Living Contemporary, Wright’s unique auction of art and design in September 2013, features a wide selection of nearly 50 works from the collection of Joseph and Janet Shein, art patrons who have spent a lifetime collecting extraordinary works. Artists represented include Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Jenny Hozler, Roy Lichtenstein and many more. Also exceptional among the Shein collection is a custom dining table by John Vesey. Eclectic and inspiring, the collection of Joseph and Janet Shein highlights the intersection between life, art and design.
2013 / Softcover
10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches / 235 pp / 291 color
ISBN: 978-0-9718405-5-3 · Retail Price: $35.00
Sylvia Martin & Beate Ermacora (Eds.)
The creative output of a generation of artists born in the 1970s has turned again to materials and man-made production processes. Both act as a carrier of meaning and attributed values that correspond to collective social frameworks. The 12 artists featured in this book—including Karla Black, Theaster Gates, David Jablonowski and Oscar Tuazon—emphasize alchemistic strategies and gestures of display in the form of three-dimensional installations explicitly aimed at exaggerating the presence of the work. Craft takes priority over media and networks; connections to design and architecture are explored on a different level. Contributions from Robert Fleck, Sylvia Martin, and Gunnar Schmidt trace the significance of materials and materiality to the history of conceptualism, and each artist is represented with a comprehensive introductory essay. This tightly organized exhibition catalog gives necessary due to one of today’s most persistent and important artistic tendencies.
HAUS ESTERS / HAUS LANGE, KUNSTMUSEEN KREFELD, GERMANY
GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
July 2014 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 160 pp / 160 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-087-0 · Retail Price: $45.00
This first monograph on the mystical-historical practice of Maria Loboda contains a selection of her work since 2009, including her installation at dOCUMENTA (13), “This Work is Dedicated to an Emperor,” an army of potted cypress trees which moved through the landscape during the course of the exhibition. Oh, Wilderness demonstrates the artist’s equation between language and materiality as it works the other way around, translating materials expressive of a certain weak semiotics into language. Through these materials, nature is observed and read—now consti- tuting a grammar, rigorously arbitrary, formal, and conventional. Featured essay by Lars Bang Larsen points to spiritualization in Loboda’s works, Isobel Harbison analyzes the engagement with artifact in Loboda’s approach to sculpture, and a Q+A between the artist, Harbison and Caterina Rivera traces Loboda’s career and intellectual context.
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Softcover/
9 2/3 x 6 3/4 inches/ 88 pp/ 56 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-21-4 · Retail Price: $29.00
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
Clarrie Wallis (Ed.)
Charting Richard Long’s critical reception, this well-illustrated anthology of writings deftly discloses the sculptor’s radical rethinking of the relationship between art and landscape. Widely considered one of the most influential British minimalist artists of his generation, Long (b. 1945) has maintained a practice that stems from his deep love of nature and solitary walking. He first came to prominence in the late 1960s and is part of a generation of international artists that extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and methods. This comprehensive volume includes over 30 essays and reviews on the artist from the late 1960s to the present, drawn together here for the first time. The texts are accompanied by key interviews, a selection of the artist’s own statements, and an introductory essay by editor Clarrie Wallis (curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate, London) that examines Long’s unique position within postwar art history.
October 2017 / Softcover
5 ¾ x 8 ¾ in. / 240 pp / 40 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-30-2 · Retail Price: $36.00
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