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ROBERT HOLYHEAD

Accompanying the solo exhibition at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2014), this slender publication presents a group of exciting new works by British contemporary artist Robert Holyhead. Holyhead’s freely brushed, intensely colored paintings engage the tension between color and form through additions and erasures of the painted surface with blocks, ovals and rectangles acting as pins, wedges, slots, slits and focal points. Many of Holyhead’s painted shapes seem to float on the canvas and, in the artist’s words, “pierce the space open” for the viewer. Twenty-three color plates of the work and installation are accompanied by London-based artist/writer David Ryan’s detailed discussion on Holyhead’s “exquisite sense of craft” and the “malleability, opacity and light” of his new paintings.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
64 pp / 23 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-97-5 · Retail Price: $40.00

OLAF HOLZAPFEL

The Technology of the Land

Jennifer Allen (Ed.)

Berlin-based artist Olaf Holzapfel explores the interstices between art and craft by collaborating with local farmers and craftspeople to create sculptural work that interweaves human settlement, technique and abstraction. The handsome full-color exhibition catalog features both large site-specific installations consisting of hay, straw and wooden frameworks along with his smaller woven sculptures from his exhibition at the Lindenau-Museum Altenburg. Using space-generating methods like plaiting, weaving and latticing—age-old settler techniques—his sculptures don’t differentiate between the manufactured and the handcrafted, the functional and the aesthetic. By transforming age-old handiwork into contemporary art, Holzapfel unsettles the division between nature and culture, tradition and modernity. A concluding essay by writer Jennifer Allen explores the pattern-making and abstraction in Holzapfel’s work in relationship to Adolf Loos’s influential 1908 essay “Crime and Ornament.”

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
LINDENAU-MUSEUM ALTENBURG, GERMANY 
July 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches / 104 pp / 55 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-091-1 · Retail Price: $36.00

HOME AND AWAY AND OUTSIDE

Tobias Rehberger

Max Hollein (Ed.)

The Golden Lion award at the 2009 Venice Biennale underscores the fact that Tobias Rehberger is one of today’s most influential and successful contemporary artists. Now the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt presents a wide-ranging retrospective. The exhibition features high-profile projects such as the installation New York Bar Oppenheimer during Frieze New York 2013, a dizzying blackand- white sculpture as well as a working cafe. This catalog not only documents the exhibition but also includes other featured work. Rehberger makes use of conventional materials from everyday life, thwarting the artificial character imagined by their form and coloring. He contradicts expectations further when his works function as objects of day-to-day use, walking the line between functional demands and the aesthetic directives of “fine art.” An essay from curator Matthias Ulrich positions Rehberger’s work in historical conceptual art.

SNOECK, GERMANY
SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, FRANKFURT
Release Date: October 2014
English & German / Exhibition Catalog
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches / 160 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-077-1 · Retail Price: $65.00

HOME STORIES

Locating Artistic Practice in Today’s Global Reality

The German headline “home stories”, designating a magazine report from the domestic world of celebrities, engender a sense of intimacy with their private lives of public figures. It is an apt title for this exhibition on personal stories set in domestic environments that belie their participation in global cultural exchange. Staged at Frankfurt’s historic Literaturhaus, now programmed by the KFW Foundation, students and artists developed works on site addressing the blurring of domestic and political in the context of the building’s own history as a private villa abandoned during the Nazi era. Installation images and essays from an accompanying symposium are reproduced alongside a stark photo series by Laurenz Berges, who documented the physical condition of the villa in minute detail. Artists include Bianca Baldi, Khaled Barakeh, Elif Erkan, Maki Ishii, Michael Lee, Aiko Tezuka and Marie Zolamian. Contributions from Nikolaus Hirsch, Raj Kamal Jha, Nicola Müllerschön, Peter J. Schneemann, Christoph Tannert and Marc Zierlewagen.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
July 2014 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/4 x 12 inches / 184 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-078-8 · Retail Price: $45.00

IKA HUBER

Coelin

Snoeck, Germany
2008 / English & German / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/4 inches / 128 pp / 98 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-74-4 · Retail Price: $60.00

Steven Hull

Ab Ovo

NothingMoments Publishing, Los Angeles
2006 / Hardcover / 6 3/4 x 10 inches
145 pp /18 b&w and 62 color
ISBN: 978-0-9670913-4-1 · Retail Price: $45.00

Peter Hutchinson

Dreamed Paradises

This retrospective catalog of works by Peter Hutchinson constitutes one of the most important of the past few decades. The British-born, U.S.-based Hutchinson – a pioneer of Ecological Art, also called Earth Art or Land Art – visualizes our world as an artistic utopia. His photo-collages, object boxes, sculptures and films, as well as documentary and poetic texts, articulate fundamental questions about man’s relationship to the world we inhabit. Hutchinson’s use of natural materials and development of outdoor, site-specific artworks mean that many of his pieces are located on the interface between art and nature. This volume, documenting more than 20 years of lyrical work, does justice to Hutchinson’s stunning vision of “dreamed paradises.” Includes an interview with the artist and several fine essays.

Snoeck, Germany
July 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 128 pp / 140 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-27-8 · Retail Price: $49.95

I CANNOT REPEAT WHAT I HEAR

Natalie Czech

Natalie Czech’s works meander between concrete poetry and conceptual photography. In this publication, she directs her main focus to the writing process and its inherent possibilities. In “Voyelles”—which refers to Rimbaud’s eponymous poem—Czech invited ten authors to describe a fictitious, synesthesia-invoking photograph; “Poems by Repetition,” conversely, uses repetition to create in text the impression of echo, musical rhythm and beat. Czech uses images of newspaper articles, record covers, books, and iPad and Kindle apps as supporting media for her poems and, thus, creates a collage of printed text and illustration. Following Czech’s first US exhibition at New York’s Goethe Institut (2012), and anticipating a major upcoming Palais de Tokyo show this combination artist book / exhibition catalog beautifully illustrates how the artist transforms literary into visual strategies with stunning affective capability.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
October 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/3 x 13 inches / 128 pp / 55 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-07-6 · Retail Price: $45.00

I HATE PAUL KLEE

Works on Paper and Artists’ Books from the Speck Collection

Renate Goldmann

An extensive catalog from the unique and extraordinary collection of works on paper assembled over more than forty years by the Cologne-based physician Reiner Speck. The artists’ names gathered here form a veritable who’s who of modern and contemporary art history, exploring the relationship between word and image. Cy Twombly’s works on paper are spectacular and dense, despite their small formats; works by Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Gunther Forg, Martin Kippenberger and others create a brilliantly assembled grouping. Speck contributes an essay on his collection, as do several scholars and curators, notably Renate Goldmann. A beautifully edited and crisply produced monograph on one of the most personal collections of our time.

SNOECK, GERMANY
April 2012 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8.5 x 12 inches / 246 pp / 350 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-94-0 · Retail Price: $69.95

IDEA IN ACTION

The Bakery

American dancer and choreographer Richard Siegal created an artistic network called THE BAKERY in 2005 devoted to interdisciplinary research and production. Along with performing artists, Siegal works with architects, composers, new media experts, designers, and theoreticians to new directions in performance related to technology and the other arts.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
2012 / Softcover w/ slipcase
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 96 pp
ISBN: 978-3-940064-36-3 · Retail Price: $38.00