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
2008 / English & Dutch / Softcover
5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches / 232 pp / 7 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-74529-22-8 · Retail Price: $38.00
The Big Book
Meghan DellaCrosse, Daniel Garber & Corinn Gerber (Eds.)
This important publication provides a first time document and re-visitation of artist Alison Knowles’ classic Fluxus project, The Big Book (1967). An eight-foot tall walk-in construction, it was comprised of a title page and eight moveable pages anchored to a metal spine, each equipped with casters. The book contained a stove, a telephone, a bed, a toilet, a library, a guestbook, a gallery with works by artist friends, a lush meadow, a ventilator and other assorted utensils. It was given its first public airing at the Something Else Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Following this first exhibition, the book travelled to various venues in Europe, Canada and the United States, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Frankfurt am Main and The Jewish Museum, New York. In the course of these travels, the book’s condition gradually deteriorated so that by the time it reached the final venue, only a few pages remained.
April 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Hardcover/ 8 1/2 x 11 inches
48 pp/ 23 b&w/ 13 color
ISBN: 978-3-940215-13-0 · Retail Price: $25.00
Ways of Being
Freek Lomme & Boy Vereecken (Eds.)
The young Dutch artist Aukje Koks seeks to unite art and spectator in this playful artist’s book that treats art as a “thing among things” open to multiple interpretations. Interested in the intersections between visible reality and the world of ideas, Koks dislocates the viewer’s perspective in her paintings and sculptures so that reality and illusion become intermingled and it is no longer clear what is real and what is not. In Ways of Being images of her work are presented in tandem with informal, prosaic reports by friends, critics and curators, which make us aware of the semantics of images and blurring of categories via individual perspectives, ultimately in Koks’s view a political statement. Koks made Ways of Being collaboratively with writer/ curator Freek Lomme (texts) and designer/publisher Boy Vereecken (images). Contributions by Constance Barrere Dangleterre, Bianca Stigter, Chris Sharp and Bart Groenendaal.
January 2015, E nglish & Dutch
Softcover, 8 x 10 inches
64 pp, 12 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-27-4 · Retail Price: $25.00
This elegant, large-format catalog of the fascinating paintings of Italian-born artist Florin Kompatscher focuses on his work from 2005-2010. In stunning color reproductions and black-and-white installation photos, the reader can see the remarkable balance between surreal metaphor and special depth of field in his oil paintings; Kompatscher’s paintings are dream-like, referring to antecedents like Dali, Magritte, Tanguy and even Caspar David Friedrich, yet totally individual to the artist. “It is possible to glimpse mountainous landscapes and underwater worlds, exploding volcanoes, and cosmic configurations in these paintings,” writes art historian Noemi Smolik. “At the same time, they elude the real.” Hard to describe, indeed, but nonetheless beautiful.
2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.5 x 11.75 inches / 144 pp / 64 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-56-8 · Retail Price: $69.95
Thomas Andrae, Moritz Kaufmann
Bettina Krieg’s complex and obsessively detailed pen-and-ink drawings reveal fragments of human existence, countless layers of ideas, images and feelings. This slim but elegant exhibition catalog includes multiple fold-outs and mylar inserts to accurately reproduce the young, Berlin-based artist’s extraordinary “narrative clouds,” as curator Christian Ganzenberg describes them in one of several outstanding texts. He lauds the artist’s “exuberant richness of detail” and the “precise, almost Old Master-like alignment and the unusual saturation of the depths.” Scrap-metal yards, destroyed cars, insects, birds, waterfalls, exploding machines, fish scales, tentacles, cells, cables: Krieg herself can barely describe her inspirations for these works which are at once abstract and figurative.
April 2012 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9.5 x 12 inches / 54 pp / 40 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-940953-98-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
Hilke Wagner & Axel Wieder (Eds.)
Texts by Steve Rushton, Yvonne Scheja, Axel Wieder; with a foreword by Tom Trevor and Hilke Wagner
In her photographic projects, Susanne Kriemann takes a research-oriented approach: dealing with archival and forgotten documents in particular is a central aspect to her work. The found photo material then frequently serves as a starting point for her own images. Formal or thematic analogies generate multifaceted layers of association, which address the circumstances in which the historical images were produced, their preservation, as well as their link to the present day—and always also examine her own medium of photography.
This publication was created as part of the solo exhibitions “Cold Time” at the Kunstverein Braunschweig and “Modelling (Construction School)” at Arnolfini in Bristol. Even if the exhibitions were organized entirely independently of one another, the joint effort in producing this catalogue made it possible to go beyond simple exhibition documentation and provide a more in-depth view into the work of Kriemann. In a certain sense, this catalogue is connected to the artist’s earlier publication entitled Reading Susanne Kriemann (Sternberg Press, 2011), consisting exclusively of texts. Here, however, the main point of the publication is to let the images speak for themselves.
Design by Sandra Kastl
KUNSTVEREIN BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY
2013 / English & German / softcover
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 128 pages / 88 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-69-6 · Retail Price: $24.95
Aesthetic Basic Chronicle, Vol. 1
A work of both art and theory, Aesthetic Basic Chronicle is a visual and conceptual encyclopedia composed of hundreds of object installations, displays, and projects by the Austrian artist/curator/editorial team Krüger & Pardeller. Aligning itself with a socially activated political understanding of aesthetics and organized alphabetically by concepts such as abstraction, accumulation, activation pixel, polarization, position, uncertainty, universal and variable, the book invites a consideration of the political and social motives behind classification. Essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Johan Frederik Hartle, Kathi Hofer, Ilse Lafer, Marin Prinzhorn, Ruth Sonderegger, and George Toepfer thoughtfully examine Kruger & Pardeller’s oeuvre in relation to the role of “situation-specific” art, institutional critique and the space of the book.
January 2015 / English & German
Hardcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
424 pp / 55 b&w and 220 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-028-7 · Retail Price: $48.00