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TONY CONRAD

Two Degrees of Separation / Über zwel Ecken

Gareth Long & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)

Tony Conrad (b. 1940) is considered the first true crossover artist. Composer, experimental filmmaker, sound artist, teacher and writer and video artist, Conrad was an early member of Theatre of Eternal Music, aka The Dream Syndicate, which included John Cale and LaMonte Young among others, and utilized intonation and sustained sound to produce “dream music.” He migrated from music to film in 1960s New York, producing the iconic structuralist film The Flicker (1965). This slim monograph accompanying Conrad’s eponymous exhibition (Kunsthalle Wien) includes critic Jonathan Walley’s essay “A Show That’s Almost Invisible,” on the installation’s relationship to “the woman-in-prison” film subgenre, silent music and Italian Renaissance perspective. In conversation with the artist, German cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen elicits important insights on Conrad’s unique position in contemporary art. Color photographs of the installation depict Conrad’s ongoing teasing out of the power structures that determine our gazes.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, AUSTRIA
February 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 5 x 7 ½ inches / 96 pp / 18 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-169-7 · Retail Price: $18.00

CONSOLATION PRIZE

Mike Kelley and John Miller

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
2001, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
64 pp, 1 b&w and 19 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-88865-614-9 · Retail Price: $25.00

CONTRA MUNDUM I – VII

This inaugural volume from Oslo Editions gathers edited transcripts from a series of talks held at the Mandrake, an artist-run bar in Los Angeles, on the theme of “contra mundum” or “against the world.” Taking its cue from Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited, the contributors consider the collective potential of (anti)sociality and the possibility of building your own world. Subjects include the furniture of Donald Judd, private issue New Age records, the animal as a subject in Hollywood, self-banishment in Shakespeare, zombie films, pirates and piracy, and Mark E. Smith, legendary vocalist for post-punk band, the Fall. Featuring contributions from artists Rupert Deese, Elad Lassry, Anthony Pearson and Frances Stark, and critics Aaron Kunin, Matthew Taylor Raffety, and Evan Calder Williams.

OLSO EDITIONS, LOS ANGELES
2011 / Softcover / 5.5 x 8.75 inches / 216 pp / 241 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9830773-0-5 · Retail Price: $18.00

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COUNTESS OF CASTIGLIONE

Art After Death

Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick
ARCHIVE, Los Angeles
2001, Volume 1, Audio CD 44:32 TRT
5 1/2 x 5 inch plastic jewel box
8-panel color foldout with text and images
ISBN: 0-9703860-0-1 · Retail Price: $15.00

A COOKBOOK FOR POLITICAL IMAGINATION

Sebastian Chichocki and Galit Eilat

A Cookbook for Political Imagination accompanies the exhibition at the 2011 Venice Biennale’s Polish Pavilion titled … and Europe will be stunned. The first book from the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland is not a traditional exhibition catalog. Instead, it is a manual of political instructions and “recipes”, delivered by more than 40 international authors. Entries range from manifestos, artistic contributions and fiction to elements of visual identity and guidance for members of the movement. It even contains some actual recipes for food. Designed by Guy Saggee from Shual Studio, Tel Aviv with contributions by Gish Amit, Yazid Anani, Ariella Azoulay, Marek Beylin, Achim Borchardt-Hume, Andrea Geyer, Daniel Hendrickson, Rafał Jakubowicz, Wam Kat, Yuval Kremnitzer, Renzo Martens, Oliver Ressler, Sarah Rifky, Lia Perjovschi and others.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
October 2011 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 388 pp / 22 b&w and 66 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-53-5 · Retail Price: $34.95

Cornceptual Popstraction

Beautiful/Decay Magazine, California
May 2004, Softcover, 5 1/2 x 8 inches
64 pp, extensive color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9761841-0-9 · Retail Price: $15.00

AARON CURRY & RICHARD HAWKINS

Cornfabulation

This gorgeous artist’s book project documents the eponymous collaborative exhibition between Aaron Curry and Richard Hawkins at David Kordansky Gallery in 2011. Brian Roettinger’s book design is a true highlight—the unique smyth-sewn volume has eight page-folded signatures showing detail shots on the external pages, with a perforated- finish top and a flush-cut open bottom that reveals full images of works and installation views in shades of lime green, chartreuse and shocking purple. Reveling in critical juxtapositions—Curry’s sculptures offer evocative reworkings of biomorphic imagery of the mid-century avant- garde; Hawkins’s collages, paintings and installations focus on voyeurism and the male form—both artists draw from high and low culture with equal zeal. Featured texts by Richard Hawkins and Stuart Krimko.

DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
July 2013 / Limited edition of 1000 /
Exhibition catalog / Softcover/ 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 128 pp / 39 color
ISBN: 978-0-9891598-1-4 · Retail Price: $100.00

Corporate Mentality

John Kelsey and Aleksandra Mir
LUKAS & STERNBERG, NEW YORK
Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Finland
February 2003, English and German text
Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
256 pp, 105 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9711193-1-7 · Retail Price: $39.95

COSMIC LAUGHTER NO. 1

Timewave zero, then what?

Fabian Marti & Cristina Ricupero (Eds.)

The doomsday phenomenon of “2012” refers to eschatological beliefs predicting transformative events on December 21, 2012. By now, not only spiritual seekers have the conviction that something has to change. Still, there are different interpretations of the meaning of that specific date. Beyond the lunatic fringe views regarding the end of the world, a more constructive reading of the phenom- enon is found in New Age circles, claiming that 2012 might be the beginning of a higher consciousness in humanity upon the realization that, in fact, Western systems have not brought mass prosperity and fulfillment as once imagined. Texts by Gary Lachman and Ana Teixeira Pinto.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
URSULA BLICKLE STIFTUNG, GERMANY
January 2013/ German & English
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 134 pp
53 b&w / 68 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-47-4 · Retail Price: $30.00

ROBERT COUTELAS

I seek the small golden hand

Yoko Mori, Kayo Matsuoka & Machi Ishima (Eds.)

It is hard not to be moved by the raw, poignant images crafted by “outsider” artist Robert Coutelas (Paris, 1930–1985). Though trained as a stonemason and painter, Coutelas quickly rejected the art world of the 1960s, electing to live and work in poverty. He painted in gouache and oils on discarded pieces of cardboard and created ceramic works from clay collected in the city and fired in his potbelly stove. This detailed monograph presents over 160 images plus three insightful essays capturing the man’s artistic process and yearning for the life of the medieval craftsman and art popular of the streets of Paris. His whimsical, humorous and sometimes melancholy works flow from literal to mythical in paintings such as My Ancestors, suggesting medieval religious paintings and his cartes, a kind of tarot deck of signs and mystical references. Only after his death was Coutelas discovered, first among academics, then within the inner art worlds of Paris and Japan and last the US, where his work is found in museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Contributions by Mariko Kishi-Molia (Executor of the Coutelas estate), Toshiyuki Horie (Novelist and specialist in French literature), Hiroshi Sugito (Artist), and Kayo Matsuoka (Curator, Museé Bernard Buffet).

NOHARA, JAPAN
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 x 10 in. / 224 pp / 156 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-34-0 · Retail Price: $49.95