Forms of Cultural Appropriation
Named for Susan Sontag’s legendary 1969 film, this book brings together current commentary on the controversial issues of cultural imperialism in the Dutch East Indies. In meaty texts and film excerpts by Raimond Chaves, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hans Heijnen, Paulo Herkenhoff, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ossama Mohammed, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Jose Alejandro Restrepo and others, the project tackles topics like post-war cultural imperialism, forms of urban creole sub-cultures, and the role of institutions designed to classify and display the artifacts of other cultures. Includes stills from Andy Warhol’s cult-classic film, Susan Sontag. A rich buffet of ideas and images, this book is the final product of a multi-disciplinary program produced at Agentur, a project space in Amsterdam.
AGENTUR, THE NETHERLANDS
2011 / Softcover / 6.25 x 9.25 inches / 84 pp / 40 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-21-2 · Retail Price: $25.00
2006, Exhibition catalog
Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
160 pp, 138 color reproductions
ISBN: 3-936859-32-9 · Retail Price: $66.00
2003 / English and German / Softcover
8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches / 68 pp /5 b&w and 27 color
ISBN: 0-9726806-9-1 · Retail Price: $29.95
Steinar Sekkingstad & Solveig Øvstebø (Eds.)
A first-time monograph for young Norwegian artist and provocateur Gardar Eide Einarsson accompanies his in-depth survey Versuchsstation des Weltuntergangs (Experimental Doomsday Station), held at the Bergen Kunsthall. Einarsson is one of the sharpest contemporary critics of machismo street culture; his multimedia productions don’t so much celebrate freedom from authority as they cleverly demonstrate the painful limits of transgressive acts. Documented is a large cross selection of work, including large-scale neon signs, graffiti-like paintings, gallery installations and photography, spanning more than a decade. Three commissioned essays from Index magazine editor Bob Nickas, philosopher Nick Land and art historian Martin Herbert. This generously illustrated book also includes unique works included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
BERGEN KUNSTHALL, NORWAY
September 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches / 230 pp
6 b&w and 128 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-77-1 · Retail Price: $54.00
Francesca Habsburg, Agnes Husslein-Arco & Daniela Zyman (Eds.)
Sumptuously illustrated and amply explicated, Baroque Baroque captures in this impressive oversized catalog the vision and ambition of Icelandic-Danish artist Eliasson’s installations of works from two collections (TBA 21 and Vergez) in the extraordinary baroque setting of Vienna’s Winter Palace. Full-bleed color photographs and thoughtful essays by the exhibition curators and writers/theorists present Eliasson’s artistic encounter with the baroque setting, focusing on how space, perception and cognition reflect the realms of politics, technology and the Anthropocene. A force in the contemporary international art community since the 1990s, Eliasson’s large-scale installations and sculptures rooted in the American Light Space and Earthworks movements use light, water and air temperature to enhance and engage viewer experience. His work can be seen in major museum collections worldwide, including a monumental installation in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London. Writings by Mario Codognao, Irmgard Emmelhainz and Paul Feigelfeld, Mirjam Schaub, Georg Lechner and Daniela Zyman.
TBA 21, VIENNA
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog /English & German
Softcover / 9 x 13 ¼ in. / 272 pages / 70 b&w and 77 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-213-7 · Retail Price: $42.00
Minimetal 11 Mantras
When Swiss graphic designers/painters/musicians Nik Emch (b. 1967) and Laurent Goei (b. 1964) teamed up to form the punk group Minimetal, they created a new hybrid art form combining music and performance art into “soundsculptures,” which influenced a wave of young contemporary artists in Europe and the US in the 1990s. Their pieces were a veritable torrent of guitar sounds, drums, vocals and images, carrying their audience off into hypnotic states. This combination artist book / interactive sound book is equally avant-garde. Minimetal 11 Mantras is a substantial publication with over 260 color images documenting the group’s performance history, chronology and lyrics from the duo’s original 11 songs plus an additional 13 hours of Minimetal’s music and videos, made accessible through live QR codes embedded throughout the book. Founded in Zürich in 1994 by Emch and Goei, the duo has been bringing their punk underground performances and immersive soundsculptures into art galleries ever since.
October 2016 / Softcover / 8 ½ x 11 in.
260 pp / 307 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-09-8 · Retail Price: $55.00
Fanni Fetzer & Heinz Stahlhut (Eds.)
The work of Swiss painter Hans Emmenegger (1866–1940) has finally been made available to a larger audience in this extensive monograph accompanying the exhibition in 2014 at Kunstmuseum Lucerne. Often considered along with his contemporaries, Swiss realist and symbolist painters Holder and Bocklin, Emmenegger created an extensive oeuvre of landscapes, still lives, nudes, animal and architectural paintings. His oils of hills, bald trees, barren snowmelts, shady forest glades and sunspots capture the “magnificently desolate and forlorn” landscapes of Central Switzerland and are considered a precursor to the realistic paintings of Franz Gertsch and Gerhard Richter. Over 160 of his artworks are represented, many for the first time, with insightful and historical essays by Patricia Bieder, Monika Brunner, Christian Klemm, Domink Muller, Heinz Stahlhut and Peter Suter.
KUNSTMUSEUM Lucerne, switzerland
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
280 pp / 180 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-089-4 · Retail Price: $65.00
Alex Coles & Catharine Rossi (Eds.)
EP creates a discursive platform between lighter magazines (“single play”) and academic journals (“long play”) by introducing the notion of the “extended play” into publishing. Designed by Experimental Jetset, a new volume of EP will be released annually, each one containing both textual and visual essays of the highest quality. Edited by Alex Coles in collaboration with a specialist appropriate to the theme under investigation, each volume will focus on a subject that actively works across art, design, and architecture.
The first volume, The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976, emphasizes the multiple correspondences between well-known radical design groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, and Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, and previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo 9999, and Cavart. Newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians, curators and critics shed new light on the era under scrutiny, while contemporary practitioners, discuss its complex legacy.
With contributions by Paola Antonelli, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Andrea Branzi, Alice Clarke, Formafantasma, Martino Gamper, Verina Gfader, Joseph Grima, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Negri, Paola Nicolin, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Catharine Rossi, Libby Sellers, and Ettore Vitale.
May 2013 / Softcover
5 x 8 inches / 224 pp / 42 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-49-8 · Retail Price: $31.00
Alternative Forms of Exposition
Richard Kostelanetz (Ed.)
Essaying Essays provides a radical view into the revolutionary aesthetic of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This edition runs the gamut from the avant-garde to concrete writing to the Fluxus movement. Complied by artist and writer Richard Kostelanetz, long known for his contributions to this era, this pivotal reprint is reformatted from the original 1975 newsprint version. This voluminous volume provides an in-depth door into these now iconic movements and artists. Featured is a wide array of well-known contributors, over 100, including Acconci, Auden, Fuller, Baldessari, Cage, Duchamp, Kostelanetz, Higgins, Lippard, Reinhardt, Serra, Smithson, Brecht, Graham, Oldenberg, Nauman, and many more. Given that the content in this publication cannot be found elsewhere, the reprinting of this collection will prove to be an important scholarly resource for years to come.
1975/2012 (2nd Ed.)
Softcover / 7 x 10 inches
492 pp / 166 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9841309-5-5 · Retail Price: $16.00
Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen
Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2005 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 inches
40 pp / 28 color
ISBN: 87-91409-14-4 · Retail Price: $19.00