I Capture You. You Capture Me & Other Works
Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen
Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2005 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 inches
48 pp / 18 b&w and 10 color
ISBN: 87-91409-18-7 · Retail Price: $19.00
Ursula Mayer & Maria Fusco
Taking the form of a ciné-roman, this book is based on Ursula Mayer’s 16mm film of the same name, with a screenplay written by Maria Fusco and commis- sioned by Film London. Imagined as a critical counter to Ideal, Ayn Rand’s 1934 play introducing Objectivism, Gonda experiments in cinematic and linguistic registers through polyphonic monologue, creating kaleidoscopic printed spaces in which image and text shift roles to affect presupposed ideals of identity and existence. The screenplay, printed here in full, was developed from a series of interdisciplinary workshops on writing through or by rather than about Rand’s play. Gonda cannibalizes original writing and transcribed workshop material together with five letter-based passages from Ideal, nudging them into alternative personal pronouns, to make Gonda a book of voices.
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Hardcover/ 4 3/4 x 8 x inches
104 pp/ 129 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-32-0 · Retail Price: $30.00
Political, Aesthetic and Urban Spaces
Andreas Baur (Ed.)
Good Space is a fascinating blend of images and ideas envisioning a redefinition of the public realm by three communities: architectural theorists, contemporary artists and cultural theorists. The exhibition and its accompanying catalog present models, videos and designs imagining new urban experiences on society’s fringes, the architecture of informational structures, surveillance and invisibility in the digital realm, and the impact of evolutionary processes of plants on urban ecology. Noted contributors, including contemporary artists Martin Creed, Hito Steyerl and Ryan Trecartin plus many others, delve into alternative thinking regarding changing spatial and cultural norms as the digital age redefines our physical relationship to our planet. The art community’s surprising and subversive contemporary strategies exhibited at the Villa Merkel are integrated with historical and parallel displays of the alternative architecture collective magazine BAU, founded by Peter Cook and his seminal architecture/design group Archigram in the 1960s and ’70s, to create this challenging publication. Essays by Damir Barbarić, Claus Baumann, Andreas Baur, Juliette Desorgues, Julia Herrmann, Clea Laade, Anka Wenzel et al.
VILLA MERKEL STÄDTISCHE GALERIE, GERMANY
July 2017 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 7 ½ x 11 ½ in. / 426 pp / 180 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-184-6 · Retail Price: $60.00
Horizon Field Hamburg
For almost 40 years, Turner Prize-winning British artist Antony Gormley has been creating sculptures that explore the relationship between the body and space. This exhibition catalog documents his spectacular new installation Horizon Field Hamburg, designed for the large Deichtorhalle at Documenta 2012, in which a vast, black, reflective structure floats 25 feet above the floor. The suspended, slightly oscillating platform exploits the structural potential and architectural context of the building. Horizontal Field Hamburg elicits an experience of re-orientation and reconnection mediated through vibration, sound, and reflection by functioning as a horizontal painting stretched taut in space. The viewer becomes a figure in an undefined, free-floating spatio-temporal matrix. Essays by Iaian Boyd-Whyte, Stephen Levinson and Dirk Luckow.
October 2012/ Hardcover/ 7x 5 inches/ 192 pp/ 120 color
ISBN: 978-3986442-012-2 · Retail Price: $32.00
Plants by Kohei Oda | Pots by Adam Silverman
Tamotsu Yagi (Ed.)
Grafted documents, through stunning photography, the groundbreaking collaboration between Adam Silverman, a renowned LA-based ceramicist, and Kohei Oda, an award-winning Japanese plant sculptor. Through two exhibitions, Silverman and Oda worked together to produce one hundred unique works combining Oda s grafted cacti with Silverman s textural ceramic pots to produce one-of-a-kind, out of this world artworks that cross boundaries.
Beautifully photographed by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White and edited and designed by Tamotsu Yagi, Grafted is a testament to the power of merging two powerful visions. As Glenn Adamson writes in his introduction: Their collaboration is not just about a hundred plants in a hundred pots; it is further evidence that art at its best can move effortlessly across cultures, across media, and against expectation.
2015 / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
160 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-0-9859958-4-3 · Retail Price: $50.00
Fair Use (Notes From Spam)
For almost a decade, Graham Parker has been making art from and about spam e-mails. Fair Use presents his “notes from spam” – five books, each written about a different time and place, collecting essays, artworks and fragments that arrived, unbidden, in the artist’s Inbox. Parker uses his growing archive on this most despised contemporary phenomenon and its historical analogues to create narratives in which Nigerian scammers mingle with medieval beggar gangs and 19th -century railroad con artists. Presented as five separate staple-bound mini-books in a cardboard sleeve, Fair Use is a fascinating journey through criminal brainstorms, from Wall Street scammers in Gilded Age New York to penis enlargement in the present day.
2009 / Softcover, 5 booklets in slipcase
5 3/ 4 x 7 3/ 4 inches / 144 pp / 48 color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-04-5 · Retail Price: $32.00
Alexis Kerin & Stuart Krimko (Eds.)
Artist Ricky Swallow was invited to curate an exhibition on the tradition of ceramics in California because of the palpable debt his own clay slab and assemblage sculptures owe to the mid-century period. The resulting show focuses on the work of five iconic artists who redefined the use of clay in contemporary art from the 1940s to the 1980s. Objects and sculptures by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle and Peter Shire were chosen by Swallow to exemplify the ways in which the medium underwent dramatic changes after World War II. Also included are select works by other artists influential in this dialogue, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos. An essay by the internationally recognized Swallow, who has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the British Museum, explores the movement’s continued influence on his own personal practice and those of his contemporaries.
2014 / Edition of 500
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches / 88 pp
36 b&w and 51 color
ISBN: 978-0-9806516-6-9 · Retail Price: $35.00
Trajectories And Destinations
Paris-based Loris Gréaud’s projects and exhibitions are often the result of collaborations with scientists, geo-biologists, engineers, filmmakers, writers, and sound and graphic designers. His varied background in music and cinematography provides an expanded framework for his frequently cryptic installations which test both the given characteristics of the mediums he employs and the expectations of the audience. Trajectories and Destinations is an artist book documenting a selection of the works of Gréaud, who was the winner of the Ricard S.A. award for most innovative artist under 40 in France. Daniel Birnbaum’s contribution consists in a kind of “cut-up remix” of an excerpt from George Kubler’s Space of Time.
2009 / English & Spanish / Hardcover
6 x 9 3/4 inches / 168 pp / 150 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-933128-67-2 · Retail Price: $34.95
English and German text / 2006 / Softcover
4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches / 124 pp / 15 color
ISBN: 0-9745688-0-5 · Retail Price: $19.95
The Man with a Single Camera
Alina Serban (Ed.)
The Man with a Single Camera provides an extraordinary overview of Ion Grigorescu’s body of work since the late 1960s until today. Regarded as one of the key protagonists of Eastern European conceptualism, the Romanian artist advocates a radical convergence between the organic and spiritual, an uninhibited immersion of life into art.
ASOCIATIA PEPLUSPATRU, ROMANIA
2014, English &
Romanian / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches
362 pp / 358 b&w and 189 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-015-7 · Retail Price: $36.00