Film Works by Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond 1999–2013
Christian Hoffelner (Ed.)
How is it possible to unite literary, scientific, or philosophical deliberations in the life of an artist? Longtime collaborators Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond use photography, experimental film and public art to visually discuss present reality with all its contradictions. The two became known in their native Vienna for a monthly series inspired by avant-garde composer Arnold Schönberg’s model, wherein a work is performed, discussed and then shown again for increased comprehensibility. This book—their first monograph— is a document and introduction to all their filmic work (1999–2013), much of which has previously screened at venues like the Whitechapel Gallery and the Centre Pompidou. The journey is sweetened by texts from authors who accompanied them along the way, including Andreas von Dühren, Gareth Evans, Christiane Meyer-Stoll and Dominique Willoughby.
July 2014 / Hardcover
4 3/4 x 7 inches / 160 pp / 72 color and 57 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-944669-20-5 · Retail Price: $28.00
The Agreement: Five Stories
Five short stories in this new exhibition catalog by artist, writer, and musician Hassan Khan explore the margins at which a vernacular, be it linguistic or formal, attains its stature. Kahn engages the reader with very particular yet uncannily recognizable characters and occurrences. Published to accompany Kahn’s exhibition at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, the stories are filtered through a specific cultural, aesthetic, and personal sensibility, accompanied by images of specifically produced sculptural objects, and based on the demotic style of popular kitsch ornaments. Through a series of narrative portraits and accompanying images of his recent sculptures, Khan’s seemingly ubiquitous tales are in fact an attempt to let a story tell itself.
OBJECTIF EXHIBITIONS, BELGIUM
GALERIE CHANTAL CROUSEL, FRANCE
April 2012 / English & Arabic / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9.5 x 11.75 inches / 24 pp / 10 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-88-7 · Retail Price: $12.00
Performing Change, a collection of interviews by artist Mathilde ter Heijne, explores the idea of open-ended, collaborative art processes and their transformative potential beyond the confines of art. Designed as an artist’s book and published in conjunction with her exhibition at the Museum für Freie Kunst in Freiburg (November 8, 2014–February 22, 2015), the book shows handwritten revisions, annotations, and drawings from contributors including voodoo priest Togbé Hounon-Hounougbo Bahounsou and priestess Mamissi DaPovi, women from the Kartal Kadın Ürünleri Pazarı (Women’s Products Market) in Istanbul, ayahuasca shaman and biologist Ulrich Meyerratken, ceremonial magic anthropologist Susan Greenwood and artists, curators and critics Sabeth Buchmann, Anselm Franke, Elke Bippus, Amy Patton, Mark Kremer, Janne Schäfer, and Kristine Agergaard, with a preface interview by Museum für Freie Kunst curators Christine Litz and Sophia Trollmann.
2015 / Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 280 pp / 38 b&w and 117 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-134-5 · Retail Price: $36.00
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…
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.”
ZEPPELIN MUSEUM, GERMANY
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
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.
KOENIG BOOKS, LONDON
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 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
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.
DAIMLER ART COLLECTION, GERMANY
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