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 Softcover 144 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 26 out of stock

Stephan Dillemuth, Sound and Smoke—A Revue in Pictures, Sternberg Press, 2017

This catalogue illustrates Stephan Dillemuth’s elaborate solo show at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, through installation photographs as well as texts by art historian Kerstin Stakemeier and theorist Helmut Draxler. The exhibition presented newly conceived works alongside works from the 1980s exhibited for the first time. Dillemuth’s paintings, sculptures, video projections, and assemblages are brought together as a theatrical social group. Plaster-cast limbs appear unexpectedly from the ceiling, enmeshed within clock cogs or combined with boars’ heads, cattle ears, and deer feet. Dillemuth’s Bayernbilder (1979) were inspired by sentimental and trivial postcard motifs from Bavarian spa towns. In Schönheitsgalerie (1985), featuring over fifty works, Dillemuth explores questions of representation. His gallery turns against the idea of external beauty and how it is represented in art. The paintings, like the faces, develop a life of their own through the process of painting, which makes it possible to see a new kind of “beauty.” Works that Dillemuth produced in the late 1980s in Chicago, exhibited for the first time, resemble disco decorations, and glitter in the light of a video projection. Is disco a “theater of cruelty”—an ecstatic place where all images, whether ugly or beautiful, mean or seductive, are transcendent?

Addressing the question of the role of the artist in society, Dillemuth challenges the contemporary imperative that artists, as exemplars of individuality, are required to have a distinct authorial identity. Despite a history of working collaboratively and prioritizing artistic research, at the Künstlerhaus Dillemuth exposes himself as a solo artist, reconstructing the history of his work from the margins of group life that has taken shape in the midst of it. Here he reveals the consistency of the farce of his ego, the heroic yet bad-mannered delinquent artist subject. Dillemuth presents his aging body for all to see, playing with the boundaries between inside and outside, institution and alternative, and life and form.

Edited by Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz
Texts by Kerstin Stakemeier, Helmut Draxler

Copublished with Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

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.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover with dust jacket 600 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 48 out of stock

Seth Siegelaub, Beyond Conceptual Art, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Stedelijk Museum, 2016

Seth Siegelaub was a man of many talents, many of which remain unknown to the general public. The exhibition catalogue Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art explores Siegelaub’s colorful life on the basis of an extensive chronology. Containing several essays and other unpublished material including interviews, archival materials and images, the catalogue offers an original survey of Siegelaub’s work and of his vast and varied career.

The exhibition and catalogue have been compiled by Leontine Coelewij and Sara Martinetti. The catalogue contains contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, Götz Lankau and others, and is designed by Irma Boom.


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 24 pages 15 x 21 cm Texts in French   Pen marks on the cover,
o/w Fine
      EUR 70 ORDER

Matta, Peintures – Dessins, Galerie Iolas, 1963

Catalogue publié à l'occasion de l'exposition éponyme à la Galerie Iolas, Genève, du 15 novembre au 7 décembre 1963.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 272 pages 30 x 24 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 74 ORDER

Alexander Calder & Fischli / Weiss, Hatje Cantz, 2016

The American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Swiss artists Peter Fischli (*1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) have sought and found quintessential ways of rendering a moment of fragile balance in art—a temporary state at once precarious and propitious. With Calder’s groundbreaking invention of the mobile in the early nineteen thirties, and Fischli/Weiss’s collaborative creative work from 1979 onwards, these artists each lent the theme of fragile balance an iconic form of a very different kind. At first glance, both positions could hardly be more different; later, however, they proved to be two sides of the same coin, the result of different perspectives on the same theme at different times. The elaborately designed, richly illustrated catalogue with accompanying essays provides extensive insight into both oeuvres.

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

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.

Monograph, Exhibition catalogue First ed. of 600 copies Softcover 40 pages Texts in English   Used cover
o/w very good condition
      EUR 38 out of stock

Tony Oursler, White Trash and Phobic, Centre d'art contemporain, Genève, 1993

Published on the occasion of a show at Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland / Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany on May 14 - June 27, 1993. Introduction by Elizabeth Janus.

Monograph, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 420 pages 27 x 21 cm Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 80 out of stock

Dan Graham, Œuvres 1965-2000, Paris musées, 2001

Catalogue rétrospectif en français avec des textes de Markus Müller, Thierry de Duve, Rhea Anastas, Brian Hatton, Eric de Bruyn et John Miller ainsi qu’un entretien entre l’artiste et Benjamin H.D. Buchloh et une biographie en bande dessinée par Fumihiro Nonomura et Ken Tanimoto. Importante chronologie des œuvres de 1965-2000 dans l’esprit d’un catalogue raisonné.

Artist's book, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 50 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 50 ORDER

Lawrence Weiner, & Then Show and Tell. Les films et vidéos de Lawrence Weiner, Sous-sol, 1992

Cette brocure rassemble les synopsis des films et vidéos de Lawrence Weiner, et fut réalisée par l'artiste à l'occasion de l'exposition éponyme à Sous-sol, École suppérieure d'art visuel, Genève, du 2 au 27 mars 1992.

Avec des textes de Catherine Quéloz, Pierre Vadi, Jérôme Hentsch, et une discussion entre Lawrence Weiner, Bartomeu Mari et Dieter Schwarz.

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.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 196 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 55 out of stock

Johan Kugelberg, The Tattooed Dragon Meets The Wolfman: Lenny Kaye’s Science Fiction Fanzines 1941–1970, Boo Hooray, 2014

This book gathers the science fiction fanzine collection of Lenny Kaye, member of The Patti Smith Group, legendary compiler of Nuggets, music historian, and a once teenage SF fanzine editor/publisher/contributor. Ranging from 1941 to 1970, these fanzines represent ground zero for the zine explosion that was to come years later in rock, punk, skate, fashion, and art.

Primarily published on mimeograph machines, science-fiction fanzines were initially small-run circulars traded amongst fans that offered criticism, letters to the editor, and gossip amongst the SF, fantasy, and horror communities from the 1930s up until digital. These fanzines are about science-fiction subculture, sometimes serious, sometimes crazy, and sometimes serious and crazy. 

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 152 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 54 ORDER

Christian Marclay, Liquids, White Cube, 2015

The recent paintings of Christian Marclay (born 1955) take as their point of departure wet sounds suggestive of the action of painting. These paintings, winkingly bridging Abstract Expressionism and Pop art, represent a continuation of the artist’s longstanding experimentation with the relationship between images and sounds. Christian Marclay: Liquids, published to accompany the artist’s solo exhibition at White Cube, includes these recent Onomatopoeia paintings, the recent films "Pub Crawl" (2014) and "Surround Sounds" (2014) and an installation of found glassware. Revered in the worlds of art and music for a body of work that bridges both camps, Marclay planned a lively program of collaborative musical performances led by the London Sinfonietta to accompany his exhibition and set up facilities for the on-site recording, pressing and screenprinting of vinyl records in the gallery, also documented in this volume.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 72 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French   cover sun-faded, but inside very good       EUR 25 ORDER

Jacno, Typographie, Affiches, Livres, Emballages, Musée de l'affiche et de la publicité, 1982

"La plupart des Français fréquentent quotidiennement Marcel Jacno sans le savoir... Leur paquet de Gauloises, c'est lui, le titre de leur France Soir, c'est encore lui. De sa rencontre avec Jean Vilar naît sa véritable carrière : il dessine les affiches du T.N.P. dont il crée la lettre "Chaillot" puis, dans la foulée, celles du Festival d'Avignon qui l'amènent, au fil des années, à redessiner l'image des principaux théâtres parisiens : Théâtre de France, Comédie-Française, Bouffes du Nord et l'Athénée Louis Jouvet."

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 148 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 80 out of stock

William Leavitt, Theater Objects, MOCA, 2011

This catalogue accompanied the first solo museum exhibition and retrospective of Los Angeles-based artist William Leavitt (b. 1941 Washington, D.C.). A key figure associated with the emergence and foundations of conceptual art in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and '70s, Leavitt is primarily concerned with narrative and narrative forms. Since 1969, his works have employed ordinary fragments of popular and vernacular culture and modernist architecture.

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Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover Texts in English   New       EUR 80 ORDER

Paul Thek, Shrine, Kolumba, 2013

Edited by Stefan Kraus, Ulrike Surmann, Marc Steinmann and Barbara von Flüe, with texts by Joachim M.Plotzek, Dirk Teuber, Michael Nickel, Friedhelm Mennekes, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Susanne Neubauer and Katharina Winnekes. Contains 770 illustrations.

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.

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