A well-deserved survey for the internationally acclaimed Argentinian film and video artist Sebastián Díaz Morales. Covering 15 years of work (1998–2013), Ficcionario is a kind of autopoetic sum of his prolific career re-created through film stills, texts and reports by participants. Exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou and a Guggenheim Fellow (2009), Morales has participated in major film and video festivals and art biennials worldwide. His particular view of reality—a fusion of poetic and realistic narrative style—represents the Latin American literature of magical realism as well as the docu-fictional style of South American cinema. Writings and drawings drifting through the artist’s film stills give the book an almost diaristic feel. Contributions by noted American video artist Gary Hill, Indonesian video artist Hafiz Rancajale, independent curator Dick Verdult and political South African photographer Jo Ratcliff among others.
January 2015 / English & Spanish
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
260 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-093-1 · Retail Price: $72.00
Falling Into Place
In this beautiful, limited-edition artist’s book, British artists Heather and Ivan Morison continue their inquiry into cultures of self-sufficiency and the topography of escape, bringing together sketches, drawings and an engrossing narrative: part science fiction, part history, part autobiography and part fairytale. The Morisons represented Wales at the 2007 Venice Biennale with their timber structures Pleasure Island and Fantasy Island, which were inspired by the hand-built shelters associated with the “back-to-the-land” movements of the ‘sixties and ‘seventies. As they write, “It got to the point where I just had to get out. That’s when I built my first escape vehicle.” Printed offset in an edition of 1,500 copies, with dust jacket with gold blocking.
April 2010 / Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches / 144 pp / b/w and color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-09-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
It’s Just a Certain Sound I’m After
2008 / English & German / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches / 96 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-78-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
American conceptual artist Robert Morris’s sculptural installation Hearing includes an audio recording of a fictitious hearing focused on the aesthetic, political, historical and moral views of a “witness.” That work is taken as a point of departure in this book, where a transcript of Hearing appears as a piece of literature with commentary from Gregor Stemmrich in its first English translation.
2012 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 148 pp
36 b&w and 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-940064-39-4 · Retail Price: $39.95
Giving the Story a Treatment
2005, Series 011, 220 pp, 25 color reproductions
English and German text
Softcover, 3 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
ISBN: 0-9745688-48 · Retail Price: $19.95
1999, 24 postcards in CD shelter
ISBN: 4-309-90290-1 · Retail Price: $19.95
1999, English and Japanese text
Softcover, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
160 pp, 100 plus color reproductions
ISBN: 4-309-90280-4 · Retail Price: $42.00
Bleckede 2009 / Rochechouart 2011
British artist Charlotte Moth began to assemble the texts in this book during her residency at the German artists’ retreat center, Schloss Bleckede, in 2009. Her work is essentially photographic, but it grows out of sculpture, architecture and cinema, as well as the exploration of documents and archives. Moth invited artists, writers, and curators to respond to the materials she chose; the book collects a selection of those responses that have recently been part of the artist’s projects or are yet to become a part of it. Moth conceived this book as a further elaboration of her artistic practice, linking different projects that have been realized since 2009. This book accompanies her solo exhibition “The Absent Forms.” Featured essays by Guy Brett, Maeve Conolly, Mathieu Copeland, Olivier Michelon, Charlotte Moth, Sadie Murdoch, Francesco Pedraglio and Alice Peinado.
April 2012 / Softcover
4.5 x 7 inches / 112 pp / 1 b/w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-68-9 · Retail Price: $16.00
Federica Bueti (Ed.)
Dedicated to protest and language, Move…ment is the fourth issue of the journal …ment, which invites contributors to formulate and reframe the concept of resistance, particularly as conceived within their daily experience and plurality of desires. This visual and inventive issue includes a firsthand account of the role of social media in the current protest movements in Spain, fiction that counteracts the populist neoliberalism and pervasive Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico, and a report of how Internet activists offered their knowledge and technical support to reconnect protestors during the recent Egyptian revolution. Contributions by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Rana Hamadeh, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jan Verwoert and Kathy Acker and more.
September 2013 / Softcover / 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches 112 pp / 10 color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-49-6 · Retail Price: $16.00
A Man, A Village, A Museum
Incorporating texts from his diary, photographs and drawings, Chinese artist Li Mu (b. 1974) tells the story of the naissance, development and completion of a unique art project he embarked on in 2012. Inspired by a brief residency at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Li Mu re-created Western modern- ist artworks by artists Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Richard Long, Andy Warhol, Daniel Buren, Carl Andre, and Ulay and Marina Abramovic in carefully chosen locations in his hometown, Qiuzhuang—a small village 800 kilometers south of Beijing. For more than a year, he engaged the villagers in discussions about the artworks. Organized by season, Li Mu’s narrative conveys the thoughtful character and inquiring attitude that initiated and guided the process from beginning to end. Together with a foreword by Abbemuseum director Charles Esche, interviews with the artist, reviews, photographs and Li Mu’s watercolor-and-ink drawings— this journey makes a great read!
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
5 ¾ x 7 ½ inches / 288 pp / 7 b&w and 70 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-46-5 · Retail Price: $29.95