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NEW DYSTOPIA

Mark Von Schlegell

Dystopia has been called “utopia’s wretched flipside,” yet contemporary science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell has figured out how to see dystopia not as pure apocalypse, but as a tabula rasa – a context from which luck, hope and a possible utopian future can emerge. Von Schlegell’s illustrated screenplay-as-science fiction novel is the jumping-off point for this exhibition catalog from the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. With many illustrations, reproductions and installation photos on the theme from several dozen important contemporary artists, including Wallace Berman, Isa Genzken, Franz West, Cosima von Bonin and the Pathetic Sympathy Seekers, among others.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux
November 2011 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches / 272 pp / 96 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-54-2 · Retail Price: $24.95

KATE NEWBY

Let the Other Thing In

Rosemary Heather & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)

In Kate Newby’s site-responsive installations, handcrafted and found objects are often combined with words or phrases to form artworks that engage with the particularities of place. The New Zealand artist’s intimate engagement with materials and nonhierarchical involvement with space exhibit a sophisticated understanding of the role that architecture plays in the shaping of thought and perception, our sense of self in the body and in community.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, NEWFOUNDLAND
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches
144 pp / 63 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-87-0 · Retail Price: $30.00

KATE NEWBY

Incredible Feeling

Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)

Existing somewhere between a survey of recent work and artist’s book, Incredible Feeling is punctuated with four new photographic essays by New Zealand artist Kate Newby. The entire photo-based book is interspersed with specimens from Newby’s recent series, Skim Stones—delicate ceramic facsimiles of gems and common rocks found across her travels. Previously presented in a more traditional taxonomical format, here the stones are given to the artist’s friends to toss across the water at meaningful locations of their choice. These joyful, personal snapshots are interspersed with illustrations of a full range of Newby’s other recent projects including Let the other thing in (2013), the subject of her last publication from an artist residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Creative texts from Sarah Hopkinson, Chris Kraus and Tahi Moore contribute to Newby’s winsome approach to making art in the everyday world.

CLOUDS, NEW ZEALAND
HOPKINSON MOSSMAN, NEW ZEALAND
July 2014 / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 144 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-0-9876593-8-5 · Retail Price: $35.00

KORI NEWKIRK

1997–2007

Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2008 / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 inches
128 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-0-911291-33-9 · Retail Price: $35.00

Astrid Nippoldt / Hansjörg Dobliar

It’s Always Night, Or We Wouldn’t Need Light

This beautiful, softcover catalog documents a joint presentation of Astrid Nippoldt’s films accompanied by painted installations by Hansjoerg Dobliar at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen. It showcases two artists who follow in the footsteps of Romantic traditions, creating art which inspires dreaming. Dobliar, for his part, harnesses his large over-paintings of magazine photographs in colorfully gloomy constructions to form the effect of cosmic space with these seemingly crystalline structures. Nippoldt, whose films are evocative fragmented narratives, uses witty detail to define, gently, the absurdity of existence. Don’t miss Hans-Jurgen Hafner’s marvelous essay, written from the imagined future. Includes several photographs of the installations along with essays by Andreas Baur, Doris Krystof and Johannes Meinhardt.

Snoeck, Germany
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 64 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-37-7 · Retail Price: $32.00

NO IS NOT AN ANSWER

On the Work of Marie-Louise Ekman

No Is Not an Answer is the largest presentation of Marie-Louise Ekman’s art ever featured in the form of a book. As one of the most influential artists in Sweden in the postwar period, Ekman was both part of Swedish pop and the rebellious underground in the ’60s and ’70s.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
288 pp / 30 b&w and 122 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-06-1 · Retail Price: $37.00

NILS NOVA

Works So Far

American artist Nils Nova takes the idea of trompe l’oeil to an extreme, very conceptual place in his first comprehensive monograph to date. Imagine a photo of the gallery you’re in, blown up to life size and placed in exactly the same spot as the real-life space. You’re walking into a wall that looks like the space behind it. In his outstanding and insightful essay, Max Wechsler comments that it is not just the imposing dimensions of the work that disarm the imagination, but the succession of mirror images that throws off the viewer’s sense of what’s real and what’s not. Eventually, even a real photograph hanging on a real wall starts to look like an illusion floating in space. This extensively illustrated publication invites the viewer into Nova’s oddly parallel universe.

Snoeck, Germany
November 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 3/8 x 11 inches / 224 pp / 180 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-87-2 · Retail Price: $85.00

PORCELAIN FACTORY NYMPHENBURG

Legendary for craftsmanship and quality, Nymphenburg is the Bavarian royal family’s porcelain factory, acclaimed since its founding in 1747 for precious, handmade pieces. This new, comprehensively illustrated book shows how Nymphenburg developed its world-renowned reputation over almost 300 years, becoming synonymous with refinement, sophistication and brilliance in porcelain. With concise attention to detail, photographer Frank Stolle guides the reader through the entire factory (located since 1761 in the northern wing of the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich), covering the intricacies of molding, turning, luting, painting, firing, glazing and gilding. The factory’s master workshops own 15,000 color formulas and 30,000 different molds, and are still producing stylistically influential and custom works for artists, architects and designers from around the world.

SNOECK, GERMANY
PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG, GERMANY
January 2013/ German French & English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/ 9x 11 1/2 inches/ 184 pp/ 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-025-2 · Retail Price: $52.00

Albert Oehlen

Ridinghouse, London
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
2008 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches / 5 two-sided color posters
ISBN: 978-1-905464-14-2 · Retail Price: $65.00

ALBERT OEHLEN

In der Wohnung

Fred Fischli & Niels Olsen (Eds.)

The representation of domestic interiors has always been an important subject to Berlin-based German painter Albert Oehlen. In collaboration with Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, Oehlen assembled an exhibition (2014) surveying approaches to the painting of interiors in contemporary art. His most recent artist book, In der Wohnung (In the Apartment), from STUDIOLO artist book series, is a record of his art historical journey. The book opens onto undulating black-and-white perspectival line drawings of landscapes sparsely populated with fragments of work by Richard Artschwager, Mike Kelley and Martin Kippenberger, among others, which the artist uses in his own paintings. Arriving at a building set into the landscape, we encounter a recent “Klebebild” by Oehlen—Pop art panels featuring Oehlen’s collages. Several close-ups of the final artworks are also shown on display. A survey of Oehlen’s work is being presented at the New Museum, NY, later this year.

EDITION PATRICK FREY, ZÜRICH
July 2015 / Hardcover
9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches / 128 pp / 23 b&w and 67 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-95-9 · Retail Price: $55.00