Seeing Things, Visions, Waves and Roads

In tandem with new shows and increased interest in American painter Mary Heilmann comes this artist’s book. Mary Heilmann, a West Coast artist who relocated to New York in the 1990s, paints bright, abstract canvases that have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Next year, she is part of a group exhibition looking at artists working in the 1980s, which begins at MCA Chicago and travels to the Walker and ICA Boston. Heilmann’s works can be found in major American museum collections, such as SF MOMA, New Museum, the Whitney and AIC. This small, intensely readable book brings together Heilmann’s ideas, influences, sources and interpretations; it is the latest in the annual Kienbaum Artists Book series, a joint venture of Cologne-based industrialist Jochen Kienbaum and Snoeck publishers.

April 2012 / Softcover
8.5 x 11 inches / 124 pp / 25 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-003-0 · Retail Price: $35.00


You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning
of Kunst bleibt… bleibt…

Passenger Books, Berlin
2007 / English & German / Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches 120 pp / 50 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-00-020345-9 · Retail Price: $25.00


Midnight in Paris

Claudia Emmert (Ed.)

Referring to the eponymous Woody Allen film in his most recent installation Midnight in Paris, Berlin-based artist Anton Henning (b. 1964) invites visitors on a journey through time exploring the artistic avant-garde of the 1920s and ’30s. The full-bleed color catalog from the Zeppelin Museum, Berlin, is designed as a walk-through of the three rooms Henning filled with his paintings, furnishings and lighting as a way of framing an ironic peek into an earlier avant-garde from the present. An introduction and a brief essay by art historian and curator Claudia Emmert introduce the show’s concept of “art as production / exhibition as paint- ing” and Henning’s intention “to free looking, seeing, and perceiving from the tunnel vision of isms and artistic trademarks.” Henning’s installations incorporate his own paintings, sculptures, lighting, three-dimensional objects, wallpaper, carpets and purchased or self-designed furniture to create interior “salons.”

February 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 ½ x 13 inches / 68 pp / 30 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-145-7 · Retail Price: $42.00


Elephant Child

In this beautifully designed and sensuously illustrated hybrid artist book / exhibition document, New York–based French artist Camille Henrot reconsiders source material and ideas from her Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian, her 2013 video Grosse Fatigue and her installation The Pale Fox (2014–15), which was shown at several museums throughout Europe. The accompanying text by Henrot, in collaboration with Clara Meister and Michael Connor, forms the core of the book, and is in keeping with Henrot’s characteristic approach to knowledge production and organization. An interview between the artist and social anthropologist Monique Jeudy-Ballini offers further insight into Henrot’s mode of thinking and her fascination with anthropology. A natural continuation of her artistic practice, Elephant Child combines Henrot’s research materials, photographic fragments, preparatory notes and sketches alongside color photographs of the artist’s sculptures, video stills and installation images.

October 2015 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 176 pp / 500 color
ISBN: 978-1-941753-06-4 · Retail Price: $49.95

Diango Hernández


Diango Hernández and Anke Kempkes

September 2005, English, German and Italian text
Softcover with fold back flaps, 61/4 x 9 inches
170 pp, 130 color reproductions
ISBN: 1-933128-07-0 · Retail Price: $34.95


Multiple Choice

Armin Zweite (Ed.)

Sculptor Georg Herold has developed a strong presence in the United States since his career took off in the early 1970s, when he (alongside Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger) was part of a group of radical young German artists mentored by Sigmar Polke. This full-color catalog highlights many aspects of Herold’s work, such as his fetishistic, larger- than-life figures made of unexpected materials like roof laths, canvas and screws or his abstract portrait made of numbered fish eggs. Herold continues to revel in an ironic, pop-tinged sensibility that turns viewer expectations upside-down. With texts by Rudi Fuchs, Friedrich Wilhelm Heubach, Nina Schleif and Armin Zweite.

August 2012 / Hardcover
8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
200 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-016-0 · Retail Price: $59.95


Drawing Installations 1995–2013

Christian Ganzenberg & Renate Wiehager (Eds.)

Nic Hess’ installations combine his own drawing with that of other artists in a complex, spatially expansive system of lines, surfaces, quotations and pictorial fragments. His work represents the attempt to create a layered narrative space that a viewer experiences as single or separate elements, quickly in passing or, more thoughtfully, through sustained contemplation. This catalogue raisonnné, compiled by curator Christian Ganzenberg, covers all of Nic Hess’ installations to date, including his memorable tape installation at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Hess’ work is a testament to the graphic moment in fine art in the early 2000s that brought the work of figures like Ryan McGinness and Geoff McFetridge out of the streets and into the museum. Texts, interviews and contributing quotations from artists and curators, including Tate director Chris Dercon, Christian Ganzenberg and Renaud Proch, round out extensive photographic documentation and the comprehensive projects index.

July 2014 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Hardcover / 11 x 9 1/4 inches / 304 pp / 355 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-079-5 · Retail Price: $72.00


Not Black and White

Duncan Wooldridge (Ed.)

Perhaps best known for his iconic “photo-conceptual” works produced during the 1970s, British artist John Hilliard continues to question the nature and limits of photographic representation. This career-spanning monograph draws together Hilliard’s diverse engagement with photography with a focus on his fascination with the monochrome, abstraction and visual obstruction. Using new and pioneering processes such as overlaying prints and incorporating projector screens, the artist aims to disrupt the viewer’s relationship to the photograph by placing a “puncturing and interruptive” monochrome at the center of many of these works. Included are several essays by the artist and artist/writer Duncan Wooldridge’s survey on Hilliard’s continuous challenge to photographic convention throughout his 40-year career.

January 2015 / Softcover
9 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
112 pp / 65 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-93-7 · Retail Price: $32.00



The idea began with two islands: the reclaimed marshland called Zuidas in central Amsterdam, and the youngest island in the world, Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. Although similar in size, they couldn’t be more different. Zuidas is a glossy, dense, modern business district; Surtsey an inaccessible, uninhabited volcanic environment accessible only for research. This beautifully conceived book documents a temporary art project dreamed up by the artist team of Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen, installing billboard-size panoramic photos of Surtsey on the streets of Zuidas. The book’s full-color photos illustrate the project’s brilliant mash-up of art, geography, history, geology, urban planning and architecture. With wide-ranging texts, including a reprint of Gilles Deleuze’s 1953 ‘L’île déserte. The website for this project won a Red Dot Award for design – (

April 2012 / Hardcover / 9.75 x 6.5 inches
162 pp / 25 b&w and 60 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-20-5 · Retail Price: $39.95


Marjolijn Dijkman & Jes Fernie

Jonathan Watkins, Krzysztof Fijalkowski & Jes Fernie (Eds.)

History Rising is a subversive and engaging study of museum display. By distancing museum objects from their support structures Dutch artist Marjolijn Dijkman and UK independent curator Jes Fernie critique the assumptions behind how things are positioned, who chooses to display them and how social, political and aesthetic choices dictate the language of display. Dijkman’s interest in the plinths, shelves, bell jars and display stands in museums that contextualize the collections resulted in a series of sculptures—a museum without artifacts—in which display structures become utopian cityscapes, modernist sculptures, fungus-type growths and eroded plinths. Documentation of Dijkman’s installations, two inserts showing photographs of books alongside the artist’s photographs, essays by curators and an interview between Dijkman and Fernie explore an eclectic range of museumrelated challenges concerning enclosure, artifice and the reinvention of history.

October 2015 / Hardcover
8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
96 pp / 1 b&w and 115 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-30-4 · Retail Price: $19.95