Time Runs Out 06.18.2009–12.17.2011
Steven Hull & Amy Thoner (Eds.)
Important artist-run project space La Cienegas Projects was part of LA’s thriving art scene between 2009 and 2011, hosting large-scale, collaborative, project- based artworks by over 60 local and international artists including Koi Tanaka, James Benning, Jim Shaw and Tami Demarre. The brief but rich history of this alternative space is thoroughly documented in this 416-page volume designed by Jennifer Rider in conjunction with its founders and curators, artist Steven Hull and architect Amy Thoner. Extensive documentation of the gallery’s 61 exhibitions along with original press releases is introduced by Los Angeles–based writer Susan Morgan and followed by artist Charles Gaines’s essay critically examining the history of alternative spaces and LCP’s place within that history. In three short years, LCP’s cutting-edge exhibitions by new and established local and international contemporary artists quickly made it the go-to place to see what was new and fresh in LA art.
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 x 9 inches / 415 pp / Extensive color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $29.95
Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Kristina Scepanski (Ed.)
New York artist Liz Magic Laser’s performances and videos intervene in semipublic spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms. Published on the occasion of her eponymous museum exhibition in Münster, this informative catalog focuses on her latest works examining the techniques of news production and the studied gestures of politicians. By using television news as theatrical dialogue, Laser confronts us with the mechanisms at play in the presentation and reception of current events. Benedikt Reichenbach’s unique design offers varied entry points to Laser’s practice, including video scripts written in collaboration with N ew York novelist Sofia Pontén. Contributions by curator Kristina Scepanski, art historian Jordan Troeller and art historian/writer Tom Williams.
WESTFÄLISCHER KUNSTVEREIN, GERMANY
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 1/2 x 11 inches
144 pp / Full b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-069-0 · Retail Price: $27.00
Body Awareness Painting
2006, English & German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
132 pp, 25 b&w and 85 color reproductions
ISBN: 3-936859-37-X · Retail Price: $66.00
John Latham in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni
This small but impeccably produced catalog introduces a never-before-exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). The 1994 works called, Canvas Events, features spray-painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers. The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field. Latham often worked with spray paint; he often described the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes. Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, in which they discuss the artist’s work over time.
September 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 24 pp / 7 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-31-9 · Retail Price: $22.00
The first-ever comprehensive monograph on the life and work of influential British conceptual artist Bob Law. Beginning in the 1950s, inspired by the landscape, Law made his most famous works while lying on his back in a field. These seemingly simple outlines led to a minimalist exploration that spanned almost 60 years. In 1974, Law made a series of black paintings out of different combinations of dark colors. His vocabulary of elemental forms, traditional symbols and primary colors can be seen across his work; they include fields, houses, castles, chairs, crosses in red, yellow and blue. This publication brings together extensive documentation of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculpture along with selected essays by David Batchelor, Antony Bond, Anna Lovatt, Jo Melvin, Giuseppe Panza and an interview with the artist by Richard Cork.
January 2010 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
256 pp / 300 b/w and color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-26-5 · Retail Price: $65.00
Field Works 1959–1999
Bob Law (1934–2004) is the founding father of the British Minimalist movement of the 1960s and ’70s. This monograph—his second from Ridinghouse—focuses on the artist’s early work at St. Ives in the 1950s, where he developed his Field Drawings series reducing landscape elements to abstract signs within a rhomboid frame. The series was, in Law’s words, “about the position of myself on the face of the earth and the environmental conditions around me.” Using a thickly drawn line to contain the almost-blank pictorial field, Law refined his early abstract language in subsequent monochrome works. The monograph accompanies a solo exhibition in London (2015), and features over 20 early works by Law and an essay by noted American curator Douglas Fogle on the artist’s pursuit of the void’s poetic possibilities. Law’s artworks, internationally recognized and collected, can be found from MoMA, NY, to the Tate Modern, London.
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 7 ½ inches / 48 pp / 29 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-18-0 · Retail Price: $19.95
May 2003, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 8 x 10 inches
48 pp, 32 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-921381-25-5 · Retail Price: $15.00
Spanish artist Maider López is becoming an international star with her unusual projects involving droves of community volunteers in captivating public interventions. Polder Cup combines the Dutch love of soccer with the characteristic feature of the Dutch landscape, the polder – a reclaimed marsh protected from flooding by dikes. López painted soccer fields right across the polders, ditches and dikes, forcing players to negotiate endless new rules and tactics to keep the matches going. These unique games brought together everyone from soccer players to art lovers, all of whom were at the mercy of the unprecedented setting. This extensively illustrated book captures the joyous, improvisatory spirit of the tournament in brilliant color photographs, and ends with two-page presentations of seven previous interventions by López.
SKOR, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2012 / English & Dutch / Hardcover
9 x 6.5 inches / 120 pp / full color
ISBN: 978-90-806408-0-1 · Retail Price: $39.95
Mythos und Metamorphose
Coming up on the 70th birthday of Czech master Marcus Lüpertz, this handsome, large-format exhibition catalog presents some of his fine drawings, small sculptures and bozetti (sketches or maquettes) from a recent Regensburg show. Last year’s comprehensive retrospective in Bonn was devoted to the large-scale sculpture and painting of this internationally lauded pillar of the Modern movement. The works here are some of Lüpertz’s most beautiful, influenced by classicism and mythology (or reacting against it), featuring small oils, watercolor and striking hand-painted sculptures. In an accompanying text, Andrea Madesta shows how Lüpertz is constantly questioning the art that has gone before him, staging himself as a “force at the heart of creation.”
2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.5 x 12 inches / 136 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-64-3 · Retail Price: $49.95
Beate Ermacora & Galerie im Taxispalais (Eds.)
A two-volume exhibition catalog Leap in Time brings together the current and historical work of nine internationally acclaimed Austrian artists who have shown at the Galerie im Taxipalais in solo exhibitions over the past half century. This 50th anniversary publication captures the history of the Galerie im Taxipalais, which connected its artists with the international art world. Essays by authors Julia Brennancher, Lotte Dinse, Beate Ermacora and others accompany a color supplement documenting the current work of artists Carola Dertnig, Heinz Gappmayr, Martin Gostner, Peter Kogler, Peter Sandbichler, Eva Schlegel, Martin Walde, Hans Weigand and Lois Weinberger.
GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA
January 2015 / 2-volume set /English & German, Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / w/supplement
9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
120 pp & 52 pp / 10 b&w and 70 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-098-6 · Retail Price: $49.95