2008 / Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches
80 pp / extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-039-7 · Retail Price: $45.00
Despite making award-winning work spanning filmmaking, fiction, dance and acting, and participating in the 2009 Venice Biennale, Tel Aviv-born artist Keren Cytter can’t be accused of taking herself too seriously: “I studied art because I wanted to go to New York and wash dishes,” she says. This catalog from her 2010 show at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, collects six of her film scripts, a heady mix of love stories, violence, sex and murder. Her richly human non-linear narratives are often shot with a hand-held camera; scenes are repeated with different events, voiceovers or alternative dialogs; the results are hybrid docu-soaps mixing the sensibilities of home video and French auteurism.
MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM
2011 / Softcover / 5.25 x 8.25 inches
158 pp / 2 b&w and 52 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-02-3 · Retail Price: $24.95
The True Story of John Webber and His
Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
Published on the occasion of the performance of Show Real Drama, this unconventional documentation concentrates on a performance Keren Cytter developed for If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution’s edition of Masquerade. The selected contents focus on the performance’s development and the working process of D.I.E NOW, Cytter’s dance company. Contributions from Catherine Wood, who situates the performance in the history of international dance; Cytter, who presents a selection of gestures from the choreography; and performers Andrew Kerton and Dafna Maimon, who offer insight into the different stages of the performance on tour. The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content toured internationally, with performances at the Tate Modern and Performa 09, among other venues.
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Hardcover w/ unbound pages/
9 3/4 x 13 inches/ 36 pp/ Full color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-25-2 · Retail Price: $26.00
Terminal, an artist’s book conceived by Nora Schultz and Keren Cytter, follows Schultz’s latest performance, Terminal + (2014) at Tate Modern in London, and the exhibition I’m Honda (2015) at Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York. Using Google’s image search on the documentation of Schultz’s work to create an unexpected narrative of digital associations, Schultz and Cytter invited nine artists to contribute to this ever-expanding narrative. The new narrative deals with ideas such as authorship, copyright, surveillance and documentation. It kicks off with Ilan Bachl’s diary, continues with rippled text by Ulla Rossek and ends with an item from the Daily Mail about a couple who share their home with a Bengal tiger. Contributions by Ei Arakawa, Ilan Bachl, Keren Cytter, Matthew Dipple, Genoveva Filipovic, Dan Poston and David Zuckerman, Ulla Rossek, Nora Schultz and Sam Siwe.
A.P.E. (ART PROJECTS ERA), NEW YORK
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches
110 pp / 79 b&w and 31 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-197-0 · Retail Price: $22.00
The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats
June 2006, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
168 pp, 12 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 1-933128-09-7 · Retail Price: $24.95
Exploring scale and perception, Brazilian artist José Damasceno’s imaginative and surreal approach to sculpture is catalogued in this comprehensive, first-time monograph. The artist is best known for large-scale sculptures and installations that deconstruct and transform common objects—from pencils and cigarettes to hammers and strings—into the unfamiliar. Damasceno’s practice is preoccupied with the idea of morphing and transition, moving from one medium to another to form a layered process that tests the relationship between networks and diagrams to surprise and disorientate the viewer. From a solo show at the MCA Chicago to representing Brazil at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, Damasceno has crossed multiple borders to become firmly established in the contemporary art world. This in-depth survey features some 200 color illustrations, with texts by Aurora García and José Thomaz Brum, plus an interview between the artist and Tate Modern curator Ann Gallagher.
EDITORA COBOGÓ, RIO DE JANEIRO
Release Date: January 2015
9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 196 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-87-6 · Retail Price: $55.00
The Things You See When You Don’t Have a Grenade!
Of the work and ideas of Daniel J. Martinez, Peter Sellars has said: [He is] one of the most important and articulate artists of his generation. Impossible to pin down, a genuinely free spirit, he is actually fearless. What medium does he work in? Life. Where will he strike next? Who knows? This volume documents every major project Martinez has completed to date and includes his controversial and thought-provoking public art pieces. His cross-media cultural production is conceptual in its approach to photography, video, film, sculpture, and language in installation, performance, and public art. Adding depth and commentary to this complex body of work are critics and curators David Levi Strauss, Coco Fusco, Mary Jane Jacob, Susan Otto, Victor Zamudio-Taylor, and Roberto Bedoya. Designed by Tracey Schiffman.
1996, Softcover, 7 x 10 inches
120 pp, 86 b&w and 33 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-964-6426-6-2 · Retail Price: $25.00
Parables of Space, A Twenty-Four Year Survey
January 2007, Softcover with CD-ROM, 8 x 10.5 inches
40 pp, 26 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-1-893900-07-3 · Retail Price: $24.95
Featuring new works created for the 2011 Venice Biennale by film and video artist Tim Davies (who will represent Wales), this color catalog documents the artist’s powerful video and sculptural installations, known for challenging notions of colonial power and globalization. For example, Davies once returned a Victorian parquet floor to the rainforest of Belize where the wood was originally sourced by slaves. The catalog also examines the context of Davies’s previous works and process, including reproductions and installation photos. Featuring texts by cultural theorist Tessa Jackson and poet Owen Sheers, and an interview between the artist and curators Tom Rowland and Ann Jones to discuss the Biennale project in detail.
October 2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 10 inches
96 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-43-2 · Retail Price: $29.95
Fine Arts continues Belgian artist duo Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys’s playful and dystopic approach to depicting the human condition. For this project, they became watercolorists, culling a range of quotidian and historical images from the Internet. The exhibition catalog includes over 90 watercolors from their recent traveling exhibition (CCA, SF; MoMA PS1, NY; and Raven Row, London) in a glossy format reminiscent of a picture book or auction catalog. Deadpan images of the banal, the fanciful, the tragic and the grievous are presented without comment. Nostalgia and innocence are dimly stirred and questioned. Although watercolor is associated with pastoral and colonialist scenes, the contemporary mode of sourcing the images implies that these pictures might not be matters of the past. De Gruyter & Thys have been working together since the late 1980s. Their photographs, drawings, objects and videos are steeped in black humor and critical (self)-reflection and often overlap reality, fiction and suppressed histories.
MOMA PS1, NEW YORK
CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCISCO
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 ½ x 10 ¾ inches / 100 pp / 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-209-0 · Retail Price: $36.00