Eva Wilson & Daniela Zyman (Eds.)
A comprehensive exhibition, originating at LACMA and traveling on to Vienna’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and the New York Jewish Museum, showcased Los Angeles–based artist Sharon Lockhart’s multimedia meditation in conversation with the late Israeli dancer and choreographer Noa Eshkol. Eshkol is best known for developing the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation system in the 1950s, which uses a combination of symbols and numbers to define the motion of any limb around its joint. Lockhart’s images capture Eshkol’s students in performance, bringing her visionary choreographic work to light. The book features installation photographs, film stills, archival material and wall carpets by Eshkol. Texts by Walead Beshty, Ramsay Burt, Ifat Finkelman, Noémie Solomon and Eva Wilson, among others.
July 2013 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 11 3⁄4 inches / 176 pp / 36 b&w and 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-55-9 · Retail Price: $47.00
Contemporary Art from Japan
Sabine Schaschl (Ed.)
The singularly “Japanese” handling of the opposites—logic and emotion—is the focus of this thought-provoking exhibition catalog documenting Switzerland’s first major group exhibition of contemporary Japanese art. Ranging from the rational to the sensual, work by 13 artists, both recognized and emerging, define what it means to “be” Japanese through installations, architecture, 3D sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, manga-inspired painting and more. Artists featured are Noe Aoki and Teppei Kaneuji, Koji Enokura, Kazunari Hattori, Akihisa Hirata, Ryogi Ikeda, Masayasu Mitsuke, Tatsuo Miyajima, Go Watanabe, Taiji Matsue, Hiroshi Sujito, Yuichi Yokoyama along with internationally renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. With insightful essays by curators Sabine Schaschl (Museum Haus Konstrucktiv, Zurich) and Kenjiro Hosaka (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) along with art critic Minoru Shimizu.
HAUS KONSTRUKTIV, ZURICH
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 7 x 9 inches
104 pp / 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-107-5 · Retail Price: $39.95
The Lost Cent
This graphic novel relates a day in the life of a lucky penny. Celebrated Franco-Dutch illustrator Serge Onnen conceived of this project as a commentary on the transitory nature of value.“ All things of value are defenseless,” reads Lucebert’s famous poem. That line, immortalized in a public neon sculpture in Rotterdam, formed Onnen’s inspiration. But what if a defenseless being is worthless, he asks? With less face value than its production cost, it could be the perfect object to raise questions about value. A homeless coin becomes problematic and unwanted, traveling through a series of rust-hued ink drawings, echoing the missing hole in the center of each page where the missing coin should be. Featuring texts from Olav Velthuis and Charles Baudelaire.
September 2013 / English, Dutch & French
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches / 284 pp
380 b&w w/ orange tone
ISBN: 978-90-78454-89-2 · Retail Price: $35.00
Pursuit of an Ideal
An holistic amalgam of spirituality and physical health, the School of Radiant Living was founded in New Zealand by the English psychologist Herbert Sutcliffe and flourished in that country from the 1930s through the 1980s. New Zealand artist Louise Menzies has investigated this optimistic, mid-century movement through several installations, a film, and now this rich artist’s book. Bringing together a wealth of ephemera on the School of Radiant Living, she imaginatively re-configures her materials to draw out broader tensions between the individual and the collective, the practical and the ideal, the nostalgic and the utopian visions. Including a poster insert and pamphlet, this perceptive publication re-introduces us to an idealistic past.
August 2012/ Softcover/ 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches/ 76 pp/ 69 b&w and 8 color
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-3-2 · Retail Price: $35.00
Stephanie Weber (Ed.)
In 1968, the Paris-based Argentinian conceptual artist Lea Lublin exhibited herself with her eight-month-old son in a Paris gallery (Yvon Lambert) for three weeks in what was considered a scandalous exhibition. The title, The Striptease of Jesus as a Child, was a conversation with the public on the subliminal eroticism in Christian paintings. Relatively unknown to an international audience until now, Lublin was part of a generation of feminist artists such as Judy Chicago and Hannah Wilke fiercely committed to overcoming the boundaries separating art and life. This profusely illustrated and comprehensive catalog of her sensual, challenging and didactic work spans three decades of photographs, drawings, wall installations and videos, and includes documentation of a reconstruction of one of her most ambitious works, Fluvio Subtunal (1969), as well as off-site public interventions. Featuring contributions by Monika Bayer-Wermuth, Thibault Boulvain, Catherine Francblin, Isabel Plante, Teresa Riccardi and Stephanie Weber, plus translations of Lea Lublin’s writings and a key text on Lublin by Pierre Restan from 1969.
October 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches / 368 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-128-0 · Retail Price: $55.00
Albanian Trilogy: A Series of Devious Stratagems
Marco Scotini (Ed.)
Albanian playwright and film artist Armando Lulaj’s (b. 1980) project for the 56th Venice Biennale Albanian Pavilion is a time capsule of the country’s past treading the line between fact and fiction. Combining evocation and documentation, Lulaj conveys the historical-political phase during which Albania built its inter- national identity with archival materials, three videos and an enormous whale’s skeleton—both protagonist and silent witness—representing the Hobbesian principle of sovereignty. Complementing the exhibition, the compact hardcover catalog-reader includes essays by curator Marco Scotini, historian Elidor Mehilli, NYU critic and philosopher Boris Groys and theorist Jonida Gashi. Film stills and original and archival photographs ruminate on communism’s mechanisms of power and socializing myths through the lens of Albania’s geopolitical situation. A conversation between Hou Hanru and Lulaj, along with Edi Muki’s reading of the trilogy, focuses on the cross-disciplinary methods of historical reconstruction located between the role of artist and social archaeologist.
February 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 5 ¾ x 8 ½ inches / 308 pp / 150 b&w and 101 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-146-8 · Retail Price: $30.00
I was the Cleaning Lady at the Bauhaus
2008 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-70-6 · Retail Price: $45.00
Will You Make Me Laugh or Cry?
2009 / Softcover / 5 x 6 1/2 inches
128 pp / 50 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934500-24-8 · Retail Price: $22.00
At last, a comprehensive catalog – almost a catalogue raisonné – of the work of painter Markus Lüpertz, a treasure of the German art world for almost 50 years. Considered a peer of Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Georg Baselitz, Lupertz has never believed in the purely representational purpose of art; instead, in his own words, he has always been “searching for the potential picture,” and thus never felt bound by any one style. An inspiration for younger artists such as Peter Doig, Tal R and Thomas Houseago, Lupertz has freely created works from a vast fund of artistic and historic-cultural material, devising coded paintings that bear his emphatic signature. This catalog, accompanying an important retrospective, stretches back to works fro the 1960s and includes an extensive section of photographic documentation.
January 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 376 pp / 70 b/w and 240 color
ISBN: 978-3-9400953-22-3 · Retail Price: $120.00
Architecture Dithyrambic: Drawings and Paintings 1964–1977
Matthia Löbke (Ed.)
What critics sometimes label as “anti-modern” behavior by visionary artist Markus Lüpertz was in fact a revelation for art in postwar Europe. Lüpertz’s attitude comes from a deep confrontation with historical utopian architecture— specifically that of Bruno Taut and his “Alpine Architecture”—a prevalent topic among artists in the years following World War I. This slim volume is focused on a pivotal period in the artist’s career from 1964 to 1977, beginning with colorful architectural drawings focused on the theme of the house, which he interprets as living space, studio and family home, extended through the decade to his fanciful imagined territory, “Lüpiland.” During this time, Lüpertz’s works were included in the first Berlin Biennale (1974) as well as Documenta VI. Art historian and curator Siegfried Gohr contributes an excellent essay for the catalog.
2014 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 x 9 1/2 inches / 88 pp / 75 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-069-6 · Retail Price: $39.95