The Communist Guide to New York City was first published in 2008 by author and Russian-born conceptual artist Yevgeniy Fliks to accompany his exhibition and walking tour. Its current re-release takes the form of an historical document presenting a fascinating collection of 76 images of buildings, public places and sites throughout New York City connected to the history of the American Com-munist Party beginning in 1919. Documented are buildings that housed various Communist Party headquarters, including their current offices on West 23rd Street, residences of important American Communists such as John Reed and W. E. B. Du Bois, sites where organized strikes and demonstrations took place and court houses where American Communist leaders were tried during the McCarthy reign. Accompanying images are detailed captions and maps marking the locations throughout New York City. Essays by Olga Kopenkina, Kim Förster, and Yevgeniy Fiks. An independent poster accompanies this engaging softcover catalog that reassesses socialist concerns as we again face extreme division between the rich and poor in America.
Softcover w/poster / 4 ½ x 6 ¾ in. / 160 pp / 77 b&w
Retail Price: $15.00
Geopolitics and Contingencies on the Malvinas-Falklands Archipelago
Berlin-based Dutch artist Jasmijn Visser’s Conflict Atlas looks at history through the perspective of the Falklands Islands/Islas Malvinas, linking global events to local proceedings on the archipelago. Through a lively combination of writings, drawings, photos, maps and archival materials, Visser explores trade routes, colonial enterprises, patterns of migration, questions of identity, strategies in warfare and the role of the climate in social issues. In this fully illustrated oversized softcover publication, she conveys the field of tensions in the Malvinas-Falklands Archipelago by the multiplication and stratification of geographical sites, historical times and subjective views. Designed by Amsterdam-based strategic design studio Metahaven, Conflict Atlas opens up a new way of writing history, in which the nature of the history itself becomes visible: a chaotic sea of circumstances that, through the endless variation of contexts, has become so overwhelming that it dwarfs the human scale.
Softcover / 4 ½ x 6 ¾ in.
352 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $35.00
TAAK, THE NETHERLANDS