Italian Art from the Second Avant-Garde
Minimalia: Italian Art from the Second Avant-Garde is dedicated to Italian artists working from the 1960s to early 1980s who fostered the development of the art movements ZERO, Gruppo T, Gruppo N, Pittura Analitica and Arte Povera. Though in dialogue with the North American Minimal art movement, the artists in these groups represented a uniquely Italian vision that exerted a powerful influence on the international avant-garde and are now recognized as important contributors to the history of twentieth-century abstraction. Minimalia includes works by Enrico Castellani, Salvatore Scarpitta, Mario Merz, Alberto Biasi, Grazia Varisco and Giorgio Griffa, among many others. Photographs of the items on auction are accompanied by essays on the individual artists and an in-depth interview with internationally renowned curator and critic Achille Bonito Oliva, who organized the 1999 exhibition Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-Century Art at MoMA PS1, NY, by Wright’s own Elisabeth Del Prete.
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches / 56 pp / 14 b&w and 23 color
ISBN: 978-0-9963713-5-3 · Retail Price: $19.95
Space Age: Poster Book
M - MUSEUM LEUVEN, BELGIUM
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Posterbook w/ 7 fold-out posters
10 x 14 inches / Full color
ISBN: 978-3-956790-22-5 · Retail Price: $26.00
From Mythological Demigod to Mass Phenomenon
Beate Ermacora & Maren Welsch (Eds.)
Taking as its starting point the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection and pined away because he couldn’t possess his beloved, this catalog for an international group exhibition includes a smart curatorial mix of international artists. Featured are Barbara Bloom, Felix Burger, Luis Camnitzer, Niklas Goldbach, Conny Habbel, Katja Hammerle, Ely Kim, Jürgen Klauke, Urs Lüthi, Bjørn Melhus, John Miller, Olaf Nicolai, Helmut Schober, Johanna Smiatek, Wainer Vaccari and historical works by Gyula Benczúr, Felix Nussbaum, Johann Heinrich Schönfeld plus more. The diverse selection of art works is not concerned merely with self-experience and self-recognition, with clichés and male behavioral models, but also with the social changes regarding the blurring of gender roles and the acceptance of the glorification of the masculine physique, thus illuminating our current social circumstances. Texts by Julia Brennacher, Lotte Dinse, Beate Ermacora, Jürgen Tabor and others.
GALERIE TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA
March 2013/ German & English/ Exhibition catalog, Hardcover/
9x 11 1/4 inches/ 186 pp/ 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-030-6 · Retail Price: $45.00
Roland Wetzel (Ed.)
London-based UK artist Haroon Mirza’s atmospheric large-scale installations combine sound, light, film and video with found objects—audio equipment, LEDs and solar panels—and work by other artists to create an immersive experience that confounds and challenges authorship and spatial orientation. The artist’s work to date, currently at the Museum Tinguely, Basel, is presented in this substantial catalog designed in the rhizome-like structure of Mirza’s creative and practical interactions. Organized both along process-oriented chronological lines and cartographically, the catalog offers a sort of road map of the networked interactions that are a part of each project. Incorporating work by numerous artists such as Mattia Bosco, Alexander Calder, Jeremy Deller, Gaia Fugazza, Gary Hill, Anish Kapoor, Richard Sides and Jean Tinguely, Mirza’s projects question perceptual distinctions and challenge the categorization of cultural forms.
MUSEUM TINGUELY, BASEL
October 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Flexicover / 6 1/2 x 91/2 inches / 408 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-129-7 · Retail Price: $55.00
Yoko Mori (Ed.)
The deceptively simple painterly compositions of Japanese artist Miki Mochizuka are, in fact, an analog for the process of perception and representation of memories, thoughts, and ideas in the visual landscape. Heavy layers of paint take on a collage-like appearance, revealing and obscuring crystalline geometric patterns and lushly rendered flora and fauna like sedimented layers of memory and time. This catalog, accompanying an exhibition at the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Shizuoka, Japan, serves as the first collected survey of the work of Mochizuka who, until this point, has only been visible throughout Japan, international art fairs and a recent feature in Contemporary Art Daily. Included in this handsome publication are color reproductions of 52 oil paintings, both a selection of older works and the artist’s most recent series.
VANGI SCULPTURE GARDEN MUSEUM, JAPAN
April 2013/ Japanese & English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
8 x 1 1/2 x 12 inches/ 104 pp/ 52 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-15-9 · Retail Price: $49.95
2009 / English & German / Softcover
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches / 142 pp / 14 b&w and 103 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-68-9 · Retail Price: $29.95
The first monograph on the work of Romanian artist team Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, with extensive images since 2000, on the occasion of the Surplus Value exhibition. This rich goulash of film, photography, painting, performance, and site-specific projects is complemented by specially commissioned texts critically analyzing Vatamanu and Florin’s work in relation to history and contemporary art. The way these artists look at issues such as collective memory, erasure, the remnants of fallen regimes, and amnesia towards recent history has positioned them among the most compelling and literate interpreters of our contemporary post-communist condition, extending far beyond their native Romania to the “former West” and further afield. With an in-depth interview with the artists by Bucharest-based curator and writer Mihnea Mircan.
Bak Basis Voor Actuelle Kunst, The Netherlands
January 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches / 112 pp / 16 b/w and 84 color
ISBN: 978-94-60830-03-7 · Retail Price: $35.00
Bergen Assembly 2013
Ekaterina Degot & David Riff (Eds.)
Monday Begins on Saturday is the title of a fantasy novel from the 1960s about a magical research institute in the Soviet Union, written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It is also the title of the first edition of Bergen Assembly, a new triennial of contemporary art.
2014 / Softcover
7 x 9 1/2 inches / 344 pp
249 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-74-0 · Retail Price: $47.00
Rotterdam artist Olaf Mooij is famous for his hilarious car sculptures, like the Braincar, a car whose top has been transformed into a giant replica of the human brain. During the day, the car drives through the city, and at night it dreams of its day through video projections on the matte white brain surface. This generously illustrated exhibition catalog, a retrospective reaching back to 1999, also includes the DJ Mobile (with a professional sound system, 14 speakers and a built-in DJ booth), the car condoms called Rubbers, and installation photos of smaller works. “I try to make artworks that are related to people to help them understand art,” says Mooij, whose influence range from Dada to Detroit. “I also want to put humor in my art that will make people smile.” With several essays in English and Dutch.
2010 / English & Dutch / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches / 148 pp / full color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-022-8 · Retail Price: $39.95
Fabienne Eggelhöfer (Ed.)
An intriguing conversation exploring the relationship of Henry Moore’s career to that of Paul Klee is the focus of this handsome exhibition catalog accompanying the exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee. Curators Sebastiano Barassi of the Henry Moore Foundation, Matthew Gale of the Tate Modern and Fabienne Eggelhofer of the Paul Klee Center have assembled a cross-section of Moore’s sculpture and paintings that demonstrate—though the two artists never met, their closely related anti-academic stance and shared idea of a natural creative process. Both artists avoided the avant-garde debates on figuration and abstraction, and both, argue the show’s curators, were concerned with allowing their work to combine abstract and surrealist, classical and romantic elements, in a sense, pointing the way toward postmodern stylistic diversity. With 80 images and essays by the three curators, this publication is a welcome addition to scholarship in the field.
CENTER PAUL KLEE, BERN
English & German / Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
8 1/2 x 11 inches / 140 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-110-5 · Retail Price: $49.95