Now in his nineties, American painter Charles Garabedian is hardly a household name. But he is a highly influential artist whose works are collected by LACMA, the Met, MoMA, the Whitney, the Corcoran and the Smithsonian, among other institutions, and the subject of this extensively illustrated exhibition catalog from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This revelatory group of intimate representational paintings and drawings – from Garabedian’s first museum show in almost 30 years – explores themes of war, music, the body, dismemberment, heroism, comic pretention, love and death. An exciting discovery of surprising importance.
2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches
200 pp / 16 b&w and 102 color
ISBN: 978-0-89951-111-5 · Retail Price: $39.95
All the Stories
“A man/a woman recites all the stories of the world in a loud voice. When she is done, all the stories, all men and women, all time and all places will have passed through her lips.” With the minimum of instructions and a restricted format of four lines, no more, Dora García’s collaborative and participatory project in the form of a blog has now collected over 2,500 stories. This 500-page paperback contains every story submitted from the blog’s beginning in 2004 to the start of 2011. Collected in book form for the first time, the stories range from mundane to the extraordinary, four-line vignettes revealing the shared fears and fantasies of the contributors, the pervasiveness of popular culture and the possibilities of the imagination.
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
October 2011 / Softcover / 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches / 526 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-36-6 · Retail Price: $39.95
Mad Marginal, Cahier #4
I See Words, I Hear Voices
Chantal Pontbriand (Ed.)
Mad Marginal Cahier #4, the massive 400-page reader on Spanish multidisci- plinary artist Dora Garcia, edited by Chantal Pontbriand, brings together major essays by international authors who delve into different threads of Garcia’s research. In her recent exhibitions, Exhausted Books (2013) and Mad Marginal Charts (2014), García uses compulsive writing, collective reading, endless or circular books, graphomania and the parallels and intersections between reading and writing to examine the wellsprings of artistic experience, alter the traditional relationships between artist, work and viewer, and question the daily behavior of the individual through performance, film and discussion. Mad Marginal Cahier, in which Garcia creates an abstract mapping of references central to her idea of marginality as an artistic position, marks this new cycle of works. Contributions by Caroline Andrieux, David Dorenbaum, Dora García, Maria C. Havstam, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Vanessa Ohlraun, Britta Peters, Chantal Pontbriand, Kjetil Røed, Margit Säde, Caroline von Taysen and David Tomas.
February 2016 / English & French / Softcover
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches / 400 pp / 31 b&w and 16 color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $32.00
Mad Marginal – Cahier #2 : The Inadequate
Are artists crazy? Is that a good thing? Is being an outsider a requirement for creating truly tradition-shattering art? Mad Marginal, part of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, is a project by Brussels-based Spanish artist Dora García. She uses the tradition of anti-psychiatric and anti-institutional movements as a prism to look at the work of artists who have either consciously chosen to remain outsiders or been defined as outsiders by others. Through a series of conversations documented in this book, which is presented in the form of notebooks, García explores the relationship between radical politics and radical art during the 1970s, and follows the theme to today. Includes conversations with Claudia De Michelis (Museo Laboratorio della Mente), artist Cesare Pietroiusti and Nicola Valentino (co-founder of the publishing house Sensibili alle foglie).
October 2011 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches / 432 pp / 144 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-50-4 · Retail Price: $34.95
Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation
Informed by technological processes and building on forms, figures and discourses from the histories of art, design and technology, artist Andrés Ramírez Gaviria creates compelling visual and sonic experiences. Born in Bogotá and currently living and working between New York and Vienna, his aesthetically minimalist work uses new media (and new media dressed up as traditional media in the form of clunky televisions and film projectors) to address notions of autonomy and communication in 21st-century life. This first English-language survey of Gavira’s practices includes texts by Freek Lomme and María A. Lovino.
September 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 130 pp / 120 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-78454-85-4 · Retail Price: $26.00
The Curve of Forgotten Things
Francesco Pedraglio and Gavin Everall
Another fascinating narrative experience from the seminal Time Machine series, edited by Francesco Pedraglio. Paris-based artist Mark Geffriaud takes the reader and writer on two opposite journeys, from the preface and in reverse from the “postface.” Where the sections meet halfway, the reader finds a discussion with an anthropologist about a ceremonial dialogue between two people of a Jivaroan tribe, in which the two participants barely listen to each other but speak almost from the other’s point of view, creating a rhythm, and a game. The slippages, gestures, duality and rhythms are replayed in the framing sections in which two voices appear, drift apart into two columns, run parallel then syncopated, before slowly merging again.
April 2012 / Softcover
6 x 9 inches / 68 pp / 3 b/w
ISBN: 978-1-906012-33-5 · Retail Price: $19.95
Agnes Husslein-Arco & Alfred Weidinger (Eds.)
Gelatin’s exhibition “Loch,” and the week-long performance that preceded it, form the basis for this book. The catalogue comprehensively documents the Austrian art collective’s elaborate site-specific performance at the 21er Haus in Vienna (June 5–September 29, 2013).
21ER HAUS, AUSTRIA
2014 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 192 pp
64 b&w and 36 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-019-5 · Retail Price: $40.00
I’m Isa Genzken, The Only Female Fool
Nicolaus Schafhausen & Joan Müller (Eds.)
One of Germany’s most influential contemporary sculptors, Isa Genzken chose the title “The Only F emale F ool” for this slender volume accompanying the comprehensive exhibition of her work at the Kunsthalle Wien (2014), which comes on the heels of her major retrospective at MOMA, N ew York. Her fascination with architecture and space as social spheres is here explored in the collision of the minimal and abstract urban high rise, the decorative clothing and mirrored surfaces in her work from 1973 to the present. Genzken’s collaboration with artists Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans is brought into focus in the accompanying essays by New York-based theorist Joshua Decter and art historian Tom McDonough. Preface by curator Nicolaus Schafhausen. This easy-to-carry pocket-sized catalog is an excellent go-to publication on Genzken’s work and history.
KUNSTHALLE wien, austria
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
112 pp / 48 color
ISBN: 978-3-956790-81-2 · Retail Price: $27.00
2000, Series 003, English and German text
Softcover, 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
135 pp, 14 b&w and 20 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9671802-1-X · Retail Price: $19.95
The Secret Archives
1992, Corrugated box with multiple works, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Numerous halftone and color reproductions
ISBN: 1-88-2299-00-0 · Retail Price: $45.00