2005 / Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches
152 pp / 90 b&w and 40 color
ISBN: 0-88865-636-X · Retail Price: $56.00
De ou par Marcel Duchamp par Ulf Linde
Jan Åman & Daniel Birnbaum (Eds.)
In 1961, Ulf Linde produced the first authorized copy of Marcel Duchamp’s monumental piece The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (1915–1923). For more than half a century, Linde has pursued intense studies of Duchamp’s entire oeuvre and has made perfect replicas of all his major works. Like no one else, the Swedish art critic knows Duchamp’s work in minute detail. Linde is the author of numerous books and essays on the father of conceptual art and an as-yet-unpublished manuscript that scrutinizes the mathematical principles behind Duchamp’s art, revealing what the author claims to be the key to the artist’s poetic universe. Linde’s replicas and his early texts on Duchamp were essential to the international reception of the artist’s work and played a key role in major exhibitions—including Walter Hopps’s 1963 Duchamp retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum and the Centre Pompidou’s opening exhibition in 1977. This large-print, textbook-sized tome, produced by Academie Anartiste and creatively designed by Oskar Svensson/Atelierslice/Pjadad, features copious illustrations and accompanies an exhibition organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and Moderna Museet in 2011. The exhibition and catalog are the result of years of conversation between Linde and the curators, and include never-before-seen documentation of Linde’s 1:10 re-creation of Duchamp’s final work, Étant donnés: 1° La chute d’eau, 2° Le gaz d’éclairage (1946–1966). The book forms an important record of Linde’s texts on Duchamp and features original material on the relationship between the two artistic figures from Jan Åman, Daniel Birnbaum, Henrik Samuelsson and Susanna Slöör.
ACADEMIE ANARTISTE, SWEDEN
September 2013 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 11 inches / 276 pp / 151 b&w and 59 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-46-7 · Retail Price: $54.00
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
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
A Dialogue with the Marx Collection
Eugen Blume & Catherine Nichols (Eds.)
Focusing on the beguiling horizon of the “not yet,” this book takes its title from Joseph Beuys’ eponymous sculpture. Four years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Beuys assembled basalt stones lined with clay and felt in one of the most powerful artworks of our time, evoking the pain of the past century but also hope for renewal. This major exhibition catalog uses the principles of a collage to intersperse classic writings from figures such as Walter Benjamin and Albert Camus with artworks from Özlem Altin, Marcel Broodthaers, Isa Genzken, Jenny Holzer, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Ugo Rondinone, Cy Twombly, Rachel Whiteread and others. The ten sections of the exhibition address Beuys’ formulation of the future, creating a dialogue between representative works from the Marx Collection, the private collection that fills the Hamburger Banhof, and a selection of internationally acclaimed contemporary artistic approaches.
HAMBURGER BANHOF, BERLIN
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover w/ 9 collage spreads
9 3/4 x 12 inches / 232 pp
32 b&w and 43 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-19-9 · Retail Price: $55.00
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