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FRANCESCO CONZ AND THE INTERMEDIA AVANT-GARDE

Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
1997, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
80 pp, 20 b&w and 24 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-7242-7813-3 · Retail Price: $15.00

Franz Ackermann

Here’s an unusual exibition catalog: oversized, double-page reproductions in the landscape-format catalog give the viewer a sense of the explosive exuberance of color and the intelligent interplay of wall paintings and gallery installations that make Ackermann’s work so absorbing. Combining filigree drawings, brightly painted objects and photos in five exhibition rooms, this striking volume shows how this internationally acclaimed German artist carries his urbanistic spectrum to extremes, sampling individual images and virtuoso objects while alluding thematically to what is absent. Critic Stephan Berg lauds Ackermann’s work for “an exactness and exuberance … that stem from the search for the greatest proximate time and topicality.” A worthy document for a career-celebrating exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn.

Snoeck, Germany
July 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 14 x 10 1/2 inches / 72 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-36-0 · Retail Price: $49.95

Andrea Fraser

Exhibition

MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY at the University of British Columbia, vancouver
March 2004, Exhibition catalog
Hardcover, 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
128 pp, 6 b&w and 58 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-88865-630-0 · Retail Price: $29.95

FREEDOM

The Happy Hypocrite

Lynne Tillman (Guest Ed.)

The newest issue of The Happy Hypocrite challenges restraining notions found in art and writing about who can and cannot speak—and, in response to Kafka, to what we don’t know has damaged us. Freedom is a complicated word, in which and beside which so much hypocrisy lives. With a range of new contributions, including texts by Gregg Bordowitz, Paul Chan, Lydia Davis, Yasmine El-Rashidi, Ed Halter, James Jennings, Allison Katz, Craig Owens, Sarah Resnick, Ranbir Sidhu and Abdellah Taia; an interview between Lynne Tillman and Tom Kennan; a cover by Susan Hiller and archival material from Paranoids Anonymous Newsletter. It is sad to note that after five issues, Maria Fusco is handing off editorial control to a series of guest editors, in which all aspects of the magazine will be rethought, reevaluated and rewritten.

BOOK WORKS, LONDON
2014 / Issue 6
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches
96 pp / 14 b&w and 2 color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-50-2 · Retail Price: $19.95

Luca Frei

La Soi-Distant Utopie Du Centre Beaubourg by Albert Meister
An English Translation

Book Works, United Kingdom
Casco, Office for Art, Theory and Design
September 2007, Softcover, 5 x 8 inches
208 pp, 15 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 978-1-870699-99-0 · Retail Price: $24.00

LUCIAN FREUD AND THE ANIMAL

Ines Rüttinger & Eva Schmidt

unique exploration of Lucian Freud’s intimate portrayal of animals throughout his career, this sumptuous exhibition catalog ranges from early pen-and-ink studies to the later large oil portraits. Consummate “painter of the flesh” Freud painted animals even more tenderly than people. As with his nude portraits in which no blemish, fold of fat or sign of exhaustion escapes his eye, no detail is lost in the animal portraits, especially his depictions of the affecting symbiotic relationship between animal and human owner. The catalog begins with a reproduction of a poetry book he illustrated in his twenties, The Glass Tower, made during the war in 1944—of pen-and-ink sketches of dead animals—and concludes with oils of solitary horses. Freud, who spoke of his human models as “animals dressed,” makes no distinction between his models, human or animal, in his search for their true natures. With the essay “The Artist as Collector” by curator Ines Rüttinger and substantial texts accompanying each illustration, this is a richly evocative collection of paintings from an extraordinary artist.

SNOECK, GERMANY
MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST SIEGEN, GERMANY
July 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 11 1/2 x 9 inches / 120 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-115-0 · Retail Price: $39.95

Peter Friedl

Working at Copan

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
2008 / Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 256 pp / 8 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-933128-37-5 · Retail Price: $21.95

Peter Friedl

Four or Five Roses

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2004, Series 005, English and German text
Softcover, 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
140 pp, 20 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9726806-8-3 · Retail Price: $19.95

From Berkeley To Berkeley

Objectif Exhibitions 2008 – 2010

Documenting two years of artistic interventions – from the humorous to the pseudo-scientific – at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp’s progressive new non-profit space. The story is told in a series of interviews with the artists, who discuss how they transform their research into practice, and includes additional material. Objectif Exhibitions is a cross-disciplinary space that combines art, installations, writing, graphic design, curating and teaching. This is a cool, 4-by-6-inch book designed by Will Holder, with inside cover design by Frances Stark and a glossary by Dexter Sinister. Interviewer/interviewee pairs include, Mai Abu ElDahab by Will Holder, Guy Ben-Ner by Jan Verwoert, Mariana Castillo Deball by Giovanni Carmine, Christian Jankowski by Raimundas Malasauskas along with many more.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp
March 2012 / Softcover / 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches / 370 pp / 7 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-34-4 · Retail Price: $24.95

FRONT DESK / BACK OFFICE

The Secret World of Galleries in 39 Pictures and Two Texts

“Subversive” may be the best description for this little volume pointing out that commercial art galleries are schizophrenic; they explicitly present things with an intellectual and aesthetic value, while on the other hand the experience most definitely has a price tag attached. Rob Hamelijnck presents a selection of photographs he took – mostly without permission – of the pristine front desks and messy back rooms of galleries around the world, and reveals the hidden side of the art machine. Essays by French architect Thibaut de Ruyter and Dutch sociologist Olav Velthuis address provocative questions such as, “Why do all galleries have the same mid-century chairs?” and “Why doesn’t the high-heeled young woman at the door ever say hello?” The book is the second of the limited editions produced in the Fucking Good Art series.

POST EDITIONS, THE NETHERLANDS
FUCKING GOOD ART, THE NETHERLANDS
2011 / Softcover / 5 x 7.75 inches / 84 pp / 39 color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-031-0 · Retail Price: $19.95