João Ribas (Ed.)
Co-published with MIT List Visual Arts Center, this substantial exhibition catalog explores art as speculative science. Work investigating entropy, matter, time, energy, topology, mimicry, perception and consciousness is illustrated in texts and images by a large intergenerational group of artists, historians and theoreticians. Sometimes employing scientific methodologies, other times investigating phenomena not restricted to any scientific discipline, this publication suggests that art, like science, can be seen as a form of research and inquiry into the physical and natural world. In expanding both artistic and scientific speculation, In the Holocene seeks to shift our understanding of aesthetics away from conventional ideas of pleasure, beauty and taste by drawing on the history of speculative propositions and work by contemporary artists. Over 50 artists and writers are featured with images and texts such as Roget Callois and Berenice Abbot, John Baldessari and Lucy Lippard, Friedrich Froebel and Germaine Kruip, Alfred Jarry and Sol LeWitt, John McCracken and Paul Valery.
MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CEN TER, MASS
Release Date: May 2015
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
380 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-52-8 · Retail Price: $37.00
The Book of the Zine
Bryce Galloway and Friends
With the greatest title ever – which has nothing to do with the book’s content – this is a greatest-hits collection from New Zealand artist/musician Bryce Galloway’s awesome, rough-edged fanzine. Over a decade of publishing, the zine served as Galloway’s personal graphic diary along with many of his very funny friends, chronicling his journey (and his horror thereof) from slacker, to adult art student, to father and homeowner. New Zealand’s progressive alternative music scene intersects in so many ways with the country’s contemporary art community. Resembling early blogs or the beginnings of Facebook, this engrossing book shows how the younger generation began to communicate in an underground, non-branded modality.
April 2012 / Softcover / 8.25 x 5.75 inches
304 pp / extensive b/w
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-4-9 · Retail Price: $29.95
Collecting as Portrait and Methodology
Luca Lo Pinto, Nicolaus Schafhausen & Anne-Claire Schmitz (Eds.)
Individual Stories is a refreshing and playful illustrated account of the collections belonging to 20 international contemporary artists featured in the Kunsthal Wein 2015 exhibition. Beginning with a visual collage by photo-based artist Marie Angeletti blending the artists’ objects, views of the exhibition, museum visitors and the community, this well-edited and -designed catalog portrays the rich relationship of artists to their personal collections. Color and black-and-white photographs accompanying essays and interviews with each featured artist provide a snapshot of the collection as both personal portrait and artistic method. Some of the collections have been incorporated into artworks, like John Stezaker’s; others remain separate, like Thomas Bayrle’s; and in the case of Hans Peter Feldman’s, the act of collecting is the work of art. Contributing essays by Pinto, Schafhausen and Schmitz complement this fascinating glimpse into how artists collect and how the actual objects and areas of intrigue and interest inspire and influence their art. Featured artists include Saâdane Afif, Jacques André, Marie Angeletti, Thomas Bayrle, Barbara Bloom, Herbert Brandl, Andrea Büttner, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Camille Henrot, Michaela Maria Langenstein, Pierre Leguillon, Hanne Lippard, Maurizio Nannucci, G. T. Pellizzi, Max Renkel, Michael Riedel, Hubert Scheibl, Yann Sérandour, John Stezaker and Johannes Wohnseifer.
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, AUSTRIA
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 7 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. / 192 pp
32 b&w and 53 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-171-0 · Retail Price: $30.00
‘Pretty Much Everything’ 1985–2010: 25 Photographs +
25 Posters with M/M (Paris)
Twenty-five years is a long time to stay ultra-hot, but this unique catalog for the fashion photography partnership of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, accompanying their quarter-century retrospective at FOAM, the hip new photo museum in Amsterdam, proves it can be done. The photographers’ long-time collaborators, M/M (Paris), designed the catalog as a “newspaper” of sorts: M/M chose the 25 most influential photographs to represent the vast body of work, and printed them on poster-sized newsprint. On the reverse sides are 25 graphic posters designed by M/M using the photographers’ celebrity portraits (including Natalie Portman, Daniel Day Lewis and Mickey Rourke), creating an unbound “book” of sexy, dynamic posters folded together. Includes an essay by art critic Michael Bracewell.
FOAM Fotografie Museum, The Netherlands
August 2011 / Exhibition catalog / 108 pp, newspaper format
16 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches (folded) / 25 double-sided posters
ISBN: 978-2-918392-01-9 · Retail Price: $29.95
“When the white becomes a touch less white/ When the white becomes ten minutes less white/ When the white does what the light knows …” If ever an artist has made light and time visible, it is Vienna-born Inge Dick, in the amazing photographic images she has been generating since the 1980s. Influenced by – and moving beyond – the minimalist and color-field painters of the mid-20th century, Dick used huge long-exposure Polaroids to capture infinitesimally subtle changes in light such as the coming of dawn. Dick’s evanescent work is so inspirational that this impeccably produced catalog comes with a DVD of a film from Swiss composer Roland Dahinden, in which he adds music to create yet another level of perception. With excellent texts in English and German.
January 2010 / Hardcover / 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
145 pp / 80 color and DVD
ISBN: 978-3-901756-98-6 · Retail Price: $45.00
Edwin Van Gelder, John C. Welchman & Freek Lomme (Eds.)
Inspired by the cover designs of popular “egghead” novels published from the 1940s to the 1970s, the colorful geometric forms of Thomas Raat’s abstract paintings appropriate those forms in the context of contemporary publishing. This elegant artist’s book is a work of art in itself, with rich full-color plates, Chinese folding and varying folio sizes. The artist’s repurposing of the imagery of the paperback jackets mediates the outlandish range of synthetic emotions from the titles they were meant to convey (such as “the law of civilization and decay”). An essay by American critic John C. Welchman situates Raat’s work in the reassessment of nonfigurative art’s potential in the mid-century period—from Abstract Expressionism to advertising material. Now in its second printing, the publication was awarded an honorary mention at the Best Book Design contest in Leipzig 2013 for its design by Mainstudio.
2014 / 2nd edition
Softcover / 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
80 pages / 27 full color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-09-0 · Retail Price: $48.00
A Reader Tracing the Inner Logics of the Contemporary Art Field
This rich and extensive collection of writings, interviews, image spreads, letters, graphic essays and Skype conversations is the product of 2009’s fertile “summer academy” at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern. Guest curator, the Berlin-based writer/curator Tirdad Zolghadr, surprised participants by canceling the scheduled annual “fellow exhibition” that summer. Instead, participants were asked to contribute to this book, which makes a strong argument for print publications as equally worthy sites of art production alongside studio practice and exhibitions. The cancellation “did not stem from a boredom with art, nor even with its rituals, but simply from an impatience with the unquestioning exhibition routine that predominates,” writes Zolghadr. Featured writings include Bruce Hainley, Los Angleles, a contributing editor at ArtForum and professor at Art Center College of Design, Mmariangela Mendez Prencke, Bogota, Columbia, curator, professor and graduate from BARD College, Uriel Orslow, Swiss artist, and many, many more.
2011 / Softcover / 5.75 x 8.25 inches / 208 pp / 72 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-05-4 · Retail Price: $24.95
Vancouver Art and Artists
2006 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches / 205 pp / 76 b&w and 14 color
ISBN: 0-88865-785-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Vol. 2
Triple Canopy (Ed.)
Editorial collective and online magazine Triple Canopy has been producing a “high minded, high design artifact,” according to The New York Times, since its first edition in 2008. Invalid Format is the second volume in an archive of their widespread publishing activities, including artist projects and literary work published in the second year of Triple Canopy’s existence, documentation of public programs, and a sampling of foundational correspondence. The wide scope of writers and contributing editors include Anna Sperber & Peter Kerlin, Leslie Thornton, Ian Volner & Matico Josephson, Neil Greenberg, José León Cerrillo, Lucy Raven, Nathan Schneider, Teddy Cruz & Caleb Waldorf, Hovhanness Tumanyan & Vahram Aghasyan, Joshua Cohen, Lucy Ives, Karthik Pandian, Sophia Al-Maria & Manal Al Dowayan, and Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, among others.
TRIPLE CANOPY, NEW YORK
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Softcover/
6 x 9 inches/ 336 pp/ 295 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943365-35-1 · Retail Price: $29.00
Sculptures Paintings Drawings
2008 / Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches
40 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-16-6 · Retail Price: $29.95