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
A Twenty-Year Survey
Carole Ann Klonarides
September 2003, Exhibition catalog
Hardcover, 7 x 10 1/2 inches
80 pp, 99 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-30-X · Retail Price: $29.95
High Water – Drink oh Heart from the Abundance of Time!
When the Koblenz horticultural show invited the young Swiss artist duo Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger to be featured artists they appropriately brought Floodwaters – Drink oh heart of mine from time’s abundance, an edgy, multi-media, multi-room, interactive installation focusing on water. Documented in this catalog is the massive installation which incorporates everything from plastic water bottles to piles of trash from the Rhine, complete tree trunks to a giant stuffed swordfish. Steiner and Lenzlinger bring a combination of influences to their installations: a pair of contemporary hippies, these artists are passionate about global warming and the environment, and they grew up in a kitsch world of anime and MTV. The result is like nothing you’ve ever seen at the garden show, that’s for certain.
August 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 144 pp / 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-76-6 · Retail Price: $49.95
Only during the past decade has an audience outside Denmark started to take notice of the great Danish artist Poul Gernes (1925-1996), which led to this ground-breaking retrospective exhibition and its catalog. Gernes, who believed that the person behind the artwork was irrelevant, rejected easel painting early in his life, feeling that it was more important to combine art with a useful function. He called himself a “decorator,” and created more than 150 site-specific interiors and exteriors all over Denmark. Gernes founded the Experimenting Art School, known as the Eks-Skolen, in 1960, and tirelessly promoted the idea of art as a socially conscious, collective enterprise. This beautiful catalog also includes his 48 x 48-inch “target paintings,” their clear and vibrant colors typical of Gernes commitment to the simplest and most immediate expression of art.
February 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9.75 x 11 inches / 280 pp / 400 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-55-1 · Retail Price: $105.00