The Bookshelf Enlightened
2010 / English and Japanese
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches
60 pp / 19 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-06-7 · Retail Price: $29.95
Paris-based artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner’s 2009 installation involving the legendary Santa Casa—the house in which Mary received the Angel of Annunciation—is the subject of this elegantly designed, oversized soft-cover book. Color details and installation shots of the massive tapestries they designed and installed in the middle of the opulent baroque pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswald (a replica of the Santa Casa in Loreto), are interspersed with texts on their process, a discussion on the theory of images, Santa Casa stories and a history of the chapel. Their dramatic brightly colored tapestries reproduced as double-page gate-fold show people at the edge of a riverbed in various states of unease, a contemporary moment couched in the materials of the past that both absorbs and refracts the chapel. Contributors include theorist Jorg H. Gleiter, art historians Stanislaus von Moos and Robert Suckale plus artist Birgit Szepanski.
February 2016 / English, German, Italian & Latin
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover / 10 ¼ x 14 inches
96 pp / 31 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-41-0 · Retail Price: $45.00
The first significant survey to explore the career of Matt Keegan, the New York– based artist known for his work across mediums and as co-founding editor of the acclaimed art journal North Drive Press, this monograph also expands on his recent solo exhibition in Norway (2015) for which the artist remade his sheetrock and steel sculptures from 2006–15 in cardboard. Essays and interviews by Tom McDonough, John Miller, Sara VanDerBeek and Anna Craycroft, Uri Aran, Leslie Hewitt and James Richards frame Keegan’s production and ongoing engagement. Full-color installation photos and repro- ductions of his work introduce and provide a layered overview of the artist’s multifac- eted practice. Rooted in Keegan’s strong interest in language as it relates to cognition, communication and exchange, his sculptures include familiar phrases and translate open-ended phrases into iconic signage to highlight its materiality. In collections of the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and included in the New Museum’s pivotal inaugural triennial, The Generational: Younger than Jesus.
ROGALAND KUNSTSENTER, NORWAY
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 ½ x 10 inches / 124 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-1-941753-10-1 · Retail Price: $30.00
The Continuous Garbage Project 1998-2003
March 2003, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 9 x 11 1/4 inches
48 pp, 30 b&w and 44 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-88865-626-2 · Retail Price: $15.00
Michael Lett, New Zealand
2009 / Hardcover / 7 3/ 4 x 10 1/ 4 inches / 64 pp / 4 b&w and 26 color
ISBN: 978-0-9582981-3-1 · Retail Price: $25.00
Name, Class, Subject
This very subtle book looks, at first glance, like a children’s exercise book with ruled pages. However, each page is actually a painting in the Mughal miniature tradition. But in stark contrast to the ornate decoration usually associated with the miniature, Pakistani artist Aisha Khalid’s painted pages are a clever response to the line widths found in handwriting exercise books: half of the pages adhere to the rules employed to teach English, while the rest correspond to those used to teach Urdu. Meeting in the middle, the centerfold reveals a space akin to a no-man’s-land in print. Characterizing the two cultures in relation to the subtle variations of the ruled lines, Khalid’s book project presents a series of juxtapositions that comment on the tensions underlying Pakistan’s past and present.
2010 / Hardcover / 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 280 pp / 220 color
ISBN: 978-0-9556674-2-8 · Retail Price: $49.95
Any era’s representation of children in art says more about the adults than the kids. This handsome, full-color exhibition catalog from Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin brings together portraits of children from the last century or so, in all their frightening, stifling, monstrous, sinister, ambiguous and explicitly sexual glory. Pieces range from Paula Modersohn-Becker’s turn-of-the-20th-century portraits, which trailblaze in abandoning the myth of the carefree childhood, to paintings, sculpture, film and photography from artists including Larry Clark, Chaim Soutine, TAL R, Cuny Janssen, Raymond Pettibon, Gert & Uwe Tobias and Andy Warhol. This bold show takes children out of the category of cuddly status symbols and gives them their full birthright of complexity. The oversized volume includes text in English and German, and installation photos. Text by Estelle Blaschke and Kito Nedo.
CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
January 2013/ German & English/
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
9x 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches/ 64 pp/ 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-023-8 · Retail Price: $39.95
German sculptor Hubert Kiecol is a new-style minimalist. The works of minimalist pioneers like Carl Andre or Donald Judd were simply “there” – certainly not symbols for something else. Yet Kiecol’s work, by contrast, is rich in association, and yet it is also evident that the emotional labor of association, the investigation of the archetypal, is left to the viewer. The interplay of form and openness connects Kiecol’s sculpture to his two-dimensional work. The artist’s balancing act, creating meaning and moods from minimalism, makes his work unique. A rich and comprehensively illustrated exhibition catalog.
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 104 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-50-6 · Retail Price: $49.95
I Have Seen The Future
I Have Seen The Future
In a riot of electric color, collage, stencils and spray paints, this joyful book celebrates the manic universe created by Austrian-born artist Kiki Kogelnik, whose work explodes with the energy of the 1960s. Kogelnik settled in New York in 1962, just in time to tap the euphoria of Pop Art, women’s lib and comic books, among other influences, with these remarkable works. Just about every work includes a childlike handprint—the kind of thing a kid might press onto a plate or a finger-painting—a Kogelnik signature creating a bridge between the viewer and the art. Utopia is the magic word that sums up Kogelnik’s formal and thematic wanderings; she is interested in transformation, in overcoming the perplexities of space and time. She always considered the present to be the start of a better future. Kogelnik died in Vienna in 1997. This wonderful little jewel of a book is the document of her 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hamburg.
KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG, GERMANY
January 2013/ German & English/ Exhibition catalog Softcover/ 6 1/2 x 9 2/3inches/ 216 pp/ 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-024-5 · Retail Price: $45.00
Ute Riese (Ed.)
Danish painter, poet, filmmaker, architect, and sculptor Per Kirkeby is one of Scandinavia’s most celebrated living artists. His engagement with natural and geologic processes is highlighted in this beautiful new exhibition catalog from Kunsthalle Giessen featuring photographs of his brick sculpture Gießen (1996) and large-scale charcoal drawings relating to in a series titled Masonites (1977–97). Earlier works are also featured including tempera paintings, bronze models, drawings, and several intensely colored monotypes. The sculpture, created to connect two building complexes at Justus Leibig University, stands as built metaphor of Kirkeby’s career-long focus on nature’s processes from sediment to culture. This excellent look into Kirkeby’s work, which has appeared at Documenta and in the collections of the Tate Modern, Phillips Collection, MOMA, NY and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes beautiful color plates and essays by Ute Riese and Marcel Baumgartner on the artist’s processes and ideas.
KUNSTHALLE GIESSEN , DEN MARK
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
102 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-090-0 · Retail Price: $49.95