Movements, Deals and Drinks
Myvillages, Kahtrin Böhm & Miranda Pope (Eds.)
Company is part of a long-term art project by Myvillages investigating the collective endeavor of “picking days,” during which from the 1800s to the 1950s working-class Londoners went to the Kent countryside in late summer to harvest fruit and make beverages. The study of this 150-year migration reveals complex social currency, histories and politics of access to the countryside, food production, everyday culture and current interest in communing. Following the production cycles through text and numerous historical as well as contemporary photographs, the authors remind us that rural and urban conditions are inherently connected in multiple ways. Myvillages is a pan-national artist group founded in 2003 by Kathrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra and Antje Schiffers. Its work addresses the evolving relationship between the rural and the urban and different forms of production, preconceptions and power relationships through long-term projects with a focus on the local.
January 2016 / Softcover
6 x 8 1/2 inches / 272 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-56-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
Nick Aikens & Polly Staple (Eds.)
Following the theme of her previous publication Support Structures (2010) and written in the intimate format of a conversation, artist Céline Condorelli explores the history and philosophical nature of friendship. London-based Condorelli, who has shown at the Centre Pompidou and Serpentine Gallery, is most interested in what friendships have been left out of normative, patriarchal history. Why is the philosophical discourse dominated by or only about men? Why have no women philosophers written about friendship? And what about friendships between other excluded groups–slaves or pirates? Through conversations with sociologist Avery F. Gordon, philosopher Johan Frederik Hartle and curators Nick Aikens and Polly Staple, this thoughtful book addresses the practice of friendship as a way of being in the world, and most importantly, how friendship conditions the way we work together.
VAN ABBEMUSEUM, THE NETHERLANDS
Release Date: October 2014
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 146 pp / 20 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-906012-64-9 · Retail Price: $25.00
One Year at Ludlow 38
Clara Meister (Ed.)
Each year, New York’s Ludlow 38 exhibition space hosts the MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residency, highlighting the work of an emerging German curator. This publication gives an overview of the 2012 resident, Clara Meister. Meister’s program focused on different concepts of translation; she brought together an interdisciplinary exhibition program based on the assumption that artistic ideas can be translated into disparate forms and can take on varying modes of expres- sion. Meister organized four solo exhibitions with Natalie Czech, Bo Christian Larsson, Saâdane Afif, and Maria Loboda, a collaborative project called A Dog Republic, and several small poster publications which constitute the individual chapters of the book. Writers, artists, and thinkers were invited to contribute playful essays that were either a source of inspiration for the exhibition or linked to its ideas.
MINI GOETHE-INSTITUT CURATORIAL RESIDENCIES LUDLOW 38, NY
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 4 1/2 x 7 inches
294 pp / 43 b&w, 57 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-57-3 · Retail Price: $22.00
40 x 40
Berlin-based artist Claudia Comte has create an intriguing new artist book that functions as an alternative exhibition space for her art works to be viewed and explored. On each oversized double-page spread, the x- and y-axes of the Cartesian coordinate system become a playful mathematical space in which Comte explores the possibilities of her sculptures and geometric patterns. The resulting shapes playfully evolve and revolve around the point of origin where the axes meet, creating a rigorous array of visual combinations and permutations that turn this fascinating book into a two-dimensional sculpture. With the horizontal axis dividing each page into two planes, and the vertical axis along the fold of the book turning the planes into four, the book can suddenly be read from all directions. The massive size and choice to eliminate any text allows a purely visual experience to unfold. Comte has recently show at the Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, N.Y. (2016); the König Galerie, Berlin (2016) and the Gladstone Gallery, N. Y. (2015).
May 2017, Softcover
7 ¾ x 15 ¾ in. / 416 pp / 1000 color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-27-2 · Retail Price: $75.00
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.
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
Mike Kelley and John Miller
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
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.
2011 / Softcover / 5.5 x 8.75 inches / 216 pp / 241 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9830773-0-5 · Retail Price: $18.00
Art After Death
Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick
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
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.
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
Ellen Blumenstein & Heike Catherina Mertens (Eds.)
A first-time publication for fast-moving British collaborative artist Kate Cooper (b. 1984) accompanies her solo exhibition at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2015—the result of receiving the 2014 Schering Stiftung Art Award. Cooper is co-founder of artist collective Auto Italia South East, and moves between solo and collaborative works addressing issues of capitalism and commercialism. For the KW Institute, Cooper focused around a fictional space titled Look Book. Through digital videos, installations and digitally altered photographic works, she explores the role of gender and the agency of images. For Cooper, producing images is akin to building infrastructure. Her computer-generated bodies are imbued with power and put to work. The oversized catalog designed to accentuate Cooper’s re-appropriation of female ad images, captures the essence of glossy fashion and lifestyle magazines. Included is a new short story by Hannah Black, texts by Ellen Blumenstein and Christina Weiss, plus subtitles and slogans by Catherine Wood.
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 ½ x 13 in. / 80 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-225-0 · Retail Price: $26.00