste femme, Les presses du réel, 2018

Première traduction française de l'autobiographie-manifeste de Judy Chicago, artiste américaine iconique et pionnière du mouvement féministe en art aux États-Unis, parue en 1975.


«Through the Flower a été mon premier livre (depuis, j'en ai publié neuf autres). J'ai été encouragée à l'écrire par l'auteure et diariste Anaïs Nin, qui a été mon mentor au début des années 1970. Lorsque j'ai écrit cette autobiographie, je l'ai pensée comme un genre de guide d'introduction pour les jeunes femmes artistes, susceptible de les aider dans leur développement. En retraçant mon propre combat, j'espérais leur épargner l'inexorable tourment de « réinventer l'eau chaude », car mes études sur l'histoire des femmes m'ont appris que c'est ce que font les femmes, toujours et encore, en particulier car nous n'avons pas accès aux expériences et aux avancées de nos prédécesseurs féminines – une conséquence du fait que nous continuons d'apprendre l'histoire de l'art et l'histoire tout court, sous un angle de vision masculin, intégrant trop peu les réussites de personnalités féminines. Je dois reconnaître que lorsque je relis Through the Flower, je tressaille devant tant d'honnêteté sans fard ; mais en même temps, je suis heureuse que mon jeune « moi » ait eu le courage de parler avec une telle franchise de ma vie et de mon travail. Je doute être capable, aujourd'hui, de réanimer la candeur qui imprègne ce livre et reflète une confiance absolue dans l'accueil que le monde réserverait à des révélations si dénuées de conscience de soi. Et pourtant, c'est précisément cela qui donne son atmosphère particulière au livre, l'atmosphère des années 1970, où nous étions si nombreuses et nombreux à croire que nous pourrions changer le monde, dans le bon sens, un objectif qui a été – comme a dit l'une de mes amies – « violenté par la réalité ». Cependant, un espoir exagérément idéaliste d'améliorer le monde vaut mieux que l'acceptation cynique du statu quo. Au moins, avons-nous essayé – et je continue d'essayer. Peutêtre suis-je de toute façon trop vieille, désormais, pour changer.» Judy Chicago

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph 70 pages Texts in English   Good condition       EUR 54 ORDER

Robert Morris, The Felt Works, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, 1989

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.

 

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph Texts in German & French   Good condition       EUR 48 ORDER

Martin Kippenberger, Catalogue, Villa Arson, 1990

Catalogue d’une exposition de Martin Kippenberger à la Villa Arson en 1990, avec un texte de A. R. Penck (“Pauvre Martin, ou comment peut-on être Persan?”) et une introduction de Christian Bernard (“La sycophante et l’histrion”).

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.

 

Monograph First Edition Softcover 64 pages Texts in English and Japanese   Good condition       EUR 60 ORDER

Mike Kelley, Mike Kelley. Photographs Sculptures., Wako Works of Art, 2009

Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition Mike Kelley: Photographs / Sculptures at Wako Works of Art in Tokyo, this catalogue features full color illustrations of six never before shown photographic series and a new body of sculptural works. A number of self-portraits from 1987 mimic turn-of-the-century spiritualist photography, and depict Kelley exuding "ectoplasm" in the form of cotton and smoke from different parts of his head. A subsequent series of photographs shot through a Vaseline-coated lens features dancer and choreographer Anita Pace enveloping her nude body in scarves embellished with Irish-American and Heavy Metal iconography, a reference both to Vaseline's function as a sexual lubricant and to the soft-focus, romantic symbolism of early pictorialist photography. These are followed by a 1996 series depicting sinister-looking amorphous globules and puddles, photographs that Kelley sees as "overt attempts at applying the aesthetics of of painterly biomorphic abstraction to photography". Kelley's new body of sculptures, entitled "Kandors", recreates different versions of the futuristic city rendered in the Superman comic books. Also featured is an essay written by Kelley to accompany the exhibition, and a number of poetic texts printed alongside the photographs.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Softcover 240 pages Texts in Deutsch         EUR 45 ORDER

Ana Mendieta, Ana Mendieta. Traces., Hatje Cantz, 2013

Voller Einfallsreichtum und Provokationslust schuf Ana Mendieta (1948 1985) während ihres kurzen Lebens ein innovatives und radikales Werk, in dem sie ihren Körper mit elementaren Stofflichkeiten wie Blut, Feuer, Erde oder Wasser verband und in Performances zu organischen Skulpturen formte. Leben, Tod, Wiedergeburt und spirituelle Wandlung sind zentrale Sujets im Schaffen der Künstlerin, die, in Kuba geboren, früh nach Amerika geschickt, an den Brüchen des Exildaseins und kultureller Heimatlosigkeit litt. Ihre »earth-body works« sind von mysteriös-poetischer Anmutung. In der Symbiose mit der Natur wird ihr Körper zur gespenstischen Silhouette aus tobenden Flammen oder schäumenden Wellen. Gottheiten erscheinen in Sand gemalt, auf Stein geritzt oder in Erde gezeichnet. Neben Zeichnungen, Foto- und Filmarbeiten werden erstmals Schriften und Originaldokumente der Künstlerin veröffentlicht. Ausstellung: Hayward Gallery, London 24.9. 15.12.2013 | Museum der Moderne Salzburg 29.3. 6.7.2014

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 Hardcover 406 pages 25 x 19 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Greg Parma Smith, My Ideas, JRP|Ringier, 2018

Conceived by Greg Parma Smith as an active archive, this artist’s book combines a selection of recent paintings, an extensive number of drawings (preparatory sketches, studies, simple patterns and designs, cartoons, notes, and doodles) realized by the artist from his youth years—when drawing was his favorite medium of expression—and three essays by long-time followers of Parma Smith’s practice, namely artist and writer John Miller, art critic Kari Rittenbach, and musician and singer Hunter Hunt-Hendrix. In a very generous way, the artist thus allows us to enter his personal universe and to understand his path to painting and artistic creation.

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 70 pages 30 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 ORDER

Andreas Dobler, Once Upon A Shine, Hacienda Books, 2014

“In my imagination I'm lord of the manor“

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Andreas Dobler – A Long Time Aglow at Hacienda, Zurich, Fall 2014. With a text by Arthur Fink.

Click on the cover & browse to see double spread images.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 252 pages 20 x 15 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Matt Mullican, Editions 1985–2012, bom dia boa tarde boa noite, 2014

Working in the fields of performance, installation, digital technology and sculpture, Matt Mullican (born 1951 in Santa Monica, lives an works in New York) is seeking to develop a cosmological model based on a personal vocabulary combining the formal and the symbolic. Hypnosis and cartography are his principal modes of operation. He explores functional sign systems of his own devising through activities under hypnosis, in a permanent oscillation between the real and its schematization, between fiction and its physical reality.

This is the first catalogue raisonné of editions and multiples by Matt Mullican, published by Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition and Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite. In addition to the book, Matt Mullican has produced a special multiple to accompany the publication, this will be available through Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition.

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 Hardcover 180 pages 19 x 22 cm Texts in French   Fragile binding
Sun-faded
Upper spine torn
      EUR 1000 ORDER

Robert Frank, Les Américains, Delpire, 1958

Edition originale. Textes de Simone de Beauvoir, John dos Passos, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, réunis et présentés par Alain Bousquet, accompagnant les 83 photographies de Robert Frank reproduites en héliogravure.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 230 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Lili Reynaud Dewar, TEETH GUMS MACHINES FUTURE SOCIETY, Hatje Cantz, 2018

How do we define cultural, social, and emotional identity? What influences their creation? Throughout her entire oeuvre, the French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar (*1975, La Rochelle) circles these questions, while at the same drawing upon the twentieth century’s artistic and social subcultures. 

In the conversations the artist conducts with the performers, this publication works through the central themes of her oeuvre. The book also contains excerpts from A Cyborg Manifesto by the feminist Donna Haraway, as well as film stills, photographs of her show and performances in the different exhibition spaces.

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.

Monograph Hardcover 296 pages 30 x 24 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 ORDER

Billy Sullivan, STILL LOOKING. Works 1969-2016, Edition Patrick Frey, 2016

Since the early 1970s Billy Sullivan has accompanied New York’s underground, art and fashion scenes with his camera, using the resultant photographic material as templates for oil paintings, pastel drawings and elaborate multi-part slideshow installations. Sullivan shows his friends, family, lovers and muses, as well as the worlds and demimondes in which they move: clubs, ateliers, rumpled hotel rooms and elegant beach houses. In Sullivan’s imagery, which dispenses with any chronological order, the underground scene, the cultural elite and high society are always very close together, as are surface and abyss, the lust for life and the transience of youth. This distillation of Sullivan’s photographs, paintings and drawings showcases an ongoing dialogue between camera and paintbrush that characterizes his work.

Sullivan’s pictures are intimate, sensual and minutely observed. In his latter-day paintings, moments captured by his camera forty years back look as though they’d taken place only yesterday, defying the passage of time. They are unabatedly existential in their painstaking observation of casual beauty, desire and love in their every facet – between family members, lovers, fly-by-night acquaintances and kindred artistic spirits.

Sullivan succeeds in doing wholly without shock effects, voyeurism, irony and maudlin melancholy. The key to his work lies in the sincerity with which he approaches his subjects and to which they respond in kind. He juxtaposes images without comment or value judgment, piecing them together into a visual autobiography that is at the same time a chronicle of bohemian New York.

Most beautiful Swiss books 2016

With texts by William J. Simmons and Linda Yablonsky.

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.

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