Art Brut, Exhibition catalogue 320 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 34 ORDER

Helen Hirsch, Katrin Luchsinger, An Lehninger, Extraordinaire! Unknown Works from Swiss Psychiatric Institutions around 1900, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018

There has been a rapid rise in interest in recent years in art created by people suffering from mental illness, with new museums dedicated to it, major surveys, and attention from the media and public. Yet there has been little research undertaken to systematically examine this body of art.

Extraordinary! presents the results of an exceptional research project undertaken at the Zurich University of the Arts that documented and examined art produced in asylums and mental hospitals throughout Switzerland around 1900. Varied in style and media, the works often mark long periods of dedicated and passionate work and reveal remarkable technical and artistic prowess. They serve, the editors show, as both an expression of their creators’ ideas and an act of compensation for, and their own ciriticism of, the dull and often hard life at the institutions they treaded.

Featuring a diverse selection of previously unpublished works, Extraordinary! questions our contemporary understanding of art, encouraging the reader to engage with these artists and their work and thereby revisit the very idea of what constitutes art.

Exhibition catalogue 327 pages Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 38 ORDER

Rainer Michael Mason, Moderne Postmoderne. Deux cas d'école : l'avant-garde russe et hongroise 1916-1925, Giorgio de Chirico 1924-1934, Éditions du Tricorne, 1988

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.

 

Exhibition catalogue, Poetry First Edition Softcover Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 280 ORDER

Bernard Blistène, Poésure et peintrie, Musées de Marseille, 1993

En contrepoint de l'exposition "Poésure et Peintrie" qu'organisent, dans le cadre de la Vieille Charité, les Musées de Marseille, un ouvrage fait le point sur une histoire jusqu'ici fragmentaire et mal connue. A l'aide des meilleurs chercheurs et théoriciens traitant chacun l'un des aspects du sujet, le livre explore les relations qui se sont construites, de la naissance de l'époque moderne jusqu'à nos jours, entre poésie et peinture. Il ne s'agit pas pour autant d'une histoire des poètes qui ont peint, mais plus subtilement des passages et des liens qui se sont établis autour d'une poésie qui s'est faite image pour devenir un véritable fait plastique. Du Coup de dés de Mallarmé aux calligrammes d'Apollinaire ou de Pierre Albert-Birot, des Mots en liberté futuristes aux jeux Dada et à l'optophonétisme de Raoul Hausmann ou la Ursonate de Kurt Schwitters, des poèmes-objets de Breton aux logogrammes de

Christian Dotremont, du zaoum d'Iliazd aux crirythmes de Dufrêne, de la poésie concrète à la poésie visuelle ou sonore, autant de " genres " qu'on a tenus à l'écart ou dans la marge des grandes novations esthétiques du siècle et auxquels cette exposition et l'ouvrage qui l'accompagne tentent de donner leur véritable place.

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

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 75 ORDER

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hou Hanru, Cities on the move, CAPC, Secession, 1998

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru, the exhibition “Cities on the Move” exuded the cacophony of the Asian hyper-architecture that it took as its model. Physically mimicking the controlled chaos of these evolving Asian urban landscapes, the curators brought together contributions by over 70 artists and architects working in and around Asia. They attempted to map the uniquely hybrid manifestations of Asian urban modernization, which they describe in terms of Rem Koolhaas’s notion of “Cities of Exacerbated Difference” (COEDs).

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 112 pages Texts in English and Japanese   Very good condition       EUR 130 ORDER

Hélène Fleiss, エレン―フレンチ・フォトグラフィ?, rockin'on inc., 1997

Contains pictures by Anette Aurell, Mauricio Guillen, Anders Eoström, Chrisophe Brunnquell, Anne-Iris Guiyonnet, Laetitia Benat, Ronal Stoops, Camille Vivier, Mark Borthwick, Banu Cennetoglu, Vidya & Jean-Michel, Claude Closky, Georges Tony Stoll, Horst Diekgerdes.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at gallery THE deep, Tokyo, October 13 – November 15, 1997. Exhibition organized by Elein Fleiss and Makoto Ohrui.

Editorial direction : Elein Fleiss / Purple Institute
Art direction and design : Makoto Ohrui / Fiction, Inc.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 288 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 68 ORDER

Manuela Ammer, Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit, Painting 2.0. Expression in the Information Age, Prestel, 2016

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at mumock, Vienna, from June 4 to November 6, 2016, curated by David Joselit and Achim Hochdörfer with Manuela Ammer.

The exhibition places our sustained interest in contemporary painting and the continuous expansion of digital technologies within a surprising historical context. It goes back to the dawn of the information age in the 1960s and shows how painting already then developed in productive friction with mass culture and its media. From the arrival of television to the so-called internet revolution, painting has consistently succeeded in integrating the mechanisms that seemed to herald its own death.

With more than two hundred artworks by more than one hundred artists, Painting 2.0 tells the multifaceted story of painting from the 1960s to the present. Painting is seen as a form of practice that—contrary to canonical accounts—in no way shies away from increasing media realities, but rather faces the challenges head on. One driving force in this development is the collision of visual codes of the spectacle with the traces of painterly expressivity. Painting 2.0 shows that the expressive gesture was again and again connected with the desire to reintegrate the virtual world of the information age into the material realm of the human body. In painting over the last fifty years, the contrary domains of the human and the technological, and the analog and the digital have proven to be intrinsically intertwined.

Cinema, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 124 pages Texts in German & French   New       EUR 25 ORDER

Coll., Film Implosion! Experimental Cinema in Switzerland, Revolver Publishing, 2017

La création de films expérimentaux en Suisse est prolifique et riche en surprises. Nombreux sont les créateurs qui ont rompu avec les méthodes appliquées habituellement lors de la réalisation d’un film en expérimentant directement sur le film, en produisant des films documentaires non-conformistes, des œuvres politiques ou féministes, des fictions et des installations vidéo. Pour eux, dont Dieter Meier, Fredi M. Murer ou Pipilotti Rist, le film expérimental marqua souvent le début d’une carrière qui allait se retrouver dans d'autres catégories de films ou d'art.

Catalogue publié à l'occasion de l'exposition Film Implosion! à Fri Art, Fribourg (21 novembre 2015 - 21 février 2016) et à Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (3 février - 9 avril, 2017) qui lève le voile sur un pan méconnu de l'histoire de l'art helvétique en proposant la première exposition entièrement consacrée au cinéma expérimental en Suisse. Celle-ci présente un large panorama des pratiques d'expérimentation dans les médiums du cinéma en particulier, mais également de la vidéo, depuis les années 1960.

Édité par François Bovier, Balthazar Lovay, Sylvain Menétrey et Dan Soblach.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 272 pages 28 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 36 ORDER

Julie Ault, Show & Tell: A Chronique of Group Material, Four Corners Books, 2010

This is the first monograph celebrating Group Material, the New York-based artists collaborative known for its socio-political art practice. Collated by former group members, the book charts the development, projects and contexts of the group’s activities, drawing heavily from the group's own archive and including original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence, artefacts and texts. 45 projects from the group's lifetime (1979–1996) are represented through installation photography, original proposals, exhibition statements, press releases, and responses, while the emblematic exhibition project 'AIDS Timeline' is examined in detail, including in newly conducted interviews.

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.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 100 pages Texts in German & French   Very good condition       EUR 27 ORDER

Luciano Castelli, Images / Bilder 1972–1988, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 1989

Catalogue publié à l'occasion l'exposition éponyme de Luciano Castelli au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, du 14 avril au 4 juin 1989.

Exhibition catalogue First edition of 300 copies Softcover 18 pages 21 x 16 cm Texts in Deutsch   New
name of the former owner written on the first page,
      EUR 16 ORDER

Emil Michael Klein, Flora Klein, Peter Klein, Ausstellung, auto-publié, 2016

Catalogue publié à l'occasion d'une exposion de Flora Klein, Emil Klein et Peter Klein à la Galerie Zur Matze, Kunstverein Oberwallis, Brig, du 9 novembre au 30 novembre 2014.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 448 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 62 out of stock

Coll., Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Walker Art Center, 2015

Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and political utopia. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus-Rucker-Co and ONYX; the installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan Hills, Mark Boyle, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida; the experimental films of Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner and John Whitney; posters and prints by Emory Douglas, Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso; documentation of performances by the Diggers and the Cockettes; publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog; books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more.

While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known, its cultural production remains comparatively under-examined. In this substantial volume, scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti-design movements emerging in Europe and North America; the print revolution in the graphic design of books, posters and magazines; and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics. Through a profusion of illustrations, interviews with figures including: Gerd Stern of USCO; Ken Isaacs; Gunther Zamp Kelp of Haus-Rucker-Co; Ron Williams and Woody Rainey of ONYX; Franco Raggi of Global Tools; Tony Martin; Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit of Drop City; as well as new scholarly writings, this book explores the conjunction of the countercultural ethos and the modernist desire to fuse art and life.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 223 pages 33 x 25 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 60 ORDER

Emma Lavigne (ed.), Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 1887–2058, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2015

Catalogue de l'exposition éponyme de l'artiste française au Centre Pompidou, Paris, 23 septembre 2015 – 1er février 2016. 

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster nourrit son oeuvre d'une mémoire vivante du cinéma, de la littérature et des structures ouvertes de l'architecture et de la musique. À caractère rétrospectif et prospectif, l'exposition propose dans l'espace une chronologie ouverte, qui s'étend de 1887 à 2058. Elle conjugue plusieurs siècles et plusieurs climats en trouvant son origine à la fin du 19ème siècle, traverse les expériences du 20ème siècle et projette le spectateur dans des paysages et des intérieurs tropicaux ou désertiques, biographiques ou dystopiques. Ces réalités parallèles, ces espaces scéniques – où coexistent les genres du paysage, du portrait et des chambres d'époque – deviennent une demeure de fiction aux multiples entrées. Telle une machine à voyager dans le temps, le catalogue Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 1887–2058 retrace la timeline ouverte que déploie l'exposition.

Sous la direction d'Emma Lavigne, avec les contributions de Tristan Bera, Elia Biezunski, Nicole Brenez, Pablo León de la Barra, Catherine Millet et Enrique Vila-Matas.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 275 pages 28 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Josephine Pryde, The Enjoyment of Photography, JRP|Ringier, 2015

This publication presents a broad selection of Josephine Pryde's work from 1990 to 2014. In photographic works that encompass the full range of the medium's historical and current genres, styles, and techniques, but also through sculpture and writing, the Berlin- and London-based artist (*1967) offers incisive, often ironic, and provocative commentary on the values, hierarchies, and economies subtending the field of contemporary art against the backdrop of larger societal shifts. Estranging the familiar or conversely expressing the common in a radically unforeseen manner, Pryde's ingenuous choice of subject matter, unusual formal solutions and surprising juxtapositions continue to capture international exhibition audiences.

Featuring more than 350 color images, this most comprehensive monograph available on Pryde's work to date appears subsequent to the artist's mid-career survey exhibitions at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and at Kunsthalle Bern in 2012.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 40 pages Texts in German & French   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Yo Sermayer, Voici: “Peinture d'ameublement“, Kunstmuseum Bern, 1983

“Tout a commencé avec une photo montrant Marcel Duchamp en conversation avec Robert Lebel dans son atelier. Au mur figure un tableau représentant deux sièges vides. Jacques Caumont et Jenifer Gough-Cooper, longtemps intrigués par cette peinture, mirent quelques temps à en retrouver l'auteur: Yo Sermayer. L'oeuvre s'intitule 'Conversations'.“

 

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 123 pages Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 30 ORDER

Adolf Wölfli, Adolf Wölfli, Kunstmuseum Bern, 1976

“Naturaliste, poète, écrivain, dessinateur, compositeur, ouvrier agricole, trayeur, manoeuvre, jardinier, plâtrier, cimentier, cheminot, journalier, rémouleur, pêcheur, matelot, chasseur, faneur, croque-mort, et soldat du 3e bataillon de l'Emmental, compagnie 3, section 3. Eh bien ! !
Saint-Adolf II, “algébrateur“, maréchal et directeur musical, directeur de théâtres géants, tout puissant capitaine de bateaux à vapeur géants et Dr de l'histoire de l'art et de la science, directeur de la fabrication de cahiers d'algèbre et de géographie ainsi que général des chasseurs. Inventeur de 160 découvertes de haute valeur, réalisées personnellement et brevetées chacunes par le tsar de Russie, glorieux vainqueur de nombreuses et puissantes batailles gigantesques.“


Avec des textes de Alfred Bader, Peter Bichsel, Hemmo Müller-Suur, Elsbeth Pulver, Elka Spoerri, Theodor Spoerri, Harald Szeemann.

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